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What's the square footage of your ideal home?

  1. loveisstrange

    pineapple / 12526 posts

    We currently have 1700sq ft, 2 story (3 bedroom, 3.5 bath).

    I would say ideal is 2000-2500? 4 bedrooms or 3 bedrooms and an office/den/playroom. Ideally, that would all be above ground and then a decent basement for storage.

  2. LovelyPlum

    eggplant / 11408 posts

    My ideal is probably a 3-4 bedroom with a great layout and lots and lots of windows! I'd rather a cozy house, but it HAS to have closets. I require closets. I go insane when I don't have enough space to store things.

    I would also like a wood-burning fireplace and a great kitchen that overlooks the living room. It doesn't need to be big, it just needs to be really functional. Ideally, we'd also have a basement for storage, a garage for the car, and some sort of nice, private outdoor space. If we're close to a park, it doesn't have to be big, but I like to eat breakfast outside in the summer!

  3. PurplePumps

    pomegranate / 3807 posts

    My house is 2800 sf now, and I think a little less would be perfect. 2200ish.

  4. alohaorchid

    persimmon / 1404 posts

    I prefer smaller. I had a house a few years ago that was big and I hated it, it was too big, never cozy and a PITA to keep clean and decorate. Our new house is just under 2000 sq ft and it's perfect!

    We don't have kids and if we do ever have them, we will only have one so I'm not concerned about running out of room.

  5. photojane

    cantaloupe / 6164 posts

    2300-2500 sounds good. I hate cleaning.

  6. Beebug

    pomegranate / 3917 posts

    We have 1654sq ft over one floor/bungalow right now.

    After the basement is finished (3200 sq ft or so) I seriously could not imagine what we'd do with more space than that. We have more than enough right now, and won't finish the basement for years.

    I'd say 2800 sq ft finished would be ideal/perfect.

  7. fussygal

    pomegranate / 3580 posts

    We currently live in 1000 (and no garage!) and it's too small. I think 2500 would be ideal. While I totally appreciate and drool over homes that are 5000 sq ft I like the coziness of homes that aren't too huge.

    @Danizaur: exactly! More room = more cleaning that I'm not willing to do!

  8. NovBaby1112

    grapefruit / 4066 posts

    Right now we have about 1,300. I think 2,000 sounds perfect- not too much to clean.

  9. bushelandapeck

    pomelo / 5720 posts

    We have 2700+ now and it's probably just the right amount. I'd love if the basement were finished so we could move the exercise equipment down there, but otherwise I'm happy.

  10. threeplusme

    cherry / 248 posts

    We have a small home, just under 1000sqft and I wouldn't say no to more space but really I just need some storage space. I have no basement, no attic, no garage! I keep stuff stored in my sister in law's attic but I really need to learn to let go. Pretty sure we are done with kids (twin 3 year olds and a 17 month old) and I still have almost all their clothes stored. We did a purge of house stuff not long ago but need to keep minimizing.

  11. HLK208

    pineapple / 12234 posts

    My house is 2080 and I think the layout is awesome so I don't mind that it's not huge. Maybe an extra 1000 for when the kids get bigger and adding a pet.

  12. JennyLayneAZ

    nectarine / 2688 posts

    We have 1550 now. I think another 1000 sf would be nice. So 2500 - 3000 would be ideal.

  13. Mrs. Pen

    blogger / wonderful cherry / 21616 posts

    Ideally 2500-300. We had 900 right now and it works for our family of three. But I would like space to entertain, host family events and parties, have a playroom, separate TV room etc. Plus room to grow

  14. MrsB2012

    nectarine / 2466 posts

    2500-3000? Our place right now is 2000, and it's fine for now but we will need more room with more kids. I just need 1 more bedroom and another area for kids to play.

  15. LuLu Mom

    GOLD / wonderful olive / 19030 posts

    My ideal would be around 2000 sq. ft ranch/open floor plan plus a full done basement, so I guess total would be close to 4000 with both floors. the basement I want to be the kid zone, second living room/play room/guest room and bath plus a wet bar with mini kitchen (fridge, microwave, stove top?)


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