At Coldwell Banker Preferred, Realtors® in Bakersfield, we know that each family has its own needs when it comes to buying a new home. One thing that many people take into consideration when looking at homes for sale is how much square footage they need. Whether your family is growing, you need space for guests, or you want to have room to do things like add a home theater or create the perfect playroom, our team is here to help. We can show you the perfect properties that offer plenty of square feet to make your home what you want it to be!
A Growing Family
A large percentage of first-time homebuyers are families with young children. There may be one or two kids under the age of five, and the parents want a home where the children can grow and thrive. When thinking about square footage, it’s important to take into consideration the size of the kids’ bedrooms and whether or not they’ll outgrow the space in the next few years. If the rooms are large enough, then it is possible for the child to stay in the space from the time they’re a toddler to the time they go off to college.
However, if you’re limited on budget, then you may have to go with a house that has less square footage and smaller bedrooms. There’s always the opportunity for your children to have one room for a few years, and then move to a larger room once they reach middle school or high school. You may also only envision yourself in this house for a few years, and then plan on upgrading to a larger property as the kids grow older. No matter what your needs are, we can provide the perfect options!
Space for Guests
If your house is where everyone gathers for the holidays, or you have friends and relatives who come to visit frequently, then you’re going to need space for guests. Having one or two generous guest rooms, complete with adjoining bathrooms, can help make your visitors’ stays more comfortable. Instead of relying on the sleeper sofa in the living room or having one of the kids give up their room, you can provide a spacious guest suite where people feel at home.
You’ll also need to think about your living and dining spaces when guests come to visit. Is the living room large enough to accommodate the entire family during the holidays, and will the dining room hold everyone when aunts, uncles, and cousins come to visit? You’ll also want to consider the square footage of the kitchen, just in case everyone likes to help cook or bake when they’re in your home.
Room to Do What You Want
Every home needs to have the necessary spaces for cooking, eating, living, sleeping, and cleaning. With enough bathrooms and bedrooms, everyone can get ready in the morning without much hassle, and everyone will have a place where they can retreat when they want some peace and quiet.
However, what about those spaces where you can do a multitude of activities? If you’re looking for a multipurpose or “flex” space that you can turn into a home theater or playroom, then make sure that’s a part of your square footage considerations. Having a room outside of the standard spaces in your house can provide you with the opportunity to do the things you want, whether that’s set up a home gym or give the kids their own area.
Contact Us Today
When you’re looking for homes for sale in Bakersfield, one of the first things on your mind is likely the square footage of a property. At Coldwell Banker, our Realtors® know how important it is for you and your family to have the space you need, and we’d love to work with you on finding your next home. We can show you a number of homes on the market, and we’ll gladly help you narrow down your search based on square footage, layout, and other factors.
Contact us online today, or call one of our local offices to speak with a member of our team. We’ve served the area for nearly 30 years, and we’ve helped countless people find the perfect home.