One of the main requirements when we moved into a new house was that it had to have at least 3 bedrooms. I can’t imagine living in a 2 bedroom house right now, however….currently our 3rd bedroom is empty with a “office” in it. It has been used as a guest room a few times and a place to store papers and books, but nothing more.
My original plan and thinking was to have my kids share a room. I’ve been thinking that if our 2nd baby coming in October is a girl we will make the 3rd bedroom her room so I can make it all girly and such. Then again, I don’t know if that’s the most practical thing to do. My kids will both be so young and close together in age that I think sharing a room (no matter the gender – one girl and one boy or two boys) might make the most sense. I think a separate room with your own space is important when you’re older but in infant and toddler years, I don’t think it matters as much.
I’ve heard of many people who have children that share a room and that room is for sleeping only. Basically in that room are beds and a dresser with clothes in it. Currently in Lucas’ room, he plays in it, reads books in it and hangs out in it all the time. He really loves his room.
If we made it a shared bedroom only- I would love to have the other room as a playroom- or what I have been calling it lately- a “school room.” I always said I would never have a playroom. My kids don’t need an entire room for toys. But…. I don’t have a two kids yet. This room is upstairs, and I don’t know if that matters in the long run, but I just don’t know how often I would send the kids upstairs to play. Would I? I also think they’re too young to have a playroom right now. I could see when they’re closer to four or five years, but at young toddler years mine isn’t doing a whole lot of “toy playing.”