Anyone here who has significantly downsized?
DH and I have lived in 3500-3800 sq. ft. tract homes for the past 8 1/2 years and we've decided to downsize significantly (downsize the home, but supersize the lot). We bought a 2-bd/1-ba 800 sq. ft. 1952 farmhouse on 1 acre and are drawing up a floorplan to add on a master bathroom and walk-in closet, kitchen pantry, laundry room and a dining room (which could also be used a home office or converted to a 3rd bedroom). It will be about 1495 sq. ft. when we're done, which is still small for the area...but we've determined that it's all we need! :)
It will be nice to finally say that we "use" every square foot of the home we live in, so that's one thing I'm looking forward to when we complete the remodel/addition and move in. I think we've always been attracted to the larger kitchens and family rooms that are found in the larger homes, but we really have no need for the 4-5 bedrooms and bathrooms that usually come with it! :)
Anyway, before I ramble you all to boredom...have you significantly downsized to a smaller home? Is there anything you "miss" about your larger home? Any tips for a remodel/addition?