Downsizing into the Lap of Luxury: Part 2

May 30, 2017

Tips to style your new house and make it a home

Last week, we shared with you a few tips on downsizing from your longtime family home into a luxury condo—specifically how to reduce a life’s worth of possessions. After you’ve sorted and selected what items you’ll keep, your next step in the downsizing process is deciding how to make your new house, your new home.

At this point, you’ve likely purchased your new property, and now’s when you can begin to decide what furniture to place (and where), what style you’d like to feature in your new home and more. Here are a few additional tips to help you downsize into the lap of luxury.

Get your new floor plan and measure everything. It’s easier to plan where furniture will fit if you have a floor plan with exact measurements. If you have a large backyard with outdoor furniture, you may need a new configuration to fit on your new terrace or balcony, especially if it’s one like those offered at The Lauren, in Bethesda, Maryland.

Consider starting with a completely new design. Depending on your current home’s style, you may want to think about an entirely new style. For instance, if you are buying a contemporary, industrial-chic condo with a riverfront terrace like those offered at Rocketts Village in Richmond, your traditional furniture could look misplaced.

Hire an interior designer. Some new condos offer the ability to work with an interior designer. For example, at The Adele in Washington, D.C., buyers of the six exclusive “estate collection” condos can work with the architect and interior designer of the building to personalize their space.

Above all, consult your real estate agent on the process. Associates like those with Long & Foster | Christie’s have the knowledge and insight you need to move from your family home in the suburbs to a luxury condo in the city.

Read Downsizing into the Lap of Luxury: Part 1 here.