12.01.2007

Just a quick question

Just a quick question for all of you homeowners...anyone out there have a downstairs master (with the kids' rooms upstairs)? If so, how does that work? OK? Not OK? General thoughts on this issue? In trying to pick a floor plan for our next house, this is a recurring theme. I can think of pluses and minuses...

Thanks for your help!

4 comments:

Jill said...

Don't have one, but I don't think I'd like one. But I also don't have a great reason as to why--except if you're an empty nester, when you'd have no reason to climb stairs.

Candace Piepgrass said...

I'd have to agree with Jill. I think with young children you might get tired of running up and down the stairs to take care of them. Stephen's parents have a first floor master, but they built the house when everyone had already left for college with the idea that they would retire there, so a first floor master might be necessary.

Marlo said...

Hey! I can answer this one! :)
We picked the floor plan for this house and building a master on the main floor was actually a priority. We love having our own floor, and the girls having their own floor. I wondered initially how it would work, but I honestly love it. We did plan our office/study with closeable doors in case we ever need it for a downstairs bedroom, but if you have enough room in the master to keep a bassinet for those first few months, you may not even need that. Anyway...I won't take up your whole comment section on this, but I wouldn't make this a sticking point when looking at houses.
Actually, I think this makes a perfect excuse for you guys to come over for dinner next time you're in town. :)

Jill said...

Tell Ryan happy birthday. I just heard on the radio that it was Pearl Harbor day and make the connection!