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Old 10-28-2011, 11:59 AM
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
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Space wise I think you will be fine. I just didn't like the NOISE factor when I lived in an apartment and I could hear my neighbors yelling, "making up", slamming doors, screaming/crying kids. And they were nice apartments in various big cities in NC.

There are plenty of storage saving furniture and things you can find at Ikea to make the most of the room you have avail. You don't need a separate changing table- just get a flat dresser with room for a changing pad etc....
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:35 PM
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I had four kids, in a two bedroom apartment. My daughter and I shared a room, my three sons shared a room. They played outside in the common area. We had two bathrooms. That was not the plan, when I was married, I had a large home, with five bedrooms. But...things change, and you roll with the changes. I would rather live in a small place and be happy, than a big place and be miserable.
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:27 PM
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My wife and I lived in a 2 bedroom apartment with our son after a job transfer. It was a big change for us as we were used to a large single family home, but we made it work. Whether it will be good or bad in terms of meeting your needs all comes down to how much space you have and how well you use it. Our place was about 1,100 sq.ft. and there was enough room in our bedroom for a small office area and enough room in the living room to make a nice play area for our son.

We were at a disadvantage because our furniture was for a house and we certainly wasted space that way. If you are set that this is how you want to live forever, than just make good choices in space/storage efficient furniture and get good at organizing. I don't think a child is harmed by being raised in an apartment at all. There are plenty of kids who grow up that way with no ill effects.

The one last thing I would be mindful of is where in the apartment complex you are located. Being a top floor end unit is vastly better from a noise perspective than being a lower level interior unit. Having kids it would also be better to be located near the common areas and playgrounds if there are any, so they can easily go out and play.
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