How big is your house? What size makes a good family home?
We are looking to move to our forever / long term home. Our house is a good size (950 sq ft but extra upstairs as our bedrooms go over the alleyway) but its a town house with a parking space as opposed to a drive way, has no garage. utility room or ensuite.
We love our area and yesterday I spoke to our builder as he is currently building detached houses. He showed me plans and the one I like is a corner site so private, big drive, garage. Internally it ticks all our boxes re utility room ensuite- its all bay windows and looks so pretty!
Its only 100 sq ft more than we are currently in but will be more even proportioned as it will be equal over the 2 floors. Ive asked if he he could even squeeze it out to 1200 sq ft and he is to come back to me with proper measurements as the 1050sq ft is not taking into consideration the bay window extra space in the living room, dining area and 2 front bedrooms.
Is 1050sq ft too small for a family home? We'll only ever have 2 children max. I know our bedrooms will be much smaller but we dont use that space, I would much rather have a utility room than big bedrooms. It would be so nice to be in from start and pick everything exactly to our taste - ours was new but already had kitchen etc. Builder has agreed to patio doors in kitchen so in 5 years time we could always add on a sunroom without much hassle - we'll have plenty of room in our garden to do so.
Im just waiting now on the builder giving me a price and the plans - if we like it, it is ours no problem. We put our house up for sale yesterday and have 3 viewings for sat so I am hopeful this will all go smooth!
What are your necessities for a family home? What could you do without and what is essential for relatively stress free family living?