How well does your current house work for you?

Maybe the kids have left home, and you’re rattling around with empty bedrooms, extra bathrooms and multiple living spaces. Or perhaps you bought a compact house you loved as a carefree couple, and now the babies have started to arrive. You can see you’re soon going to need more space.

Whatever stage you’re at, rightsizing can help make sure your home suits your family and lifestyle. While making your plans, carefully consider who will live with you and how you like to live. Look ahead and plan for future life changes to make sure your new home continues to fit the bill.

Who’s under your roof?

While making your plans, carefully consider who will live with you and how you like to live. Look ahead and plan for future life changes to make sure your new home continues to fit the bill.

Growing Families

If you’re still adding to your family or your kids are getting older, you may want to think about how many years you plan to stay in your home. If you’re likely to be there when the kids are teenagers, you may want to add an extra bathroom or separate living space.

Elderly relatives

As family members age, you might plan to have Mum or Dad come and live with you. If this is the case, consider the possibility of mobility issues in the house design. You can add features to futureproof your home to ensure everyone is happy and comfortable in years to come. You may also consider building a separate self-contained area for privacy.

Empty Nest

Once the kids have set off into the world, your home may feel too big. Large homes can also be a lot of work! Now’s your opportunity to discover a new way to live within a smaller footprint. Scaling down the square metres can free up cash and save you time on upkeep. If you plan to stay in your own home as long as you can, consider futureproofing for the later years with easy mobility access.

Lockup and leave

If you travel a lot for work or like to zip off in the motorhome for the weekend, maybe an easy-care townhouse is on the cards. If that’s you, then you’ll want to lock the door knowing you won’t come back to messy lawns and maintenance issues.

Whatever your family needs from your home, the Bainbridge Homes team can work with you to find the right solution for your future.

Are things changing at your place? Talk to us now about rightsizing your home.

Here we are in Autumn already, enjoying the settled Canterbury weather that comes with the change of season. We hope 2021 is going well for you so far and wish you good health and hope for the months ahead.

David Hewett

Managing Director

First Homes

Are you looking for a quality first home to get onto the property ladder but are worried about not being able to afford it?

Bainbridge Homes have the perfect solution for you.

For Life Homes

Are you considering upsizing or downsizing but don’t want to lose the luxury of space?

Our Homes for Life plans are fully customisable to your every requirement.

House Plans

We offer an exclusive range of modern house plans designed to the highest standard. Our team of experts will work closely with you to create a solution to suit your family needs and requirements.