Three bed with no upstairs bathroom - young family

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:43 am by dingbat
Forum: Sell, Buy or Rent? (21 Replies | 1316 Views)
Currently going through design ideas for some work on our house. One solution that ticks almost all of our needs would leave us with a family bathroom downstairs and no bathroom upstairs. The space occupied by the existing upstairs bathroom will get incorporated into a third bedroom, and the existing downstairs loo expanded into a full bathroom. Our need for that third bedroom is great, and our budget limited.

One obvious drawback to not having upstairs bathroom is carrying a baby to/from bath as well as toddler having to navigate stairs in order to go to the loo at night.

But I've seen houses like this before. Old two up two downs with bathroom extension off the kitchen downstairs, for example, so it doesn't make things impossible...

Anyway, this post is a bit of a brain fart but want to get people's experiences. Thanks.

Finally taking a step towards our permanent home

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:51 pm by squeak
Forum: Sell, Buy or Rent? (11 Replies | 1214 Views)
Hi all, Haven't posted in a long time as put off buying and have rented for the past 5 years. I am a single mum to a 10 year old and are finally making the step to buy. I am having trouble accepting I can't buy where we live if you get me. I have always lived in Dun Laoghaire and love it there. I want to buy in DL or Monkstown Farm or that general area but my budget (mid to upper 300k) doesn't go too far or the houses need a lot of work.

I have seen a lovely house but it's in Shankill, but am finding it hard to accept I might need to move us away from family and friends (albeit only a 15 min drive). We spend a lot of time cycling to Dalkey, swimming in Seapoint, walking in and out of DL town and I am worried about moving to far from there.

I guess what I am asking is, do I hold out for a house in Monkstown Farm which I can afford and doesn't need too much work or do I have the plunge, move a little further away and have a bigger home for us which is in perfect condition. I am so excited that I can get a permanent home for us and I am really nervous about making the wrong choice.

Am I just being a spoilt brat by tying myself to such a small and specific area or should I hold out as it is possible something suitable could come up? The only people I really have to bounce ideas off are my parents so some neutral and no doubt direct feedback would be great.

Many thanks

Advice please in Foxrock

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:58 pm by MMCC
Forum: Sell, Buy or Rent? (7 Replies | 1033 Views)

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