When you see an empty lot of land, then the first thing that pops into your head is what your house will look like once it is built there. While this is definitely important, do not neglect another major part of your home – your yard! The size of your yard helps determine how big a house you want. To help you determine how sizable you want your future yard to be, consider these questions.
Is your family going to grow?
Yards can be especially important when it comes to children. If you already have children, then they may be of the age where they want to spend more time outside. Should this be the case, then you may want plenty of room for swing sets, basketball courts, or even a swimming pool. If you do not yet have children, then you should think about whether you plan on having any in the future. For those who want children, a bigger yard could come in handy. If you do not wish to expand your family, then you might not need that extra space.
What are your outdoor plans?
When people move into a new house, they often plan on adding to their property. Some people enjoy having a gazebo for dining and aesthetics, while others want a bigger porch. You may even want a storage shed for a lawnmower or other gardening tools. Plus if this is not your forever home and you plan to move at some point, these outdoor features can increase your resale value. For whatever reasons additions like these are part of your long-term plans, then you absolutely should not skimp on yard size when planning your future home. After all, yards that are too small cannot handle such supplementary features later on!
Do you want to spend much time working on your yard?
As gorgeous and grand as any yard may be, all yards require upkeep to remain stunning. Mowing is a dreaded part of homeownership, but it is something that must be done. Are you prepared to spend a significant amount of your time tending to your yard? Obviously, the bigger the yard, the more work you need to spend taking care of it. Even if you plan on having someone else mow your yard, that is still an extra expense you should consider. Some mowers may charge more to take care of a very big yard.
Once you answer these crucial questions about your future yard, then you are ready to pick out a home lot! Hawthorne Creek Homes is more than happy to help you find the right acreage or subdivision for your new home. Reach out to us here, and let’s get started on your perfect yard and even more perfect home!