We have gone from a single story 3bd 1 & 3/4ba to a 2 story 5bd 3.5ba. And we have more than double the square footage!!!
Couple sacrifices we had to make though were:
- no more pool (which is actually a blessing in disguise since there is no more maintenance & costs involved ~ also we have the benefit of the community pool which is much BIGGER!)
- square footage of our backyard (which is also a blessing in disguise since there is less maintenance as well ~ also we have the benefit of 2 playground structures within walking distance - 1 that is 3 stories HIGH!)
The kids love it! They all have good sized rooms (nobody lost any space) with an added plus of walk-in closets in each bedroom and they also have a large sized loft for their Playroom/Schoolroom. Dylan scored BIG-TIME with his own Master Suite...that's right, the house came with 2 Master Suites (one slightly smaller than the other with a much smaller bathroom - yet unsurprisingly enough, it is still bigger than our Master bedroom & bath in our old house).
Oh, and don't even get me started on the fun times that have already been gained from the stairwell...
As soon as we get more settled, I will post more pictures of our home. Glad you stopped by!