Many homebuyers seem to get caught in the deception of square footage. While a 2,500-square foot home sounds perfect, how much of the home is really useable space? When deciding what square footage is right for you, it is important to know how much of the square footage is livable space, and how much is unusable space.
With so many different designs and floorplans to choose from, it can be difficult to understand and find the right layout. Here are a few considerations to help you determine what square footage works.
Buying larger homes may seem appealing but they come with a lot of downsides, including:
• Higher mortgage payments
• Higher utility payments
• Higher insurance and taxes
• More rooms that need to be furnished
Although buying a smaller home is economical, it can cost you in other ways such as:
• Limited room to expand if you have children
• Lack of space for an office
• Not enough space to have guests’ over
• Feeling overcrowded
• Limited furnishing space
So, how do you find the right size?
You need to determine how the space is going to be used and how much useable space you actually require. Consider your lifestyle, family plans, entertainment needs, and future goals. Your home should be a reflection of who you are rather than what others expect you to be.
Winthorpe Modern understands many of these needs and has solutions for every homebuyer. The Winthorpe Modern’s two-bedroom units range in size from 1,100 sq.ft to 1,170 sq.ft, while the three-bedroom suites are sized from 1,460 to 1,550 sq.ft.
The Winthorpe Modern offers stunning views from private rooftop terraces and balconies that enhance the main floor living space. These homes also feature 10 ft. ceilings in principal rooms, with 19ft ceilings in open to above areas creating a sense of openness in your home.
Remember size does matter but there are many factors to consider when determining what size is right for you.