Buying a Home that Fits Your Lifestyle in Spain
Finding the right home and one that truly fits your lifestyle is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. It should fit with your lifestyle and have the right floor plan and style that you’ll love for years to come.
Size is important when considering a home. If you’ve got a large family, or will have lots of visitors they won’t be comfortable in a small two-bedroom, but a sprawling ranch-style may not be the best choice either unless it meets other needs – such as enough bathrooms.
Floor plans may vary according to location. For example, if you live in town, floor plans may range from multi-level 4 storey townhouses to large aa=partments, while more rural settings will give you more outdoor space and an opportunity to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle at home
Clearly, if you enjoy living in an urban area where you’re close to restaurants, shops, and other amenities, you should look for a townhouse home that fits your style and your needs.
Think about your pets too. A home with a garden may suit your needs more than having to find somewhere to walk the dog every morning.
Do you like to entertain? Then, consider a floor plan that flows easily – not one chopped up so you can’t visit with your guests while in the kitchen. A terrace with an outdoor kitchen or patio may also be important so the overflow of people have room to move around.
Consider the layout of your new home more than the décor or fancy finishes. It should flow easily from room to room and be functional for what you love to do. Don’t choose based on the great decor in the living room but look for how welcoming it will seem to guests coming from a kitchen or entrance area.
If you have trouble visualizing a floor plan that will work for you, speak to us about your needs and we can share experiences from hundreds of other buyers who have been through the same decision-making process. Your real estate agent may also be able to point you in the right direction and help you consider things that aren’t visible to the eye, such as energy costs.
When considering your home purchase, consider if you’re going to be using your current furniture or buying new furniture that will better fit your floor plan. If you want to use your current furniture, be sure to measure the area to be sure it will fit. Also if you are moving from another country it may not be practical to bring your furniture due to different styles and sizes of property. There is also usually quite a lot of cost involved in transporting furniture as well.
While most of us tend to go over the top when it comes to purchasing a home, the price of those fancy features or location usually brings us back to earth. You know what you like, what you can live with, and what are absolute deal-breakers.