How big of a house do we need for a young family of six?
May 11, 2014 2:23 PM Subscribe
We have a 6 year old, a 3 year old, and found out a little bit ago that we're expecting twins. We're househunting and had been looking mainly at smaller houses -- 1200ish sf ranches. (We live in Wisconsin, so they do all have giant ugly basements that can be used for playrooms as well.) We're having a hard time deciding if we should still consider houses that size, or if we should move farther out for a larger house. (This would mean a somewhat worse school district, less fun community stuff in the neighborhood, and a longer bike commute for my husband.) Anybody have relevant experience?
(I guess I should add for background info that we're living right now in a 1000 sf rental with both kids and haven't found it cramped. But four kids seems like such a shockingly large number I'm having a hard time figuring out how much room I would need.)
posted by gerstle to Home & Garden (23 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite