Moving house is a big task. You might do everything you can in order to avoid the acceptance that you need to move house, simply to avoid the month’s long organizational effort it takes to find somewhere new and make the move a success. Sometimes, however, one or more factors lead to the idea that you need to move to a new location which promises bigger and better things.

Before you make the big decision there are some things you need to consider first:

3 Questions to Consider Before Moving House

3 Questions to Consider Before Moving House

Life Quality

Sitting down and assessing how your life is currently running will help you understand if you need such a significant change. A quality life is worth a lot and if your current residence affects that and a move might cut down severe drive time to and from work then that would be a good reason. A move should make a positive impact on your life because if it doesn’t then it only adds stress and this should be considered. 

Future Plans

You always want to consider your future plans when thinking about making a big move. You don’t want to look back and realize you’ve made the wrong decision. For instance, if you are considering adding to your family at some point then you would want to make sure your new home accommodated the additional family size.  If you have school-age children then you will need to research the schools in the area to make sure they are a good fit. Planning for a future lifestyle will help you make an educated decision about moving or where to relocate.

How Will the Move Affect the Family

If all you have to consider is yourself then it’s really about your personal reasons for wanting to move. If you have a family with children then it gets a lot more difficult. We’re all aware of the difficulty children face when switching schools more than once, so keep in mind the whole unit before you make your decision.

Once you’ve made the decision to move you must decide whether or not to build a custom home or buy an existing home. Maybe meeting with professionals like, to find out if going through the building process fits with your personality, as it can be stressful. The great thing about designing a custom home is that it is designed to fit your needs and for some people it’s necessary.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.