Tips When Upsizing to a New Home

Published on 7/2/2021

Tips When Upsizing to a New Home

For many of us, this past year and a half of living through a pandemic means we’ve had to rethink our home situations. Our jobs may have gone remote. Or the kids may have spent half the year home for school. Perhaps we started an at-home-workout routine when gyms were shut down. But if you find yourself looking to upsize this summer, here are some tips to help you get the most bang for your buck. 

1. Give yourself plenty of time to look.

Don’t rush it. If you can help it, take your time looking for a new place. Weigh all the pros and cons of the current market against your current needs. Spend some good time on your budget and know your must haves vs. your wants. You don’t want to get in over your head leaving your current home and get stuck with too much space or too high a mortgage.

2. Settle into the space before buying furniture.

Wait a second before going crazy buying furniture for your new space. First of all, moving is a bigger expense than we realize sometimes so wait until you get through that. Then see how your current furniture fits in the new space. Reevaluate what you might want or need to fill in the gaps after you get settled for a bit. This will save you a lot of money in the long run. And it might help you really establish what vibe and design aesthetic you want if you wait and live in the space a while. 

3. Think about your long-term needs

Before starting to look for a new place, it’s also wise to consider your long term needs. If you’re thinking of trying to start having kids (or adding in more kids) think about how that will change your needs. Or if your work is going back to a hybrid or in-person situation in the fall, maybe rethink if you need a whole extra bedroom for an office. Maybe you can combine it with a guest room and go with a 3 bedroom instead of 4. 

These are just a few aspects to consider when upsizing to a new, larger space. Comment below to let us know what other good tips you’ve found. And as always, keep us in mind for all your storage needs