Sunday, March 22, 2015

Does size really matter???

So the house I love is 4 bedrooms and 2100 sq ft. To me? Proximity to the beach > sq ft. It's across the street from a private deeded beach. 

We have four children and they're only getting bigger. My husband says this house isn't realistic for us. He's humoring me and will look at it in April when we go down to house hunt. 

But I'm asking size the main deciding factor. Is it possible for 2100 sq ft to be the perfect space for us? Our current house is around 2300, I think. But we aren't using the space wisely. The basement is hardly used. I feel like we live in less than 2100 now. 

Don't you think the flow of the floor plan makes more difference than the number of feet? 
Help me make my beachside dream a reality. 


Abby Cole said...

No it doesn't matter. Smaller house= less cleaning = more time together. Bigger kids tend to spend less time at home and Florida weather means you spend more time outside as a family and less inside.

Casey, Gillian, Lilah, & Violet said...

We just moved from a 3500sf 4bed 5bath house to a 1780sf 3bed 1bath (adding one eventually) house. I could not be happier. We had to and still have to reduce the amount of "stuff", but the freedom from that stuff and the pressure of keeping all that space clean and tidy is amazIng. I feel I can focus on what I want to do and what our family wants, because I'm not constantly cleaning/moving stuff around. I will NEVER, if I can help it, live in a bigger house again, so it's working for our family.

June Hedger said...

I think outside space is more important than inside space! I have 1800 Sq ft and we make it work. The kids have plenty of space. We live outside in the summer!