Bigger Isn't Always Better

Mar 25, 2013

I'm reminded of how easy and relaxing it can be to live in a small space every time we go on vacation. Before we left on vacation I was trying to decide whether to continue to remodel our home or to move to something larger. I realized after spending a week in a two bedroom condo that I definitely do not want a bigger home. I loved being a few steps from every room and every item I needed. There are so many times I hear my phone ring in the office, but let it go to voicemail because I know there's no way I can make it down the stairs and to the front of the house without breaking my neck. If I moved at all it would be to something smaller and without stairs! It would also be nice to concentrate on making each room extra special with more attention to detail. I do love my home and neighborhood so we've decided to stay put (again) and continue to make our home, our home.

Here are some beautiful smaller homes with details usually reserved for estate homes. Just imagine what we could be living in if we put our money into amazing details instead of square footage.



 
 
 
 
 
I absolutely adore the first image of the English stone cottage and the French style home with the gravel driveway. I would feel like I was on vacation every single day if I lived there. Which is your favorite?
 
 
 

8 comments:

  1. I agree, bigger is not always better! Soo hard to pick a favorite. I love that first house too, and also the 5th and 6th pictures. The french style one is gorgeous too! Just give them all to me, I'll just travel between them once a month. haha! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I like the way you think! Sounds like a plan to me.

      Delete
  2. You make such good points. I worry, though, that in a smaller house I would get bored faster and need to change things even more often!
    Stacy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You probably would, lol. I'm so slow since DIY almost everything that I'd finally finish a room for once. That would be nice!

      Delete
  3. I love the first home with the stone exterior and the gable windows. It has such beautiful detailing and ladscaping. Our home has just over 3000 square feet of living space. When we move, we'll probably look for something about the same size. What we'd really like to have is more outdoor space.
    ~ Wendi

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me, too! I'd especially love the outdoor space if it was overlooking the beach or lake. ;) Maybe one day...

      Delete
  4. I agree with having a small home. I have a home that is way too big for two people. I've thought about downsizing, but can't seem to find the right one in a nice neighborhood.

    ReplyDelete