You’ve probably heard of downsizing, but have you heard of rightsizing? When you make the decision to rightsize, you’re consciously thinking about how a potential home could fit your current lifestyle. The world around us is always changing, and the home you may have purchased years ago might not align with your needs today. You want a space that’s perfectly scaled to you, and rightsizing can help you do just that. Here are a few benefits of rightsizing you should consider:
Pictured: The Magnolia model at Empire Oldenburg in Waxhaw, NC.
1. Less Maintenance
A smaller square footage means you’ll be spending less time on cleaning and repairs, and more time doing the things you love most. For example, if you plan on rightsizing from a two-storey home to a single-storey home, you now have one less floor to clean and maintain. Some of our communities also have property management teams that take care of the landscaping, garbage disposal and external repairs, so you can live worry-free in your home.
Pictured: The Middleton model at Empire Paintbox in Atlanta, GA.
2. A Big Money-Saver
That big, beautiful home may have been perfect for you when you first purchased it, but priorities change. Whether your kids have moved out, or you’ve simply out-grown your home, you may want to think about if a smaller space would better suit your needs. If that’s the case, you’ll realize that smaller homes can come with much smaller price tags, saving you a substantial chunk of money each month and year-to-year. You may even be able to leverage the equity from your existing home and purchase your new place outright, leaving you with extra cash in your pocket.
Pictured: The Orchard model at Empire Maven in Toronto, ON.
3. A Fresh Start
Life is full of ups and downs, and sometimes a hard reset is needed to start anew. Rightsizing gives you the chance to restart your life after significant, life-changing events. Relocating to a new home provides you with the opportunity to make special memories in a space that’s better tailored to you.
Pictured: The Edgewater model at Empire at Rowe in Austin, TX.
4. A Tailored Space, No Matter The Size
You may think that rightsizing means sacrificing the interior design style you love, but no matter the size of your space, you can still achieve the look and feel you’re after. It’s all about shifting your perspective and getting creative with your new floor plan. If you’re in need of some design inspiration, our modern ranch, rustic chic, cool and contemporary and boho minimalist style guides are a great place to start.
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