Do you ever wonder what about people that live in huge mansions with hundreds of rooms, what do they do with all that space and do they really need it? Most of us aren’t lucky enough to be in that predicament but you’ve probably wondered whether you’ve got too many or too few rooms in your house. On the face of it, it seems simple; you just need a room for each person in the family, but there are other things to consider.
If you don’t have enough rooms, your family relationship can suffer because everybody is piled on top of each other all the time and tensions run high when people don’t have their own space. On the other hand, if you’ve got too many rooms, you’re just wasting money on space that you don’t need, which usually ends up as storage for old junk you should have just thrown out. Either way, you’ll need to move out. If you’re unsure, use these questions to work out whether you’ve got the right amount of rooms in the house.
How Big Is Your Family?
This is the first thing to consider, but it isn’t quite as simple as just the number of people in the family. For example, if you’ve got two children that are quite young, they could share a room if you wanted to save a bit of money. However, if you’ve got two teenagers, they’re too old to share and putting them in a room together is only going to end in disaster. Think about how many of you there are, but also, the specific needs that you each have. It’s also worth remembering that if your kids are sharing, that won’t always be the case. If you plan to stay there for a while, get an extra room.
Nobody absolutely needs a guest room and if money is a big issue, don’t bother. But if you have people come to stay quite often, it might be worth paying extra for. It also depends on the age of your visitors. It’s fine to have a friend stay on the sofa if they don’t mind, but it’s a different story if you’ve got couples or elderly relatives staying with you a lot. You’ll need a proper bed that’s got enough space and is comfortable enough for them. If you don’t have space for a guest area, it might be time to sell up and move out.
Home office comes last on most people’s list of priorities. It’s fairly easy to set up an office area in the kitchen or dining room etc. However, if you work from home everyday it is advisable to have a dedicated office that is separate from the rest of the house, otherwise, it’s very easy to get distracted. Psychologically, having a separate workspace also helps you to treat work in the same way you would if you went to the office everyday.
People always think more rooms equals better house, but if you don’t actually need those rooms, they actually equal wasted money that you could spend on better stuff.
This is a contributed post.
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