Downsizing can be daunting, but there are lots of benefits.

Written by Edward Parker.

Making the move from an older home to a new build can be a wrench for some buyers but there are plenty of benefits too. As managing director of Bennett Homes, a family-run company based in East Anglia which has been building properties for over 60 years, I want to tell you what they are.

If you have been struggling to maintain a large and labour-intensive garden, the prospect of being able to create your own space from scratch, making it easy to look after can be very appealing. If you are planning to travel or spend time away, it’s an ideal opportunity to make it low maintenance and incorporate an automated watering system.

Create a new garden

Moving to a new development means that everyone is new! Many home-owners comment that it is easier to integrate than moving into an area where everyone is well established. It also gives the chance to get involved in the local community – as much or as little as you wish.

Get involved

Kitchens in new homes now come with lots of integrated appliances – built-in ovens, cooker hoods and even dishwashers. So everything is sparkling new, super efficient and covered by extended guarantees and warranties. The layout of new homes also reflects today’s lifestyles with more open plan spaces rather than separate smaller rooms. It makes for a more sociable home where you can entertain as you cook.

State-of-the-art kitchen

The cost of energy is an ongoing issue which can leave you concerned about rising prices over which you have no control. New homes are built using the latest building materials and are up to six times as energy efficient as older properties.

Make energy-efficiency pay

Making a new home, in a new style can be exciting. It gives you the perfect excuse to buy new furniture and create an environment that suits your lifestyle – now and for the future.

Make a new start

You can contact Edward at Bennett Homes on 01284 766057 or visit

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