Two Options To Consider, When You Realize Your Home Is Now Too Small For Your Family
May 31, 2016
When you leave college, and start working, getting your own place is one of your “life goals”. If you are careful about what you spend on during your first few years after leaving college (like you should be), chances are that you’ll buy your first home while you’re still single and without relationship commitments.
Once you get a girlfriend, and you’re now thinking in twos; your house may evolve and you might look for a bigger, more permanent place. But space is hardly going to matter—especially in the first few years, even if you’re married. After all, you’re nearly joined at the hip, and apart from wardrobe space, it hardly makes a difference.
But a few years down the lane, and you have children. Now this is where the “nest” becomes too small for comfort. Truly, your children may be the smallest members of your house, but they need the most amount of space!
Here’s 2 options you can look into and consider when this happens.
Expand your home.
If you live currently in a house and not in an apartment, then packing up and leaving won’t really be a happy option. In this case, expanding your home will be your best option. Consult a building expert and find out if your building is eligible for expanding. If you have ample ground space, but it’s covered in trees, then consult a ground clearing company. If you’d rather do this by yourself (though we really don’t recommend it), you can remove the unwanted trees using a crane. If you know any crane training resources, or you know anyone working at training resources, they might be able to help you out in your task. Please avoid the “DIY” ways when constructing brand new parts for the building; after all, you are building for your children, so it must be safe and permanent. But be warned that this may be something you will need to spend quite a lot for.
Move your family.
This second option is for those of you who don’t want to spend too much on expanding your home. If you decided on the location of your home prior to your marriage, chances are that you were not really thinking of children when you did. This means you were probably only considering the distance from your workplace (and your spouse’s); and not the closest or best schools, as one of the priorities. Moving houses may feel scary, especially if you’ve invested a lot (if not most) of your savings in it.