If you are considering moving, you probably have a wish list in mind for your dream house- but have you given much thought to the size? Have you decided how much space you’d like to have or how much you need?

If you’re moving to Lexington, South Carolina or somewhere nearby, you might want to consider discussing your needs with the Lafayette Team with EXP Realty. They specialize in working with first time home buyers, young professionals ready to sell their starter home and “level up”, and so much more. They will be able to help you find your dream home.

In this article, we’re going to discuss how you can determine what size house you need.

How Much Space Do You Use?

When determining what size house you need, you first need to determine how much space you actually use. How many rooms in your home actually see activity? If you are looking for a new home, think about how much space you are currently using. This will help you determine what you need so you don’t waste your financial resources. When you know how much space you need, it helps your real estate agent narrow down your options and it keeps you on budget.

Determine How Much Space You Need

Let’s say you have a family of four, the amount of space you need may be different from another family of the same size. Consider the following questions to help you determine what size house you need:

How many bedrooms do you need?

On average, the master bedroom measures 225 square feet, and the average additional bedroom is approximately 135 square feet. Of course, you can go larger or smaller, depending on your needs.

How many bathrooms do you need?

On average, master bathrooms are approximately 160 square feet. A three-quarter bath is usually around 40 square feet and a half-bath is usually 20 square feet.

Do you want a great room?

If you do, a great room is typically around 550 square feet.

How much space do you need in the kitchen?

On average, kitchens are approximately 225 square feet, and if you want a walk-in pantry, that will add an additional 40 square feet.

Do you want a dining room?

On average, a dining room is approximately 220 square feet.

Are there other spaces you’d like to have?

On average, a foyer is approximately 100 square feet, and the average laundry room is also approximately 100 square feet. Of course, you can save some space by having a laundry area built into a hall closet.

Conclusion

If you’re thinking about moving, you’ll want to take some time to consider what size house you really need. This can help your real estate agent narrow down your options and can also give you a budget to work with. If you’re interested in moving to Lexington, SC or the surrounding areas, consider working with the Lafayette Team with EXP Realty. Their agents have the experience necessary to help you find your dream home.