The right size for your fam­ily

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE -

When build­ing a new house, you usu­ally have an idea about how many rooms, par­tic­u­larly bed­rooms, you want in your home.

We all dream about build­ing a huge man­sion on a large piece of land but in re­al­ity you must de­cide what suits your fam­ily and bud­get best.

Quan­tity does not nec­es­sar­ily mean qual­ity and big­ger is not al­ways bet­ter.

Ex­tra rooms re­quire ex­tra over­heads such as light­ing and heat­ing and have to be dec­o­rated and fur­nished.

Space that is used in build­ing your home may mean that your gar­den is sac­ri­ficed in the process.

It is im­por­tant to plan for the fu­ture, par­tic­u­larly if you want to start a fam­ily.

This will dic­tate how many bed­rooms you build in your home and how big the in­di­vid­ual rooms are.

Plan your house so that in time, if you need to ex­tend an­other room to it, the op­tion is there for you to con­sider.

If your fam­ily has grown up and have moved away, build­ing a big new home seems like a waste and only in­creases your daily chores look­ing af­ter it.

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