Reasons to Live in a Smaller Home

June 1, 2020

Many of us approach home buying from a “bigger is better” perspective, especially families with more than one child or multiple generations living together, people who run businesses out of their home and those who simply want to enjoy more space. Eventually, however, some people find that they no longer need all the room they once wanted, and start considering the reasons to live in a smaller home in Poulsbo, WA.
You don’t have to opt for a full-on tiny house, but sometimes downsizing can bring some big benefits:

  • Downsize and declutter: It’s all too easy to get a big home with tons of extra space, only to start filling that space with even more stuff. Do you really need that dressmaker’s dummy from your high school sewing phase? How about those bowling trophies that haven’t been dusted since the ‘80s? If your current living situation would make Marie Kondo gasp, downsizing, decluttering and moving into a smaller home can help keep your mess under control. The less space you have to spread out, the more intentional you’ll have to be about what you do choose to keep.
  • Spend less time cleaning and maintaining your home: There are few people who really enjoy cleaning their homes and doing the routine maintenance tasks that come along with it. Smaller homes mean less gutter space to clean out, fewer corners to dust and less floor space to sweep. In bigger homes, spring cleaning can be a week-long affair (or more), but when you live in a smaller home, you’ll save a lot of time on everyday cleaning and routine home maintenance.
  • Save money: You’ll save money a few different ways when you take advantage of small space living. First, the home itself is going to be cheaper than a larger one, as is the general nature of real estate. Second, a smaller home means less space to heat and air condition, and less energy required for lights and appliances. You’ll see a significant improvement in your utility bills and home management costs when you downsize to a cozier place.
  • It’s cozier overall: Speaking of cozy homes, a smaller home doesn’t have to be cramped, and your family doesn’t have to live directly on top of each other just because you downsized. Many families find that moving to a smaller home means that they spend more quality time together, simply because there are fewer places to hang out.
  • Easily renovate and customize: Finally, one great benefit of moving somewhere smaller is that it’s less expensive and far easier to customize your home. Renovating and furnishing your home is expensive. When you choose a smaller home, the cost of labor and materials is automatically lowered, and you’ll need less furniture and décor to make it look homey and inviting.

These are just a few of the benefits of living in a smaller home in Poulsbo, WA. If you’re interested in renovating or building a smaller home, reach out to the team at Coyote Hollow Construction today.

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