When Collin and I were planning the layout of the new house, one thing we kept going back and forth on were the rooms upstairs. We were unsure if we wanted the kids to have larger rooms, and potentially have to share at some point, or smaller rooms to themselves.
There are of course pros and cons to both. Growing up, I was fortunate to have my own room. I loved the privacy as a teenager and having a space to call my own. However, I can see on the opposite spectrum how it would be wonderful to share a room with my sibling, staying up late playing and sharing those memories. I have a lot of friends that shared rooms growing up, and they loved it. Good preparation for a college roommate!
I’ve browsed a lot of options for shared spaces.
Ultimately, we decided to make our home a five bedroom house. Our thought being that we didn’t want our kids to have a lot of toys in their rooms and they certainly won’t have TVs in there. We will have a designated playroom in the house, so we didn’t see the need for it. We would rather our kids have smaller rooms and prefer to spend their time with the family in the main living spaces, rather than their rooms.
What are you doing in your house? I can see the pros of both.