Hate The Idea Of Moving To The Suburbs? Here's What To Do

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Moving to the suburbs is something that many couples or families consider when they need more bang for their buck, or when one person finds a great job that happens to be in the suburbs. While the switch to suburban life can be daunting, there are a few common reasons that people are reluctant to move to the suburbs that don't need to be deal breakers.

The Area Doesn't Seem Exciting

The first struggle is that things aren't as readily available in the suburbs in terms of culture or exciting events. But, with the discretionary income you save by living outside of a big city, consider that you could afford to travel more to exciting destinations, or to see family more, or to splurge on unique experiences for your family that take you away from home. Living in the suburbs doesn't mean you're confined to a suburban way of thinking.

The Houses Are Bland

Another reason a move to the suburbs can receive some pushback is that the houses aren't like what you're used to in the city. Maybe you're seeing a lot of older properties that need a lot of TLC. Or it could be an opposite problem of generic apartment and housing complexes that don't have the same character of what you're used to seeing. There are a few solutions:

Choose a Home and Plan to Spend Money: You're saving money by living in the suburbs. So you can probably spend a little bit more on a luxury feature, such as a home spa or an amazing patio. Find a way to create your own home oasis.

Create a Custom Home: The second option is to start from scratch when designing a home you can be more than happy with. New home construction allows you to completely invent a dream space for you and your family. You can allocate space however you want. You can choose all of your own finishes and fixtures. And best of all, you won't have to start out by inheriting someone else's maintenance problems.

In short, although in the life in the suburbs won't be exactly what you've known when you've lived in the heart of it all for so long, it can have certain perks that you would never be able to afford in the city. In the end, the balance often works out for homeowners who know exactly what they want.

Contact a business like Sherman Hayden Custom Homes to learn more.

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Building our Guest House Was a Great Decision

For years, my wife and I debated on what we wanted to do with all of the spare land in the back of our house. We were lucky enough to buy a house on an extra-large lot for a great deal, but the land was "going to waste" for quite a while. One day, we finally decided to have a guest house built on it, and now that the house is finished, we wish we had built it long ago. We are now renting it out for some extra income, and it is helping us save for retirement. I have always been fascinated by construction, so I enjoyed watching the professionals build the guest house and learned a lot during the process. I decided to fill some free time by blogging about the experience and sharing some construction info I learned during the process. Come back soon!