Your home is your safety nest and provides a foundation for your whole life, so it’s crucial that you adore where you live. You may be starting to question whether your house still suits your needs, individually or as a family. Are you experiencing any of the below signs? If so, you might be overdue for a new home!
Your family is getting bigger
The most obvious sign is that your family is expanding. Perhaps you’ve just had a baby or you’ve taken in an ageing parent or an unwell relative. Family sizes shift and change a lot throughout their lifetime and your home needs to accommodate for that. Do you have more kids than bedrooms? Have you noticed you are running out of room to put furniture or belongings? If you’re starting to feel like things are feeling overcrowded, you are clearly in a position to seek out a bigger house.
Is your family expanding?
Your children have recently moved out of home
On the reverse side, things are quieter in your life these days and what was once your glorious family home, is now a spacious home for one or two people. If you’ve recently become an empty nester and you’re finding your voice echoing down the hallway or you have one too many unused rooms, now could be the best time to consider a new build and create that dream home.
Your kids are entering high school or their teen years
This is a critical time in family life where everyone needs their own space and breakout areas, especially as teenagers start to develop their own identities and sense of self.
Older homes generally don’t account for this need and don’t incorporate many of the layout features, such as multiple entertainment areas and breakout study spaces, that modern home designs offer.
At Rawson Homes we cover all bases from empty nesters looking for a smaller home to young families looking for plenty of retreats and a big master bedroom.
Have you got teens who need their own space?
You avoid entertaining
Be it through dinner parties or barbecues, you recoil at the thought of hosting visitors. You simply don’t have the room to accommodate everyone and it can turn into a logistical nightmare when you are trying to cook in a tiny, impractical kitchen. All whilst playing perfect host and your guests are finding themselves bumping into furniture with nowhere to sit. Imagine how treasured your weekends would be with dedicated entertaining spaces.
You’re getting grumpy
Things and little “quirks” that you have to deal with daily around the house are really starting to get on your nerves. Maybe when you first moved in they were tolerable but now they have outstayed their welcome and you’re ready to see the back of them. Perhaps there’s no storage or closet space and nowhere to house your linen or your pots and pans. Or you’re tired of parking on the street because your garage does not house all the cars. Anything that once seemed endearing but now makes you tense up just thinking about it— you know, the lack of natural light or the lack of shelving— is part of the problem and can be remedied with a new build. Your mood is a surefire sign that you’re ready for a new abode!
You’ve lost your weekends
If you’re devoting most weekends to repairs and maintenance around the home or updating rooms, it’s time to invest in a new home. The good news is that it generally works out cheaper to knock down and rebuild than undertake a whole host of renovations in your home.
Are constant repairs taking away your weekends?
If you’re reading this, the thought has already entered your mind that you could be ready for an upgrade. Sure, you may not be ready to leave the comfort of your beloved street, so knocking down and rebuilding on your land could be the ideal solution for you.
If you found yourself nodding along to these common scenarios, it just may be time to think about a new home and the easiest solution might just be to knock down and rebuild. Isn’t it time you looked forward to coming home?
Look forward to coming home with Rawson Homes designs.