Whether you’re shopping for a new home or planning a new custom built home, you’ll likely ask yourself at some point: How big a home should we buy? This question’s answer depends on your family’s current needs, your plans for the future, budget constraints, and more.
Here at Norman Graham Builders, we want to help you answer this common question by offering some helpful guidelines. Choosing the right sized home is one of the most important things you can do to ensure a positive home ownership experience.
Too big and you run into issues like:
- Higher costs – We’re not just talking about the cost of the home itself, but also energy costs to heat or cool space that you don’t use, higher taxes, and increased cost of insurance. And those extra rooms will need to be furnished as well!
- Time suck – With all that extra space, you’ll be spending more of your time cleaning and maintaining parts of your home that might not see much traffic.