How Many Bedrooms And Bathrooms Should My New House Have?
Choosing your next house is a big decision. You should carefully consider your choices before you sign on the dotted line.
How many bedrooms do you need? Now, how many bedrooms do you want? You may need two bedrooms (one for you and one for you child).
Have you considered having a guest room for overnight visits? Maybe you are thinking about having an extra bedroom to use as a hobby room or a playroom. There are many uses for bedrooms other than sleeping.
Do you want both a living room and a rec room? Do you like the thought of having a formal space for entertaining and a rec room where you can put your feet up and relax in front of the tube?
How about a formal dining room? Does everyone gather at your house for the holidays? Do you need space for a sit-down or buffet dinner for 20 guests? If you do a lot of entertaining that involve food, you should put a formal dining room or large eat-in kitchen on your list of must have’s.
What type of kitchen do you want? Are you looking for a gourmet kitchen filled with industrial size appliances? Or does the thought of a 6-burner stove make you cringe?
Would you like to have an eat-in kitchen (kitchen with room for a table and chairs)? Kitchens have become the hub or center of most households these days. If you have a large family, a large kitchen would probably be a good fit for you.
How many bathrooms do you want in your new home? One? Two? More? I never recommend that parents share their bathroom with their children. If at all possible, have at least two bathrooms in your home. Even if you live alone, do you want to share your bathroom with your guests? I myself like my master bathroom to be private.
There are other choices to be made too. Do you want a garage? If so, for how many cars? Do you want a big yard? How many square feet are you looking for? Do you want a fenced yard? Single story home or a house with two or more levels? Do you need storage space?
Before you start looking for a home, write down your list of ‘must have’s’ and your list of ‘would like’s’. As you start looking around, adjust your list to fit your budget. Soon you will be packing your boxes for your move to your new house!