3 kids and a 2 bedroom house--what would you do?
We are expecting, again! We already have an 8 year old daughter and 4 year old son, plus 3 little angels in Heaven. I know that my risk for miscarriage is even higher this time, but I am seeing a specialist and am hopeful. In the mean time, I am starting to plan.
We live in a 2 bedroom, 700 sq foot lake home. Space is already at a premium. There is no basement, extremely small closets and not a real option to expand at this point. We bought the house 7.5 years ago at the height of the market in the hope of remodelling and "flipping" it to make money to buy a bigger house. However, unemployment, family illness, falling prices and rising costs have created a perfect storm that has kept us here 6 years long than orginally planned.
I am wondering if anyone has any advice, ideas, or ingenuity. We are looking into building a classroom/playroom in the back yard to alleviate some of the pressure. I really want one of those "guest room" sheds for that. We are exploring the options still. My daughter is starting to look for more privacy and that would be impossible with 3 kids in a room. We have no dining room or play room, so converting a room is not an option. There are 2 bedrooms, an eat in kitchen, small bath, and famiy room.
Thanks for any ideas.