After finally saving up enough money to use as a down payment, I decided that it was time to hit the market. I met with a lender, got pre-approved for a loan, and then started visiting different properties. However, I quickly realized that I didn't know as much about real estate as I would have hoped. I wanted to find a great neighborhood and know what to ask the professionals, but I could tell that I needed a little help. To point me in the right direction, I started working with a great real estate agent who was familiar with the area. This blog is all about educating the general public on real estate matters.
Before you go shopping for a home, you will benefit from having a discussion with your family about wants and needs. While various features and qualities may come up multiple times, you may conclude that storage capacity is one of your family's highest priorities. An enormous home with a ton of square footage is a simple and easy way to get ample storage space.
However, you can get strategic during your home search to find a suitable home without relying on square footage to provide adequate storage.
An ideal feature to prioritize with your home purchase is a basement. Fortunately, you can get either a finished or unfinished basement when storage is the main priority. A finished basement may have various rooms or spaces, but you can use them primarily for storage. An excellent example is treating a home gym or office in the basement like a storage room.
When you find mostly unfinished basements, you do not have to worry about finishing the space to use it for storage. All you need to do is bring furniture and items downstairs. A crucial detail is that your basement will likely not have air conditioning or heating. As a result, you want to store durable possessions to avoid temperature or humidity-related issues.
Another feature worth demanding to gain a ton of storage is a garage. Ideally, you want to get a multicar garage because this allows you to park your vehicle inside and still gain storage. A one-car garage can work, but you will be limited in parking a car and storing items.
Some home listings will have built-in storage solutions throughout the garage that you can use after moving in. However, even without these features, you can add your own floor-to-ceiling shelving units along the walls and an overhead storage solution to maximize storage capacity.
Grabbing items from your attic, basement, or attached garage will not require stepping outside. However, a backyard storage shed is a feature that involves going outside. A storage shed can provide ample storage and give your family a long-term and reliable storage solution.
Prioritizing sheds on concrete foundations is worthwhile because this foundation will provide better safety and stability for the feature.
Getting a ton of storage when you buy a home can be a little tricky, especially when you are not looking to prioritize maximum square footage. Fortunately, you can use these tips and strategies to buy a home with features and qualities that provide ample storage.
For more information, contact a real estate service near you.Share