Build larger main floor or basement, large family
I have 4 children and we currently live in a 2100 sq ft home and are in the process of buying a 6 acre lot to build a new home on. I don't want anything any bigger than what we have now as my oldest will be graduating in 6 years and I don't want to be stuck with a huge home after they all leave home! My kids all want their own room (2 girls share now). My thing is, I don't want a 2 story home ( I hate hearing them stomp around), but it seems like it would cost a gazillion dollars for a foundation large enough to fit in 5 bedrooms on one level. I told my husband we should add a basement and he states it would be cheaper to just make a larger main floor. Is this true? Any other thoughts or suggestions?