4 Keys That Say When a House Should Be Your Home

If you’re looking for a new place to live, you already know the pressure that can come with it. Not exactly “exterior pressure” but instead it comes from within—you want the best house for yourself. So how do you know when a house should be your home? Most houses won’t make a great home for you, so what do you do? This article will focus on the big 4 keys, that if checked, will tell you “Hey! I would make a great home for you!”

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#1 You Picture Yourself In It

When you start picturing yourself inside that house and how you would spend a Sunday afternoon in there, it’s clear that something about that house speaks to you. Do you see all the latest home design trends that you love in this house? You might even picture yourself making some adjustments to fully customize it to your liking.

Photo of a paint roller and paint on the wall
Painting is the easiest and cheapest way to make a house your home.

For example, you might see yourself slapping on a fresh coat of paint or hitting up Royal Covers for some patio tweaks. Additionally, you might also see your furniture from back home already settled in the new space and how great it would look. You might be hooked!

#2 You Can’t Wait to Tell Your Friends About It

This is the case for many things, but it’s especially true with something as big as a new house. If you find that you can’t wait to end the house tour just because you want to tell your friends all about it, you can be sure that this house should be your home.

Maybe there’s an incredible feature in this home that is quite rare. Or perhaps a specific space, like a fabulous morning room or cool media room. You’re buying the house for yourself, but you can’t deny that a small part of you is very thrilled about the fact that your friends will really love it as well.

#3 It’s in a Good Neighborhood

If you’re part of a family, especially with children, the quality of the neighborhood in which the house resides is very important. You want your children to grow up in a safe and prosperous environment.

No matter how great the house is, if it’s surrounded by hazards and unsafe things, or if it’s 40 miles from the nearest school, this is surely a big problem. If you find a house in one of Louisville’s best neighborhoods and is close to lots of great amenities, it might just be the one for you.

#4 There’s Room to Grow

A house can be great the way it is, but having room to grow is a giant plus! Is there room to add an assortment of new features to this house that’s awesome? Is there one more bedroom than you currently need? That’s big too!

Maybe you’d like some space to start a vegetable garden or to install some benches outside, then it could be the sign you were waiting for that it’s the place for you. Just because it doesn’t have all the elements at the start, the fact that it offers the possibility to expand is a big deal.

Buying a house is a very important step in any person’s life. As such, paying attention to even the smallest elements can help you know when a house should be your home.

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Tre Pryor, Editor-in-Chief

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