“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” – Epicurus
It’s been a year and a half since purchasing a ~400 square foot smaller home and I’m absolutely loving it! While my friends were buying ever more expensive homes, here I was downgrading to a home not only 20% smaller, but also 45% cheaper as well.
Yes, I did spend a good chunk of change building a new master bathroom because the old one was a puny 36 square feet. But having an amazing bathroom where I can work in the hot tub for several hours every morning is a dream come true. After all the remodeling, including creating a sanctuary, my all in cost for my existing home is still about 36% less than my old home.