Options For Your Home Facing Family Expansion
You are in shock, but the good kind. As you stare at the two blue or pink lines on the pregnancy test, your smile grows bigger and bigger. A baby (or two or three, who knows what the next ultrasound will show?) is coming into your life, and you can’t be more ecstatic. But your smile slips a bit once you get home and look around. Where on earth will the baby room go? There are many ways you can look at this problem.
Stack Them Up
If you already have kids, you can bunk them together. Wait a bit to see what the gender is of your little munchkin. And if one of the older siblings is the same gender, bunk them together. There are many ways to incorporate both a baby room feel and whichever stage the older sibling is. Room dividers can provide a simple sense of separation. Or you can even arrange the beds in such a fashion that they provide their own partition. Ensure that you first have a serious discussion with the older sibling, get him or her on board and even get them involved in the room transformation. Let them build a bond with the baby even if they are still in your tummy.
Expand Stage Left
If you own your current home, it is a good idea to look at expanding. Not only will it accommodate your family expansion but it can also increase your home value. You still have enough time from finding out that you are pregnant to when the baby comes to get the building done. But don’t try to take on more than what you need to on the project. You only have so much time, and no one wants to bring a newborn home to a dusty reno site. If you decide to only expand the house with an extra room and bathroom, do only that. Don’t throw in the kitchen expansion and mudroom.
Move To a Bigger Future
If you are currently living in an apartment with no extra room or your current home is already bursting at the seams, it might be that the universe is telling you to move. This might be a substantial financial undertaking as not everyone has the capital available to buy a home. Take a deep breath and consider your options. Yes, you can rent a home, or you can start your property investment by taking out a mortgage. Do your research between the different banks like Evolve Bank & Trust, look at their interest rates and see what you qualify for. Once you know what price point you can look at, start checking the real estate sites for your perfect home. In no time, you will be signing the papers and have all your contents packed up in boxes. The time has come to bid farewell to the fond memories made between your current home walls. But walking out that door, know that your growing family and brighter future is waiting for you.