Well we are kind of at a cross roads. We have the new baby on the way and because we are a blended family, with each of our three girls (ages 5,6 and 7) having their day with their other biological parent at varying times, so we like the idea of each one of them having their own room. It is a privacy thing, and here the rule is, when the other sister is not home; you cannot go in their room and mess with their stuff. In a normal family, sharing a room is no big deal, but with a blended family, personal space is HUGE.
So with a baby coming, we cannot figure out a good way to rearrange walls so that we can squeeze in another bedroom for the boy/girl. We discussed at length yesterday the combining of the laundry room, with our second bathroom, and moving the laundry room "stuff" out into our mudroom, but that would be an awkward arrangement with a room that was not rectangular, but zee-shaped, so we nixed that idea. Then we thought we could build a second story master bedroom suite on top of our ranch style home, but where do you put the stairs...since this house is Tee-shaped, that was a tricky spot to layout...so we nixed that idea. We ultimately keep coming back to adding a Master bedroom Suite onto the end of the house, but since we live on a hill, that means adding onto the footprint of the house...and digging into the hillside on this hill, a little more.
I did run the numbers and for a 12X20 bedroom suite from concrete to roof, the cost would be about 4 grand. That is doable I guess. (We got plenty of land, a sawmill and even a shingle mill so that is why the cost isn't too bad.) It's just...when is this building my house going to end? I already got my kitchen half built/demolished, got a new barn to build for the sheep and would like to park my cars in a garage at some point. I guess the biggest question is:
WHY DOES A 21 inch BABY NEED SO MUCH ROOM!