As we all know, the New Year is a time to renew and refresh.
Let me ask you something. How long have you been living in your home? When was the last time you looked around and "re-evaluated" your real estate"?
What do I mean by that?
I find that so many people live in their homes for years, and although their circumstances might change, their home does not reflect those changes.
For example: Have your children grown up and their bedroom is stuck in a time warp from when they were little kids? Have your children gone off to college and left their bedroom unused? Have you started a home-based business and have not created a home office space to work out of? Have you been widowed or divorced and the remnants of that person still remain untouched in your home? Have you wanted to create a gym in your home but instead have an unused space in your basement?
It is very easy to go from day to day, week to week, month to month and year to year without making changes to our home.
I find that to be a waste of real estate. You are paying a mortgage on a home you are not making the best use of. That does not make any sense to me.
Last year I moved my home office from an area in the basement to a second floor bedroom that was unoccupied for some time following my divorce. I now have much more room and have a large window which provides great natural light. I am so much happier! I feel I made much better use of my real estate by doing this.
Do yourself a favor. Re-evaluate your real estate. Take some time to walk around your home (physically, not just mentally) and take a look at all of the rooms in your home and ask yourself whether they are being put to the best use. What changes could you make to better maximize the space you have?
If you are not sure, feel free to contact me. I have helped my clients over the years transform under-utilized spaces into rooms they can make better use of and enjoy at the same time. By being in a space, I have the ability to visual it's potential and make suggestions for how to best utilize it.
Make your place A Better Space!