Rather strange question regarding bedrooms
DH and I love our house--but we also love to look at homes. There is a particular area of our little suburb that we would love to live in because it's within walking distance of the "downtown" area. We LOVE the idea of being able to walk to get ice cream, walking to the bakery or Starbucks on a Sat. morning, walking to the pool, the park, etc.
ANYWAY, it's a very pricey area and a move there is years down the road, because ideally we would love to buy a tear-down and build. So IF it ever happened, it would be 3-5 years from now.
BUT if we happened to find a "livable" tear-down home NOW, one that we could live in for a few years before building...well, we would do it! So we are always kind of *looking* but not really looking, if you kwim.
One factor for us is bedrooms. We absolutely have to have two bedrooms for the kiddos that are relatively equal in size. We looked at a house a few weeks ago that is on a street we would love-probably our first choice street. It is an old home, a tear-down, but very spacious and livable until then. The prob was--seriously, one the bedrooms was HUGE and the other was pretty small. We nixed it for a couple other reasons ( namely, we are not sure if we really want to mess with selling our home, etc right now!) but the bedroom thing was a factor.
We got very lucky when we bought this house. We bought it in a hurry because DH had a quick closing on his old house. (Long story, he had put it on the market, thinking it would take months to sell, and WHAM, he got a contract right away, and we had about 6 weeks to find and buy a house!)
The kids bedrooms are nearly identical, although DD has more closet space, but that made sense b/c she's a girl, and has dresses, etc. that need to be hung up, whereas SS mostly uses his dresser.
For those of you that have multiple kids, how do you determine bedroom assignments? Does time spent at the house play a role? Does age play a role? Gender? etc.
I guess this is just one more reason for us to build down the road if we ever move--then we can design the rooms as needed!
Just curious how others have handled these issues, though.