How Many Rooms do I Require for a House?
Buying your first house is an incredibly exciting experience! The thought when you walk in that this place is ‘yours’, and only yours; it feels great! But what should you be looking for in a house? Well, the first question you should be asking yourself is how many rooms do you want your house to have? You’re not sure? Well, let me give you some advice!
What do You Want for the Main Rooms?
The first group of rooms you should think about are your kitchen, lounge, and dining room. Usually, the lounge is a separate room containing your comfortable sofas and TV, etc. As for the dining room and kitchen, these can either be separate rooms or one combined room. Most people prefer to have their kitchen walled off; however, if you’re the kind of person who enjoys socializing even while cooking, then you may want to consider keeping these rooms separate.
Bedrooms are a Must
Obviously bedrooms are a necessity for any house. As for how many bedrooms you need, that will depend on the number of people living in your house. If you are alone, you can survive with just one or two rooms. It is highly recommended that you have as many bedrooms as will be used, plus one extra room in case of an emergency or an over-night visitor; you can choose to have just enough rooms if you feel the spare room is unnecessary.
And Then There’s Your Favourite Room
There is one room that is valued above all others; that room is the bathroom! The most common number of bathrooms for a house is two on the ground floor, with an extra on each other floor. If your house has just one floor, you may only need two; if your house has three floors you may want three or four bathrooms. It is not recommended to have just a single bathroom. There is nothing worse than desperately needing to use a bathroom when there is none available!
Optional Fun and Games Room
There are two kinds of popular rooms that are not necessary but convenient. The first of these rooms is a fun and games room. In most houses this room is simply the lounge where all forms of recreation occur. Some people prefer to have two separate rooms; one for relaxation and general chatting and one for playing games or singing and dancing. It really depends on the attitudes of your family as to whether you should consider this room or not.
Optional Office Room
This room is even more in demand than the fun and games room. Have you ever needed to do some paper work at home and just wish you could switch all your children off for an hour or so in order to focus? Well, instead of needing to switch them off, what you really need is a soundproof office room! With this room, not only is all outside noise cancelled out, but once you lock it you are completely alone to get whatever work done that you wish.