Housing prices continue to skyrocket – along with fuel prices, food prices, and the general cost of living. It is simply becoming more and more difficult – next to impossible really – for average American homeowners to make ends meet, even with two salaries. Falling significantly short at the end of every month, many homeowners decide that now is the time to downsize. It is a trend that is sweeping the country; homeowners of all types – single, with families, empty-nesters, etc. – are looking to simplify their lives and make things more affordable and much more comfortable; moving into a smaller, less expensive home is one way to accomplish this.
Of course, with the downsizing of a home comes the downsizing of the “stuff” that goes in the home; and so, homeowners find themselves selling bulky furniture and accessories and looking for ways pare down their belongings so they fit more appropriately in their new living space. This may require the purging of the old and the purchasing of the new – fewer items that are smaller in scale and much easier to care for in the new home. Grandfather clocks – while they may seem the exact opposite of what downsizing homeowners would want for their new space – are actually they perfect accompaniment in a smaller home.
When you consider that homeowners are looking to rid their life of extra material goods and simplify their living space, a grandfather clock makes perfect sense. It is obviously functional – alerting the homeowners to the time. But beyond this function, grandfather clocks are able to pack a big punch in a very contained piece of furniture. In one grandfather clock, homeowners achieve style, drama, and sophistication. And because grandfather clocks are so tall – they add drama to the room without taking up significant physical space.