Whether it’s a new job or a new addition to the family that allows you to upsize, there are various factors and questions that you must ask yourself when moving to a larger property.
What do I need?
Firstly, you need to determine your budget, as well as your overall expectations with the local area, property layout and its number of bathrooms and bedrooms.
Is there also a possibility of having (more) children or another personal living with you in the future?
It may also be worth researching the local area; aside from basic things like transport options and local amenities, those with children should look at the local schools and their Ofsted reports, along with class sizes and catchment areas.
How can I best make the most of space?
Think about how each room will be used in your new, bigger home. Whilst upsizing is exciting in itself, you still need to think realistically about how you’ll maximise every bit of space.
Depending on why you’re upsizing, think about what each new room will be used for. It could be a spare bedroom, playroom, study or even a cinema room. This will help you determine what you want in your larger home and keep you focused on viewing the right properties.
What furniture do I choose?
‘More space means more furniture’ – this common line of thought doesn’t always hold truth.
Yes there will be additional space, but be careful not to fill it with more things just because you can.
Take measurements of your new home and seek advice from home stores on what furniture would work best (depending on how you plan to use the space). Upsizing may also be a chance for you take stock of your current furniture and decide if there’s anything else that may not fit in your new home.