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Rightsizing is the active decision to search for a home which meets the needs of the buyer. Whether you’re looking to upsize, downsize, or focus on the layout of the home, rightsizing gives you the opportunity to live in a way which suits your lifestyle in the best way possible.

When children move out of the home, empty nest syndrome ensues for many parents, which can be incredibly distressing. This is exacerbated by the excess space which suddenly becomes available in the home. In this situation, downsizing might be a practical solution. Our newly launched development, Bakers Field in Cliffsend, Kent, is perfect for downsizers. With a number of three-bedroom homes available, buyers are able to live in a well-proportioned, beautifully designed home, without being left with a large number of redundant rooms. Our upcoming development Hawthornden in Yalding, Kent will also be launching at the end of March, which will offer downsizers spacious, chalets bungalows, with master suites on the ground floor as well as large kitchens and living rooms to comfortably settle in. These homes will be ideal for more mature buyers who are on the lookout for something roomy, yet low maintenance.

Alternatively, in the case of a growing family, upsizing may be the way forward. Although this is undoubtedly an exciting time, there is also a lot to consider. Will your current home be too cramped? Are there enough bedrooms? Is one bathroom enough when more children or grandchildren are due to arrive? The list is interminable, and the sudden need to change the situation can be overwhelming. At Millwood, we are on hand to help reduce this burden. Our development Heatherlands in Heathfield is situated in East Sussex’s High Weald Area of Natural Beauty, and features a number of five-bedroom homes which are ideal for larger families. Built to an exceptional architectural standard and in a location perfect for spending family time surrounded by nature, a home at Heatherlands is fitting for those looking to upsize.

Green space is quite often the deciding factor for home hunters, as it offers both a calming oasis, and a ready-made playground for children and pets. Some new-builds fail to provide a sufficient proportion of outdoor space, which can be disappointing for buyers. Thankfully, we have a number of developments with verdant spaces, perfect for some quiet time, or a place for children and pets to play. Set in the rural West Sussex Village of Storrington, homes at The Glebe feature carefully landscaped front and rear gardens, making them an ideal choice for rightsizers who are looking for valuable outdoor space.

If you are looking to ‘rightsize’ your home, and wish to register your interest for any of the above developments, please visit