(Closed) How many sq ft per person are you comfortable with?

posted 9 years ago in Home
  • poll: How many sq feet per person are you comfortable with?

    Less than 200 sq feet per person

    Between 200 - 500 sq feet per person

    Between 500-1000 sq feet per person

    I need more than 1000 sq feet per person, dammit!

  • Post # 3
    7960 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i think you need to edit your last option on the poll.

    Post # 4
    4831 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Our current place is around 750 sq feet and it’s ok, but it’s starting to feel tight. Our new place is 1,100 square feet and I think it’ll be a good size. I’d like to have around 1,500 or more square feet before having kids. 

    We like larger rooms. 

    Post # 5
    2681 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We’re comfortable with the two of us in about 600sq ft, but I would definitely prefer bigger!

    Post # 7
    6980 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    It’s a hard question because so much of it comes down to layout. If space was used REALLY well I think we could get by with 1500 feet or so for 2-3 people. But ideally? I love the size of our house (2,600 sq ft). We use the space we have, but I feel like we have room to grow in it. We could have 1 or even 2 kids here and be ok with space I think (although I’d be bummed to lose my craft room!)

    Post # 8
    12326 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Hard to say.. I grew up with like 7 people in 1600 sf, and I was pretty comfortable.  I had my room and enough space for my stuff.  Now its the two of us in 3200 sf house and more space than we know what to do with.  I hope that kids in the future will fill it up well and I dont feel like it was a waste to buy so much space.


    Post # 10
    3230 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Well its just us two and our house is almost 2300 square feet and its just right for 2 people. We don’t want kids, but I feel like it would be way too tight if there were kids living there.

    Post # 12
    3537 posts
    Sugar bee

    Our apt has 1100 sq ft (2 bd/2ba) and its a good size for apt living. However- now that we are house hunting we are looking at 3-4 bedrooms ( and more sq ft) since we will be TTC in a couple of years. 

    Post # 13
    881 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Our current place is around 2800sqft with two of us and two dogs.. I feel cramped at times. I think this more has to do with all the crap we’ve collected over the years.

    Next place will probably be around 4000-5000sqft with a decent yard for the monsters. I think it will be more than comfortable for 3-4 of us, but we will see.

    We both grew up with a lot of space and the only time I ever lived in a small place was my college dorm and I was miserable.

    Post # 14
    470 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Our apt is about 850 sq ft and that’s about right for us. We would love more space but it’s fine. I think we could have a kid in that amount of space, but the layout isn’t conducive to making a section for a baby, like no little nooks to set up or anything. 

    If we were buying long term, though, I think at least 500 sq ft for each person we planned to have there (ie, 2000 for a family of 4).

    Post # 15
    7960 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i like my space.  i like entertainment space, i like good kitchen space and my own private space.  the layout is truly important and has to have a nice flow.

    i could manage in a smaller space but then wouldn’t have room for all of my “stuff”.

    it’s just the two of us and we will have nearly 4000 sq ft in our new house (we are building) with an additional 2000 for pool house and separate guest suite (when we decide to add that).  yes, a lot of space for 2 but there are rooms for guests when they come to visit.  i am thinking of their comfort too.

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