August 3, 2012

Are you Upsizing? Downsizing? How about Right-sizing?

Whether you are looking for a home for your growing family, or you are looking for a smaller house to compensate for the empty nest; you want a home that reflects your lifestyle as much as your interior decoration reflects your personality, at Wallmark Homes we prefer to call this “right-sizing”.

Right-sizing is more about personalizing a home’s design than about square footage. It takes a look at what you use, what you don’t, what storage you need and, most importantly, it considers your lifestyle. At Wallmark we right-size by building custom homes that reflect the uniqueness of the homeowner living within. Here is a list of considerations when rightsizing or if you are beginning to design your custom home: 

Unused Space – Unused space is waste! Often when you are looking for an upsize or a downsize you may not be looking for something that is different in terms of square footage, you are just looking for a different usage of the same area.  Look at your unused space: Could you live without it? Could you put that space to use in a different room?

High Traffic Areas – When considering what rooms to keep and what rooms to get rid of, consider where you walk the most, between what two areas do you navigate the most?

Necessary Storage – Walk through your home, looking at the storage that you now have, count the kitchen cabinets. Do you have too much space or too little? Whether you are downsizing or upsizing storage needs to be kept in careful consideration as it helps you not only maintain a clutter free home but also makes a home work for you.

Consider your lifestyle – Think about what is important to you and your family. Is it family dinners every night? Is it family gatherings every December? Make a note of your unique lifestyle specifications so that you are prepared, when considering different design layouts for your custom home.

Whether you are upsizing or downsizing, Wallmark can help you to design a custom build that ensures that your home meets all of your individual needs and is the right-size.

Visit us at to get more information about how we design our custom homes to be right-sized or click here to look at our new development, Carte Blanche by Wallmark.