The American dream isn’t just buying a home, it’s buying a nice home. But that nice house doesn’t have to be a big house. Many Americans are concerned about keeping up with the Jones’. They want a luxury car, nice clothes, big screen TV’s and yes the big house with a white picket fence. But I’m going to tell you a few reasons why you may actually prefer owning a small house versus a larger one.
Small homes are huge time savers. By living in a small house you’ll find that you have more time to do what you love like spending time with your kids or enjoying your favorite hobby. You won’t be stuck for hours mowing the yard or mopping and vacuuming every inch of your home. Just imagine the amount of time it can take you to clean a small house versus a large one. A bigger kitchen sounds good until you realize it will take you twice as long to clean it. What’s the point of living in a large home if you’ll have to spend all this extra time cleaning it. This alone may make you reconsider buying that house with the game room and dining room.
A small house will cost you considerably less than a larger one. When you’re doing a search for a home online, don’t limit yourself to a certain square footage. It’s understandable that you’ll need a certain number of bedrooms, but the lower square footage rooms can be just as attractive as the higher square foot ones. But it’s not just the actual price of the home that will set you back. Any future home improvement projects will cost you more as well. Furnishing and decorating a larger home will cost you more as well as you seek to fill in any empty space in any rooms.
Since your new home will be smaller than other homes, you will spend less on your utilities. You won’t need countless lights to light up your side, front and back yards. Smaller homes will also cost less to heat in the winter and cool in the summer. If your house is big and you don’t have much free time you’ll end up having to hire a maid and a landscaper to maintain your home.
Have you opted for a smaller home? any other reasons you opted for a smaller home?