Post # 1
We have 1,200 square feet between DH and I. I have lived in way tinier places so think this is plenty of space. We are TTC and I think we could easily stay here with a LO.
I am curious how many square feet do you have per person? Do you feel like you need more, if so what would you be comfortable with?
Post # 3
i think you need to edit your last option on the poll.
Post # 4
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
We’re comfortable with the two of us in about 600sq ft, but I would definitely prefer bigger!
Post # 6
@mypinkshoes: Lol, too right! Could you imagine 100 sq ft per person! Yikes!
Post # 7
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
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 # 9
@KatNYC2011: Oh where abouts in London are you?
Yep we used to be in a place that size. It wasn’t too bad but now we have a bit of breathing space 🙂
Post # 10
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 # 11
@CorgiTales: Ahhh 2,600 sounds like bliss! I would love a house of that size when we had kids!
Wow thats a big house!
Post # 12
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
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
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
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.
Post # 16
@snoie: Lol that sounds so big! The smallest place I lived in was 170 sq feet and that was shared with another person. No wonder I think this place is big 🙂