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    We live in a 3 bed with an open plan living, dining and kitchen, 2 bathrooms and a rumpus/second living area. This is the perfect size for DH, DD and myself, And we are building onto our deck this summer and making a specific childs play area/playground in the average size yard so I foresee no problems spacewise for us even once we have added to and completed our family. Seriously if we did move to a bigger house it would solely be for selfish 'I want' reasons and not real 'need' (not saying others with big houses are selfish or dont require them just that for us we have more than enough space to live 'comfortably' with our planned 4 - 5 member family).

    Op, I say do what you have to do and if finances mean you have to stay in the 1.5bed unit for the twins first 12months then so be it. Im sure you can make it work but I assume massive organisation and not much clutter will be key to it being successful. I wish you the best of luck!

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    Our house is a lowset 3br, one bathroom house with an office (open plan kitchen/lounge/dining). We have 4 carports and a giant two bay shed on almost 6acres.

    The house we are in currently is a company house. Its a highset 3br, with a breezeway hall(very wide hall to one side of the house, with fans, windows ect). There is two torage rooms underneath and a laundry. Dining and lounge are open plan, kitchen is roomed. Its on a sizeable block, not sure how much but over 1000sq/m for sure.

    There is DP, DS1, D2 and I.

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    We live in a 4 bedroom duplex and there is 4, soon to be 5 of us. Its the perfect size for us. Each child has their own bedroom, we have 2 bathrooms, a living area, a lounge room (which is used a s a playroom) and a backyard big enough for swings and a trampoline. I could use a little more storage but could easily fix that with getting rid of some cupboard clutter

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    OP, we are in a similar position to you, except I am not having twins!! DH, DD and I (plus our dog) live in a 2 bedroom unit at the moment and I am due to have baby #2 in November. Although I feel that extra space would be lovely, and would leave us with less clutter, we really can't afford to move until I finish uni in a couple of years. When we found out I was pregnant we tossed around a few ideas - 1) stay where we are for as long as we can stand it, 2) sell and buy somewhere bigger in a less desirable area for the same price as we get for our place now, or 3) rent out our place and rent somewhere bigger for 18mths or so until we can afford to buy. After discussion, we decided that it should be managable here with the 4 of us. Baby will be sleeping in our room for 12 months or so, and will then hopefully move in with DD (or stay with us longer). We are lucky to have storage for some things at my parents (e.g. DD's old clothes and toys are there) which helps. Do you have much storage at your place? We also live close to a huge park/walking track and beach so we spend very little time at home during the warmer months anyway. I must admit DD goes a little crazy here in winter and loves going to my parents (much bigger) house. In your case, if you can't really afford to move now, then I think you will be fine - the financial stress on top of new baby twins would be very difficult I imagine.

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    We are in a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom/toilet unit with 2 adults and 2 children. Open living, kitchen, dining and double garage. We will have to upsize when the kids are a bit older but it's all we could afford to buy on one wage still living comfortably and only 12 months old when we moved in.

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    4 bedroom house, with 2 bathrooms and 1 powder room and a study.
    2 adults and 2 children (4 and 2).

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    Dp, DD and I live in a 2 bedroom unit.

    But next month we're hopefully moving into our 1st home (we're buying) that is 3 bedroom + office, built in under the house for laundry, car port, bar area, 2nd toilet etc, and a MUCH bigger yard. So excited

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    Quote Originally Posted by OurLittleBlessing View Post
    Personally, I think most people's home are bigger than they *need*.
    Agreed.

    We live in a 3 bdrm villa style home so a little smaller than an average 3 bedder. 1 bathroom and open plan dine, kitchen and lounge. Thats for me, DH and DD. We are gonna start trying for #2 in a few months so bubs will be in with us initially for at least 6 months then kids will share a room hopefully so DH can keep his man cave / study / gaming room

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    i think no matter what the size, one more bedroom would always be nice!!

    dh, dd, ds and me live in a 3 bedroom house with one bathroom and one living area. we are expecting #3 in Jan.

    Our house is probably too small, but we love it. and because we bought it it is too hard to move (as we would need to sell)

    OP im sure you will work it out! i would rather live in a small house and feel like i have some extra money than be stretched to our limits in a bigger place. goodluck!

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    OP - what is your storage and layout like? I think those are the two key things when living in a smaller space.

    We have a 3 x 2.5 house for three of us and it is just perfect for us. It's smaller in terms of bedroom numbers than we have had previously, but we don't miss the extra bedroom even with frequent visitors. An extra bedroom would mess our house up!


 

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