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Old 07-16-2014, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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2 parents and 4 kids? Yeah, I can see how 2000 sq ft would be considered small. 2 adults and 1 kid could easily do an 1100 sq ft 2 bedroom home comfortably.
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:33 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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2 parents and 4 kids? Yeah, I can see how 2000 sq ft would be considered small. 2 adults and 1 kid could easily do an 1100 sq ft 2 bedroom home comfortably.
Ha! It's obvious you don't have any kids! You have no idea how much junk a baby seems to require. I'll admit, it's not all required equipment, but a crib and a car seat are definite needs. If you put the kid in the second BR, where are you going to keep your computer and other electronics? Where are you going to put your guests? We had 2 adults, one kid in a 1300 sf 3 BR house, and that was comfy. It got crowded with the second kid.
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:52 AM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Ha! It's obvious you don't have any kids! You have no idea how much junk a baby seems to require. I'll admit, it's not all required equipment, but a crib and a car seat are definite needs. If you put the kid in the second BR, where are you going to keep your computer and other electronics? Where are you going to put your guests? We had 2 adults, one kid in a 1300 sf 3 BR house, and that was comfy. It got crowded with the second kid.
he said one kid. You're both saying the same thing.
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:54 AM
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If you put the kid in the second BR, where are you going to keep your computer and other electronics? Where are you going to put your guests? We had 2 adults, one kid in a 1300 sf 3 BR house, and that was comfy. It got crowded with the second kid.
Computer laptop. You can have a small desk in the living room or some other common room
Guests I don't have a guest room, and know many people that don't. Couch or air mattress
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Computer laptop. You can have a small desk in the living room or some other common room
Guests I don't have a guest room, and know many people that don't. Couch or air mattress
I think a 2BR could be done, but I think few people would want to do it. I think you would need at least 3BR for most people to consider city living as a long-term proposition.

I wouldn't mind putting my friends on air mattress though that's getting harder to do now that many of them have infants and toddlers. Definitely not putting my mom on an air mattress.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:03 AM
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he said one kid. You're both saying the same thing.
No, he said 1100 sf 2 BR. My personal experience was with 1300 sf and 3 BRs.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:05 AM
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Computer laptop. You can have a small desk in the living room or some other common room
Guests I don't have a guest room, and know many people that don't. Couch or air mattress
LOL, Bajan beat me to it!

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I think a 2BR could be done, but I think few people would want to do it. I think you would need at least 3BR for most people to consider city living as a long-term proposition.

I wouldn't mind putting my friends on air mattress though that's getting harder to do now that many of them have infants and toddlers. Definitely not putting my mom on an air mattress.
We have a guest room we used to call "the grandma room". Actually, my mom stayed with us for a while. It's not a necessity, but it's nice to have.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:05 AM
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No, he said 1100 sf 2 BR. My personal experience was with 1300 sf and 3 BRs.
Oh, I thought 1100 sf and 1300 sf was about the same thing, didn't think the bedroom number mattered as much, but I agree three bedrooms would be nicer.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:12 AM
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I think a 2BR could be done, but I think few people would want to do it. I think you would need at least 3BR for most people to consider city living as a long-term proposition.
I agree most families would want 3 BR except for maybe with just one child. If you don't mind me asking, how many bedrooms do you have? Are you planning on staying in the city with kids (if/when)?

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I wouldn't mind putting my friends on air mattress though that's getting harder to do now that many of them have infants and toddlers. Definitely not putting my mom on an air mattress.
LOL. Didn't think of that. There are rollaway mattress and couch to bed conversions that could work.

My parents seem to expect I visit them rather than the other way around. Before I owned a car, it would be more mixed.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I agree most families would want 3 BR except for maybe with just one child. If you don't mind me asking, how many bedrooms do you have? Are you planning on staying in the city with kids (if/when)?
We have two bedrooms with no kids (yet). Whether we stay in the city depends on how the school situation shakes out. We still own a house in DC so that may be an option if we can't make New York work for us.

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LOL. Didn't think of that. There are rollaway mattress and couch to bed conversions that could work
To be honest, the moment someone pulls a bed out of a couch is the moment I start looking for hotels on my phone. Once you hit 30, it's tough to sleep on those beds that offer hardly any support.
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