A couple weeks ago I was thinking about how I will handle having teenagers in this small space and the stress began to be overwhelming. I thought about the bedrooms. They are TINY. The biggest bed you can fit in each room is a twin. I have FOUR kids. This means Bunk Beds are the ONLY option. Now as teenagers I will probably need to have the three girls together and Logan by himself. I can't imagion Lexi and Logan trying to change their clothes in the same room or even have any privacy... which means the only option for the girls' room is a Tripple stack bunk bed. Now the closet thing is already difficult. I can't even begin to know what I will do when they are bigger! Anyway, the list goes on. Alex and I seem to always be in constant discussion about it. The question is What To Do??? We can't sell it. It would have to be a short sell. Can we qualify? Technically..."hardship" has to be proven...and outgrowing a house doesn't really count. Not to mention, it dings your credit, and then you have to rent for several years. With the current cost of rent, we would end up paying the same or more than what we do on our mortgage for the SAME size house (making it difficult to save for a down payment).
Ok, there is a program that is supposed to help people who are upside-down on their mortgage get approved for refinance. Our house doesn't qualify. We are deeper in our house than what is allowed. At this point we've just resolved to STAY and PAY. Hopefully our income will get better over the years enough to pay it down, and save enough to buy another house and turn this into an income property. Or we might be able to add on. Anyway, wouldn't it just be nice if we could sell it straight across for what we owe, and just be able to buy a different house? Whatever. So here are some things I've don to combat the tinyness that we've outgrown.
This worked so well in the Girls' room that I decided to do it with Logan's. It is so much more functional!
Next Project: Find a place to put the treadmill so it can be used. However it CANNOT go in Logan's room. And it CANNOT go in the living room...(that is already our office, entertainment, and kitchen area). I have really wanted to put it in our room, but there is NO WHERE for it to go. When I was thinking about the kids closets I realized I could get the treadmill in one side of our Master Bedroom Closet if I were to take the doors off. It would also require someone giving up their side of the closet. Of course that had to be me. First off, it was my idea. Alex would rather just put it in the living room. Talk about an eye sore! Anyway, I don't really need a lot of hanging room as long I have the dresser and night stand. So Yesterday I spent almost the entire day gutting everything and reorganizing space for the treadmill. And here it is today!
Question?? Would you hang some kind of curtain in that space or just leave it as is?