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September 17, 2020

Choosing the Right Size Home in Atlanta

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

As a professional moving company in Atlanta, we move people into virtually all sizes of residences every day. And in addition, we recognize that there is a intense cultural impression that successful individuals have huge homes - the bigger the better. Many people dream of a vast mansion with dozens of guest rooms and possibly a game room, Olympic pool, and a substantial backyard garden to boot.

This specific cultural ideal generally brings us to search for a home that is "bigger" when compared with our previous house. More bedrooms, larger areas, more features. This makes perfect sense if you are moving from a roommate status to a solo apartment, from this apartment into a starter residence, and from the beginner home to a more roomy 3-4 bedroom. However there after? It's time to consider who is utilizing the extra room - and who is cleaning it.

A Realistic Look at the Bigger-Home Thinking

A residence ought to magnify the requirements of the occupants, as well as the use they put to the house itself. For example, famous people require those venue-sized estates for hosting their various public gatherings with hundreds - at times thousands of people. Your house most likely has other benefits. It might be your own studio; it might be home-base to a hive of thriving youngsters.

At some point, a house is too sizeable for what you can or even want to use. The bigger-house way of thinking only works until you reach your perfect home size and up-sizing too fast could potentially cause unique challenges. How do you pick a house that seems fantastic but is not too big for you and the family?

Figuring out Your Perfect-Sized Residence

- Family Bedrooms Plus One

What number of bedrooms might your dream-home have? If you aren't a celebrity or even the head of a large family, it is likely you just need adequate bedrooms for the occupants and possibly a single extra. Having a single guest room is fantastic for adaptability and, of course, guests. One guest room is straightforward to maintain without adding a complete extra wing to the property. Should you tend to have a great deal more guests, consider in addition developing one of the rooms with a fold-out sofa or incorporating bunk or roll-out beds to a bedroom layout.

- All the Steps You Could Go up

Sweeping staircases and multi-story houses may well seem stylish, however they are not absolutely sensible. In the event you (or any other members of the family) are not so competent on stairs or wear out quite easily, then consider a functional one-story dwelling, apartment, or condominium instead. It's more important that your house be comfy than that it be tall.

- Sensible Living Costs

Sometimes our eyes are bigger than our stomachs or, regarding homes, our wallets. The drive for a larger residence can sometimes lead to surprisingly increased expenses. The expense of heating or cooling down a bigger residence, for example, might be hundreds extra because of the increased square feet of air to fill. Buying a bigger home also means bigger property taxes. Take into consideration that you could be spending your income on more active enjoyment in comparison with mere square feet or rarely used bedrooms.

- Decorating a Significantly Bigger Home

Up-sizing very quickly may also result in another unanticipated cost: home furniture. We hardly ever comprehend how empty a sizable residence might be when we do not have the furniture to fill it or just how expensive new home furnishings can be if obtained all at one time. If you want a house considerably larger than your present home, remember to budget for furniture.

- Energy vs Budget for Home Maintenance

Lastly, think about your own ability and motivation to maintain a big residence. The more space, which includes outdoors deck as well as landscaping space, takes effort to clean. How much time do you possess? How much energy? How much real drive to commit hours each month cleaning the residence, carrying out minor repairs, and manicuring the landscaping? An ideal residence for you is one that is carefree to upkeep because it is just the right size for your way of living, stamina, and desire to clean.

- Spend on Luxury Rather than Space

Do not be afraid to indulge. If you want a house that makes you feel successful, try deluxe items or accessories as an alternative. Reward yourself by splurging on a whirlpool tub, an entertainer kitchen, or possibly a well-equipped den. Choose a place with a fantastic room for your home office or hold out for a skylight because that is your dream. When you've got extra budget to spend on your next residence - make it perfect for you instead of just bigger than the last.


Is bigger always better with regards to a satisfying home? Just up to a point. You want adequate area to feel spacious, but not enough to get lost in or bogged down by the property. You want a place that feels like home but in addition enables you to feel successful. Happy house shopping, and when you locate your next fantastic residence, give your local professional movers at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Atlanta a call.


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