Tiny homes are too small, but small homes are great!

If you went back in time 10 years ago, people would probably think you were crazy if you told them that in a few years, tiny houses — those around 300 to 400 square feet — would be all the rage. After all, this is America, the country of the 4000-square-foot McMansion. Why would people want to live in the equivalent of a large tent?

If you watch the tiny house shows, it soon becomes apparent most people don’t want to live in one! The objection you almost always hear is, “This is too small!”

Don’t get us wrong, tiny homes are pretty cool and people have come up with some unique ways to fit everything they need into a tiny home, but they’re not very practical.

However, they do point to one certain truth: bigger isn’t always better.

There are plenty of reasons why small homes are great. Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or looking to downgrade and move into something more cozy, here are four reasons you’ll love a smaller home.

  1. Less to clean. A big house means big chores. Not only will you have more space to clean, you’ll have more space for junk to accumulate. Small houses, by virtue of being small, make this much easier.
  2. You’ll need less stuff. Small houses save you money by the simple fact that you don’t have as many rooms or as much space to fill up with furniture and other things you might not use much. Conversely, a small house requires that you keep things tidy, and regularly get rid of things you don’t need.
  3. Better for family relationships. Today’s digital world makes it easy for family members to spend time apart. When everyone has their own room, their own phone and laptops, family members can easily become separated by the walls of a large house. In a small home, you’re able to spend more time together, and that’s priceless.
  4. Easier to upgrade. If you want to personalize your home, the cost and sheer size of a large house can be overwhelming. A small home is more manageable and gives you the chance to really get what you want out of an upgrade or a remodel.  

If you’d like to learn more about the types of homes that are out there and which one is best for you, talk to a Coldwell Banker Hedges Realtor® today. They know the market and can help you find the home of your dreams.


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