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View Poll Results: 3 bedrooms or 2 bedrooms
3 bedrooms 37 69.81%
2 bedrooms 16 30.19%
Voters: 53. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-13-2018, 09:57 AM
 
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We live in a 1300 sq ft 2-1, and are happy with it. Another bathroom would be more important than another bedroom.
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:02 AM
 
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The house I grew up in had a decent sized master, but not huge maybe 16 x 10 and 2 kids room about 9 x 12 only one had a closet. I would prefer that to a home with 2 bigger bedrooms, one of the neighbors combined the 2 smaller ones into a large bedroom, no now it has only 2 bedrooms.


But if you can do a small 3rd bedroom it can be a kids room, a storage room, a walk in closet, an office, or anything else you want.
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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At that size, two. Three tiny boxes just seems ridiculous to me.
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:45 AM
 
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For me it would also depend on the layout. Homes now have open floor plans for kitchen and living room and dining area. Some don't have hallways which are a waste of space too. I would rather have a smaller living room and have 3 bedrooms, I don't need a 300 sq ft living room.

I once knew someone who had half a duplex about 1200 sq ft that had a lot of wasted space. it was 2/2 and it had a very large master bedroom but the living dining area had wasted space that they could have turned into a 3rd bedroom. It has an eat in kitchen so you didn't need so much living area and the layout was bad if you wanted to put in a formal dining table too.
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:48 AM
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Location: Asheville, NC
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Thanks for the great responses It's good to see everyone's perspective. Keep the responses coming
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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1000 sq. ft. - as a couple with no children, I'd go with 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms.

We lived in a 2 bed/2 bathroom 900 sq. ft. condo for 2 years, and it worked well for us.
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:31 PM
 
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A very good question - a topic I've dealt with lately.


It depends on what you intend to do with that property, and where it is at.


If you're nulliparous or empty nest with few or no kids, 2 BR is fine. Especially if those 2 BR's are good sized. Nothing more useless than a 3rd BR for people like that.


But if at some time in the future, you might want to move or flip, 2 BR's is a no-no in the markets I'm familiar with. ( You have to suss out the market to see how that works.) I live in a resort area, far from where most people work, and believe it or not, a 2 BR will sit on the market for years despite any outstanding features. These buyers want 4 or 5 BR's! Why? Beats me.


2 large BR's suits me just fine, for many reasons, including no extra bed(s) for "uninvited" overnighters.


I was so glad to get rid of that 3 BR place with that useless extra room. And, I got a bargain because 2 BR was just OK with me but not most other buyers in that market (250 miles from any large city, no less, go figure).


Pole barns are another useless POS. Very hard to find rural property without one. If you don't have a wife, or hobby requiring big tools, or, if there is a full capacious basement, you don't need it. Just an unsightly cobweb catcher.

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Old 03-13-2018, 12:55 PM
 
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But if at some time in the future, you might want to move or flip, 2 BR's is a no-no in the markets I'm familiar with. ( You have to suss out the market to see how that works.) I live in a resort area, far from where most people work, and believe it or not, a 2 BR will sit on the market for years despite any outstanding features. These buyers want 4 or 5 BR's! Why? Beats me.
In a resort area people probably envision having the whole family come visit.
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Would you rather have 2 larger bedrooms or 3 smaller bedrooms? (well, maybe one large bedroom and 2 small bedrooms) If you technically would only use 2 bedrooms, which one would you choose and why? I think I would like 2 larger bedrooms. I know I would have to consider resale as well and this would be a factor to me. It probably would be the only reason I would consider 3 bedrooms. It will have 2 full bathrooms too. Keep in mind, I am working with 1000 sq ft .
How small are you willing to go with kitchen/living areas?

I have 1300 sf, and a large eat in kitchen and a decent size living room. Three bedrooms, none of which are large, but they are adequate.

If I had my rectangular footprint to design as my own, I might shrink a part of the kitchen, or otherwise shrink a part of the living area that goes unused, and add room to one bedroom.

I think there is a lot to be said for 3, even if BR 3 is an office or whatever.
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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for that size, I'd prefer 2 bedrooms. Once you get up to 1200 or 1300 sq ft, then I'd prefer the third bedroom even if they are on the smaller size. But at 1000 sq ft, I think not only would 3 bedrooms each be too small, you'd also have less room of the living areas and that's just too much of a trade off to me.
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