How to Know if It's Time for a Bigger Home


Change is a part of life. As you grow and mature, you can expect your tastes to change, your opinions to change and your needs to change. As your needs change, so too might your home. A 1,000-square-foot home that seemed like the perfect size when it was just you and your spouse might feel small and cramped once kids come along. Or, you might want to adopt a dog but realize that the lack of yard space will pose a problem.

When you work with a new home contractor in Fort Wayne, IN, you can design a house that fits your current needs to a T. Here's how to know if it's time to move on to bigger and better things when it comes to your housing situation.

You're Dealing With Regular Traffic Jams

On paper, your house might not seem too small. You might have enough bedrooms for each family member and you might have room to relax and eat your meals. But mornings are hectic in the house, as you all try to get in and out of the bathroom in time to get to school or work. If there's only one full bath in your house, traffic jams, as people wait for someone to finish up, are likely a regular occurrence.

Another type of jam you might find yourself dealing with if your house is too small is a lack of storage space. Coats and outdoor gear might get stuffed in a closet, only to tumble out and make a mess when someone opens the door. Limited closet and cupboard space can make an already small home feel extra cramped.

You're Planning on Adding to Your Family

Sometimes, there are obvious signs that it's time to move to a bigger home. If you are planning on adding to your family, you need to make room for the newest member. That can be the case whether the new addition is a new baby, a new pet, or your in-laws or parents.

If you plan on welcoming your parents or in-laws into your home, you might want to choose a new house that has an in-law suite, giving them some privacy and independence from the rest of your family. For a new baby, you might need a house with an extra bedroom or two and with an additional bath.

Your Lifestyle or Work Needs Have Changed

Even if your household stays the same size, changes to your work habits or lifestyle might mean that it's time for a bigger home. Your kids might have been fine sharing a bedroom when they were little but now that they're teenagers, giving them their own space might be necessary to keep the peace and help you maintain your sanity.

A house with extra rooms can also be useful if you plan on making the switch from working in an office to working from home or if you hope to start a home-based business. Giving yourself a dedicated work area, preferably one with a locking door, will help you stay on track and focused.

Lancia Homes is a custom home builder in Fort Wayne, IN. If it's time to move on to a bigger house, we can help you design a home that's the perfect fit for your family. Contact us today to learn more.