A.D. Cantelmo PropertyManagement
Our Business is Property Management in Orange County California
The Folly of Square Feet.
is the importance of a home’s square footage? Well if you talk to most people,
very important! In fact when people look for homes, one of the first things
they want to know is the square footage. Being a Licensed General Contractor,
and a Real Estate Broker in California, I am intimately aware of the importance
of square footage or as I like to say, the non Importance.
If I took you into
two homes and one was 2000 square feet, and one was 1500 square feet there is a
possibility that you could feel, that the smaller home actually has more room
then the larger. Why would that be? Because as far as the actual building
square feet, the 2000 square foot home is in fact the larger home, but the
layout of the home makes all the difference.
you walk into a home that has many closed off area’s and walls and you compare
that to a home that is open with many windows, the difference between 500
square feet is not very important.
Anyone who has read the description of a
home that a Realtor has put together is familiar with the term, “Light and
Bright” why is that? The lighter the home, the roomier it appears. Not too many people like to live in a gloomy
closed off dark home.
me give you a personal example. I live in a tri-level home, as you go up the three stairs;
to the right was an iron railing that was 8’ long. I removed the railing, and
even though the railing was not solid and you could see through it, removing it
opened up the living room and made it look much larger.
take a look at how you can make a smaller home seem much larger. First let’s go
back to the “light and bright” description. Lighten up your home with paint
that is a light color. If you go to Behr.com they have many colors to choose
from and you can even try out several colors on your computer.
should also not be too dark. If you have carpet go with a light color. If you
want wood floor, go with a lighter color, like a Natural Red Oak. If you want to see
different colors go to lumberliquidators.com and you can see a variety of wood
you can add windows to your home that will also lighten up the home and make it
feel larger, also in smaller bedrooms put mirrored wardrobe closets.
furniture makes a big difference in the look and feel of your home. If you have
large furniture that takes up too much room, or too much furniture in a room,
that will make the home feel smaller. Your window coverings also can make a
home feel stuffy and small. Stay away from bulky coverings, and again make them
light in color.
are many ways to make a smaller home look and feel larger. In my business of Property Management in Anaheim Ca. The few things I
talked about will help quite a bit, and there are other more expensive ways if
you have the money and time.
most important thing to remember, is that square footage is just a number, that
I think sometimes is used as an “I have, you have” talking point and has
nothing to do with necessity. The most important thing to remember when looking
for a home is that the layout of the home is so much more important than how
much square footage the home has.
A.D. Cantelmo Property Management Specializes in Property
Management in Orange County Ca.