New Here! Family of 3 living in 888 Sq feet
Hi all! I'm new to the small homes forum (and gardenweb in general). DH and I bought our first house in December, a 888 sq foot Ranch. We wanted a smaller house for the cost savings (we were approved for almost $60k more than what we bought our house for). I am currently a stay at home mom to our 1.5 year old DD and we didn't want to be house poor. Our house is in a great neighborhood right near the bay and we will be able to walk DD to school when the time comes. Honestly, I don't really feel cramped here (aside from our one and only bathroom, it is TINY!) We have a full unfinished basement, a 3 season room that is about 100 sq feet and a nice fenced in backyard.
Our biggest challenges are updating our house on our shoe string budget and coming up with storage/organization solutions. The previous owner was a 93 year old lady who last updated the kitchen in the 70's and never touched the vintage 50's pink bathroom.
Looking forward to getting to know you all and getting some inspiration!