Hosting a dinner party but only have space for four? Our lifestyle and social lives dictate what we need in a home, and as that’s constantly changing, we’ll need to adapt to those changes. When you reach a certain age, your lifestyle priorities will change – family, kids, pets. So, what do all of these factors have in common? They all require space. Have you outgrown your home?
Children to bedroom ratio
If you’ve got more children than bedrooms, you might want to consider finding them some more space. As your children grow older, they’re going to want their own space which means having a room of their own. Allowing children to have their own bedroom gives them a private retreat they can feel more comfortable in.
Speaking of children, once grown they often return home for a time. Whether it’s while they’re in between university and their first job and they’re trying to get on their feet, or because they’re saving to purchase their own property, you might have to be prepared to handle having the children move back in.
Have you ever kicked your toe on the lounge? It might be a sign that your furniture is too big for the room that it’s in which means it’s probably time to upgrade to a larger space. Although you might not need to upgrade the number of rooms your house has, you may need to consider something with a different layout or open plan which suits the size of furniture you own.
The line for the bathroom keeps growing
Have you ever found yourself rushing to use the bathroom before anyone else can? Maybe it’s time for a second or third. As your family grows, so too does the need for more access to amenities.
You can’t entertain guests
If a large part of your life is social, you’ll want to ensure you have the space for entertaining guests. Dining space and spare bedrooms is something that not only your guests will appreciate, but you will too. Having the room to entertain multiple people without needing to collect chairs from every corner of the house will make dinner with friends much more enjoyable.
You want pets
Pets are great however, they require space of their own. If you’re living in an apartment, your large-sized dog won’t appreciate the tight squeeze. Outdoor space is also important to consider, especially for cats, dogs and birds.
There’s more clutter than space
Clutter is a sign that you don’t have a home for something, so it might be time to relocate to a home that does. Sort through the clutter and determine how much of it is necessary to keep before you decide whether moving or self storage is the solution.
Once you’ve found the home that’s more suited to your needs, call in the professional removalists at Grace. We’ll pack, transport and unpack your entire house whether you move locally, interstate or internationally. Get a free quote today.