Why right-sizing is the latest trend | @Sandton Apartments

Why right-sizing is the latest trend

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We’ve always been told that bigger is better, that a large home is a bold statement that means you’ve arrived. However, for many people, less is more and downsizing – or ‘right-sizing’ – to a lock-up-and-go apartment can be key to living your best life. We take a closer look at the trend and some of its drivers.


Don’t think of it as downscaling the size of your home – think of it as upscaling your lifestyle! Apartments tend to be in business and entertainment hubs, while larger homes in the suburbs involve long commute times for work and play. Think of the extra time you’ll be able to spend with friends and family, and the opportunity to do more of the things that enrich your life.


Some might worry that their living space won’t be large enough to host big gatherings, but there’s a growing trend of consumers that are rethinking their home spaces. They see them as quiet places to escape from the hustle and bustle and prefer to host big gatherings outside of their home. Within a building such as @Sandton Apartments’, there’s plenty of restaurants, bars and other communal spaces to host friends and family, without compromising on your personal space.


A bigger property means higher running costs – and with the cost of electricity and water escalating rapidly, for many it makes sense to keep those costs as low as possible. Smaller properties are also easier to furnish and maintain, with less upkeep overall giving you more free time. In addition, a smaller home is naturally more sustainable and easier on the planet – not only will you be keeping costs down, but you’ll also be doing your part to reduce your carbon footprint.


A smaller home is easier to secure. Larger properties need high walls and electric fencing, security beams, alarm systems and cameras, but if you’re living in an apartment with excellent building security that won’t be a concern for you. What a pleasure to be able to sleep without worry!


It’s one of life’s truisms – the more space you have, the more you’ll fill it with things. One of the biggest perks of living in a small space is keeping it clear of clutter, which is not only good for the visual appeal of your space, but also your mental health. It’s been said disorderly environments can often increase stress, making it harder to be productive, whereas getting rid of excess things can help you feel calmer, happier and more in control of your environment. Living in a smaller space also gives you the opportunity to focus on experiences rather than things.

However, if you are moving from a larger home to an apartment, sometimes there are pieces of furniture or excess items that might not be right for your new space, but that you wouldn’t like to part with. Luckily, residents of @Sandton Apartments don’t have to decide – there is rentable storage on-site where extra items can be stored conveniently and easily accessed.

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