Homeowners are starting to catch onto the fact that when it comes to our living space, bigger is not always better. It is easy to fall into the trap of assuming a large home will make us happier. Yet more of us are beginning to see the benefits of downsizing our homes and finding minimal living to be the key to happiness.

Below are the some of the reasons why you should embrace a smaller home…

  • Great excuse to de-clutter.

Moving house offers homeowners a brilliant opportunity to change their lifestyle for the better. Downsizing your home often means paring back on your possessions. A ‘de-clutter’, helps rid your life of the objects you do not need giving your new home a lease of life.

  • Downsizing can make your life just that little bit more stress-free.

A large and spacious home is the ideal for many people, but have you ever considered a larger home may be adding to your stress levels? With all that space comes hours of tidying and cleaning. Opting for a smaller home with fewer rooms to manage and maintain, makes spring-cleaning a breeze. Additionally, downsizing your home could be the first step to a minimal and streamlined life. Reducing the amount of time you spend on your home means more time to spend with family and friends, cultivating new hobbies or indulging in some alone time.

  • Lower household bills.

With downsizing, the chances are you will not be spending as much money on monthly household bills. This money generated from the savings can be added to your disposable income to improve your quality of life or could even provide you with a new investment opportunity!

  • Save on energy.

A smaller home is also more energy efficient. This is not just good for the environment but also for your bank balance. From heating and cooling costs to saving on water, you are guaranteed to see a significant reduction in energy bills. For the energy conscious, it means you can enjoy lower energy bills, a smaller carbon footprint, all whilst maintaining a cosy comfortable home. It really is a win-win.

  • Realising capital from your old home.

Often downsizing means you can release some of the capital that you have had tied up in your old home. With this added disposable cash you can spend it on yourself, save it or invest it! Isn’t it great to have the option, though?

If you are a homeowner and looking to downsize to a stylish property in the heart of Edinburgh then the apartments available at Quartermile might just be the solution for you.

Downsizing to a Quartermile property will not only save you time, money and energy but also give your life that added luxury you might be looking for. The apartments are designed to a high standard, built to a high specification and finished to the highest quality with oak finished floors, bespoke designed kitchens and bathrooms, custom wardrobes and feature lighting throughout. All this will provide you with the carefree lifestyle you want.

The properties are perfect for downsizing with a number of impressive 1, 2, 3 and 4 bed properties available to rent or to buy. With apartments boasting stunning views of the Meadows Park and the city, you could not ask for a better location. Forget the garden you may have given up when downsizing. With parkland, tennis courts and children’s playgrounds on your doorstep Quartermile provides the luxury of beautiful outdoor spaces without any of the hassle. Visit www.qmile.co.uk for information today.