*POLL!!* Which layout? Building a home with kids/teens in mind.

posted 2 months ago in Home
  • poll: Which option would you go with?
    Option 1 (2 loungerooms, big bedrooms) : (74 votes)
    75 %
    Option 2 (3 loungerooms, small bedrooms) : (25 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 32
    739 posts
    Busy bee

    rosadiaz :  They are! It’s another floor of living and where most people ‘finish’ and send the kids to play! It’s funny how in Canada we dig down 10+ feet of solid earth (and frozen part of the year), yet warmer countries with no frost/freezing don’t bother. Seems like a waste, although I’m sure there’s a good reason for it.

    Post # 34
    6003 posts
    Bee Keeper

    WillowBee33 :  In Canada we have to dig down like 7′ for the foundation not to shift with frost. So digging another 3-4′ isn’t that big of a deal. It’s much, much, much cheaper to build a house in places where this isnt required. If you lived someplace else without this as a requirement, you’d pretty much never spend the extra cost for it. 

    Post # 36
    1131 posts
    Bumble bee

    What if the kids want queen beds or double beds? How is that going to fit in a small bedroom?

    Honestly single beds suck. Most people I know have at least a double bed for their kids especially as they get older. 

    I vote for larger bedrooms. If the kids don’t want to interact, they’ll hole up in their rooms regardless of its size. Plus a laptop / tablet / phone doesn’t need extra space in the room. I don’t believe in forcing them to interact by limiting the space availablility.

    also you may find it harder to sell 20-30 years down the track.

    Post # 38
    242 posts
    Helper bee

    What is the size of your ‘small’ room and your ‘large’ rooms. Might help people give better opinions as those 2 words can be quite subjective. 

    Post # 39
    230 posts
    Helper bee

    We went for smaller bedrooms (and one less of them) to get a big family room in our new home. We don’t have children yet but are planning on 2. They will each have their own room (big enough for a double bed and a desk and they both have huge closets so no dressers required). We also have a large family room that will be used as a play room when they are young and as their teen hang out space as teenagers. I agree with no tvs in the bedrooms so the tv will be in there. As a teenager I had multiple friends over and we hung out in my family room not my bedroom (even though it was large). 

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