Downsizing – The Right Choice for Empty Nesters

Downsizing – The Right Choice for Empty Nesters

“Most clients looking to downsize are usually looking to simplify their lifestyle, by reducing both the size of the home and the block size,” says Megan Thomas from Stroud Homes Toowoomba.”


Empty nesters

A lot of clients who are walking through Stroud’s doors in Toowoomba asking for something smaller are so called ’empty nesters’.

Downsizers or empty nesters (which are parents whose children have grown up and left home) are usually left with a large 4+ bedroom home they no longer have the need for.

These people are now wanting to live in a smaller home in order to free up some time, and possibly some cash too, gaining a financial advantage when transferring from a larger property to a smaller property.

So, downsizing can be a wonderful way to not only let go of some of the pain of empty nesting by leaving the family home and living someplace new, but it also can free up finances to allow you to pursue other interests or to put money away for your retirement.


How to downsize with Stroud Homes Toowoomba

Stroud Homes Toowoomba has home designs to suit those looking to downsize or for those looking for an easier space to manage.

Downsizing doesn’t necessarily mean less bedrooms, but rather a reduction in the m2 of the home.

Depending on how significant the downsize is going to be, the most important question is why they are wanting to downsize and will they still be able to live a similar lifestyle in their new home.

Stroud Homes offers a number of three or four bedroom designs, with a 2nd living area/media room all included in under 200m2.

If clients are moving from a 350m2 home down to around 180-190m2 home that might take some getting used to. Along with the fact that a lot of their possessions might need to be paired back for the new lifestyle.

“With modifying designs or increasing the square footage of the home, all can be addressed during a consultation with one of our experience sales staff,” says Megan about customising the designs to fit any lifestyle.

“At Stroud Homes we pride ourselves on being able to deliver your dream home.”

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Small home designs

Stroud Homes have a few series of homes under 200m2, each of which encompass Stroud Homes’ building guarantees and commitments that will ensure that your new home building experience is stress-free.

Two of Stroud Homes Toowoomba’s more popular designs would be our Paddington range (173, 186, 197m2) and our Aston range (153, 168, 208m2) which include both three and four bed options, perfect for those looking to downsize.

The plans feature clever design solutions that will save on space, while keeping a strong focus on practicality and aesthetics.

View some of Stroud Homes’ range of smaller homes below:

A selection of our smaller designs

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