Top reasons to upsize your home
TRIPPING over toys, queuing for the toilet and cramming things in cupboards has a limit.
When families realise their home has gone from quaint to cramped, it’s time to upsize.
Mackay mum-of-two Kristen Boyd upsized to a fourbedroom home in the Plantation Palms masterplanned community.
It’s the house she intends to be her permanent home, so it had to tick a lot of boxes. Her advice is to take your time looking for something that will meet your family’s changing needs in the years to come.
While her children are now aged three and five, features such as a separate media room, study nook and ensuite were important for the future.
The community was also well suited to families, being close to supermarkets, a park and a new high school.
Ms Boyd said another important element was the amount of storage space.
“Our old house didn’t have built-ins in every room,” she said. “This one has built-ins everywhere, and an attic, and you’re not living in mess all the time.”
Plantation Palms is looking to attract more upsizers to the development with large blocks easily able to accommodate a four-bedroom home.
Developer Kim Clarke said a new build offered a home that a family could grow into over 10 to 20 years, as well as ways to save bills over the long term.
Many had the capacity to fit 5000 litre rainwater tanks, offered energy efficient fittings and were near public transport.
“Homes in some estates, like Plantation Palms, have relaxed front setbacks,” Ms Clarke said.
“Homes are built closer to the street, maximising the backyard and entertaining space for the family, friends and pets.”
CHANGING TIMES: Upsizing your property now will help to accommodate the evolving needs of your family.