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Less is more : the art of downsizing

One definition of downsizing is 'tosimplify (one's life, forinstance), as by reducing the number of one's possessions'. Yet, we consider our possessions to be those things we live with around us, and which make our homes what they are. However, perhaps our largest possession is our property, the vehicle for our possessions, which, because of what and who is in it, becomes our home. Our houses have kept us protected from the elements and in return for our maintaining and up keepingthem, they have provided an inflation proof investment. But bricks and mortar do not hold memories quite as well as those furnishings which create the rooms in which we live. By moving our furniture, we move home. If we focus upon the parts of our houses we use the most, we can simplify the space we need. And in the process, reduce the costs and associated upkeep. So, why is downsizing such an art' If it is simply the exercise of selling a larger property and buying a smaller one' Like every change, this move has to be right and therein lies the art. Why would one want to give up those parts of a property they enjoy, in an effort to be released from those elements that are becoming burdensome' The answer is, of course, that we simply don't! Therein lies the quest. To downsize successfully, we must find a property with the parts one wishes to keep from ones existing property but also in the location and setting which makes a move manageable. Coming from a larger house, it is also important to be able to enjoy life, entertaining one's friends and family. And the Great British summer, with those lovely days, which can be spent energetically, Or leisurely, in equal measure. Facilities such as garages, parking and a lift can also make all the difference. To discuss how we can help you achieve a downsize move that is right for you, please feel free to contact Winkworth Salisbury, tel. 01722 443 000, salisbury@winkworth.co.uk. The property featured is 9 Throgmorton Hall, guide price £385,000. Winkworth Salisbury  

One definition of downsizing is 'tosimplify (one's life, forinstance), as by reducing the number of one's possessions'. Yet, we consider our possessions to be those things we live with around us, and which make our homes what they are. However, perhaps our largest possession is our property, the vehicle for our possessions, which, because of what and who is in it, becomes our home.

Our houses have kept us protected from the elements and in return for our maintaining and up keepingthem, they have provided an inflation proof investment.

But bricks and mortar do not hold memories quite as well as those furnishings which create the rooms in which we live. By moving our furniture, we move home.

If we focus upon the parts of our houses we use the most, we can simplify the space we need. And in the process, reduce the costs and associated upkeep.

So, why is downsizing such an art' If it is simply the exercise of selling a larger property and buying a smaller one' Like every change, this move has to be right and therein lies the art.

Why would one want to give up those parts of a property they enjoy, in an effort to be released from those elements that are becoming burdensome' The answer is, of course, that we simply don't! Therein lies the quest.

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To downsize successfully, we must find a property with the parts one wishes to keep from ones existing property but also in the location and setting which makes a move manageable.

9 Throgmorton kitchen resized

Coming from a larger house, it is also important to be able to enjoy life, entertaining one's friends and family.

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And the Great British summer, with those lovely days, which can be spent energetically, 144753 9 Throgmorton Hall Ph (6)Or leisurely, in equal measure.

144753 9 Throgmorton Hall Ph (3)

Facilities such as garages, parking and a lift can also make all the difference.

9 Throgmorton garage

To discuss how we can help you achieve a downsize move that is right for you, please feel free to contact Winkworth Salisbury, tel. 01722 443 000, salisbury@winkworth.co.uk.

The property featured is 9 Throgmorton Hall, guide price £385,000.

Winkworth Salisbury

 

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