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September 17, 2020

Choosing the Right Size Home in Dallas

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Being a professional moving company in Dallas, we move customers into virtually all sizes of residences every day. And, we understand that you will find a deep cultural perception that successful individuals have large homes - the bigger the better. Many people dream of a vast mansion with lots of guest suites and possibly a game room, Olympic swimming pool, and a large garden on top of that.

This specific cultural ideal commonly brings us to look for a home that is "bigger" compared to our previous residence. More bedrooms, bigger places, more characteristics. This can make perfect sense when you're moving from a roommate status to a solo apartment, from this apartment to a beginning residence, and from the beginner home to a more roomy 3-4 bedroom. But from then on? It is time to ask yourself who will be using the more space - along with who will be cleaning it.

A Genuine Look at the Bigger-Home Mentality

A residence should reflect the requirements of the inhabitants, as well as the use they put to the home itself. As an example, famous people need those venue-sized estates to host their numerous public events with hundreds - sometimes thousands of guests. Your residence probably has other functions. It may be your very own studio; it may be home-base to a hive of thriving youngsters.

Sooner or later, a home is too sizeable for what you can or even wish to use. The bigger-house thinking only is effective until you reach your ideal home size and up-sizing too fast could cause unique troubles. How do you pick a house that feels fantastic but is not too big for you and the family?

Figuring out Your Perfect-Sized House

- Family Bedrooms Plus One

What number of bedrooms will your dream-home have? If you're not a celebrity or the head of a large family, you most likely just need ample bedrooms for the occupants and possibly one additional. Having one guest room is great for flexibility and, of course, guests. Just one guest bedroom is simple to take care of without adding a whole extra wing to the residence. Should you generally have a great deal more visitors, think about in addition constructing one of the spaces with a fold-out sofa or including bunk or roll-out beds to a bedroom design.

- All the Steps You Can Go up

Sweeping staircases and multi-story houses may look exquisite, but they're not absolutely practical. Should you (or any other family) are not so great on stairs or fatigue quickly, then consider a functional one-story house, apartment, or condo instead. It is more important that your house be comfortable than that it be tall.

- Realistic Living Expenses

At times our eyes are bigger than our stomachs or, in the case of houses, our wallets. The desire for a bigger home can occasionally result in unexpectedly larger expenditures. The expense of heating up or cooling down a larger residence, for instance, can be hundreds extra because of the expanded square feet of air to fill. Buying a bigger property also means increased property taxes. Take into consideration that you could be spending your earnings on more active fun in comparison with pure square feet or rarely used rooms.

- Decorating a Significantly Larger Home

Up-sizing in a short time can even lead to another unexpected cost: home furnishings. We hardly ever fully grasp how empty a big home may be if we don't have the furniture to be able to fill it or exactly how expensive new furniture might be when obtained at one time. If you require a residence significantly larger than your present location, remember to budget for household furniture.

- Energy vs Budget for Home Maintenance

Finally, consider your own capability and willingness to maintain a substantial home. The more space, including outdoors veranda and landscaping space, will take work to clean. How much time have you got? How much energy? How much actual drive to commit hours each month cleaning the residence, performing small fixes, and manicuring the landscaping? The perfect residence for you is one which is carefree to maintain because it is just the right size for your way of life, energy, and desire to clean.

- Invest in Luxury Rather than Space

Don't be hesitant to indulge. If you would like a house that makes you feel prosperous, try lavish items or fixtures as an alternative. Reward yourself by splurging on a whirlpool spa, an entertainer kitchen, or a well-equipped den. Select a location with a fantastic room for your home office or perhaps hold out for a skylight because that is your dream. If you have spare budget to spend on your next residence - make it perfect for you rather than merely larger than the last.


Is larger always more desirable when it comes to a satisfying residence? Just up to a point. You want enough space to feel spacious, but not enough to get lost in or weighed down by the property. You want a space that feels like home but in addition makes you feel successful. Happy house hunting, and when you locate your next ideal house, give your local professional movers at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Dallas a call.


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