Downsizing your home

July 01, 2023

With some great benefits to downsizing, take a look at our top tips below…

Sometimes downsizing is the answer to a change in circumstances, whether you’d like to reduce everyday living costs, release equity in your home, you’re retiring, or your children have flown the nest. Whatever your reason to move, if you’re thinking of selling your home, our agents can offer expert advice.

Downsizing can be a good way of enhancing your lifestyle, reducing your utility bills and mortgage costs. Smaller homes are easier to maintain, with less to repair and decorate. In the process of buying a new home, you could move to a more desirable location, too.

If you’re looking for a smaller home, it’s good to find one where you still feel you have plenty of space. Spacious open plan designs are perfect for this and offer versatility to adapt living areas as and when you need to. If you choose a home with plenty of storage options, you’ll have less clutter too, so try looking for homes with built-in wardrobes, loft space, outdoor cupboards, and sheds.

If you only need the one bedroom, two-bedroom homes can offer versatility for a second reception space. Whether you’d like a study, hobby room, a cosy snug, or perhaps the flexibility for all three, a second bedroom could be really handy.

Smaller houses with larger than average gardens can be a real bonus, giving you the freedom to add an outbuilding such as your own summer house, home office, or extra storage, creating useful additional space.

Ideal if you enjoy outdoor space, ground floor apartments and maisonettes sometimes feature private gardens with direct access, so you can still enjoy entertaining outdoors, or simply a garden space of your own.

If you’re used to having a garage and driveway, these could be important deciding features in choosing your new home. Whilst homes such as one or two-bedroom character cottages, coach houses and bungalows often feature garages and driveways, smaller properties can also benefit from close allocated parking or a garage in a block.

If you’re retiring, a well-located retirement establishment could be ideal. Many within our local areas offer modern apartments with independent living, as well as warden support, social facilities, guest rooms and beautiful communal gardens.

We offer some great homes in our popular local areas of Ash Vale, Aldershot, Camberley, Farnborough, Fleet, Hartley Wintney, Hook and Yateley. To find out more, take a look at our website and register with us, so we can let you know when a potential home becomes available.

If you’re considering selling your home, our agents will be happy to offer an up-to-date valuation and advice. Please contact your local branch, here.

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