The White Elephant in the room!

Real Estate Agent with Zach Taylor Real Estate 213-638

So you want to down-size.  You may never realize how difficult it is to down-size your home, if you don't own a piano.  You've given your children furniture and keep-sakes, and think everything to going great.


But, you really LOVE your piano and it gives you so much joy to play.  But the beautiful white baby grand just won't fit in the smaller homes you've been looking at.

Several solutions may be:  since most newer homes have an open floor plan, living and dining room together:

                                   if you don't have dinner parties any longer and your children would like that dining set they

                                   spent many a holiday dinner at = let them do holidays and you use that area for your piano


                                   If the new home has a bonus room or extra bedroom, turn that area into a music room


                                   Donate it to your local senior center or your church, with the condition you can play whenever

                                   you feel the need


                                   Stay put and work like a slave and clean that large home, of course you won't have the extra money

                                   you were going to get by selling your large home and purchasing a less expensive one.

                                                            YOUR DECISION


Doris M. Freeman

  Reliant Realty




Comments (5)

David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

always a tough call. SImilar to when is the right time to go into assisted living space. I guess its all the individuals call but nonetheless not an easy one

Jul 01, 2012 03:45 AM
Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

I will be very sad when the day comes that I have to part with my piano Doris. It will be a very tough call.

Jul 01, 2012 03:46 AM
Rosemary Brooks
BMC Real Estate - 209-910-3706 - Stockton, CA
The Mother & Daughter Realty Team

I feel this every time I say I am going to get rid of some of my stuff and make more room!  I usually decide on a few items and it almost never make any additional room!  What is that called?  Because I have it!!  And I agree, its my decision!!!

Jul 01, 2012 03:48 AM
Leslie G. Rojohn
MoonDancer Realty - Sylva, NC
GRI, ABR ~ MoonDancer Realty

That is the beauty of the good old uprights.  I have a 1912 fully restored player piano upright and I will never part with it.  It sits happily up against the end wall in my living room and it fit in my smaller living room in the house before that and my townhouse apt. before that.  Sweet music forever.

Jul 01, 2012 05:11 AM

It's so lovely piano and cerntainly can be a breautiful present to my daughter. I think, she would be so pleased to have the piano and can be great match whith her existing <a href="">white furniture</a> .


Aug 30, 2012 03:23 PM