DH and I went and looked at a house yesterday that is a very old farmhouse with a number of additions over the years. Because of this, there are weird bedroom sizes and locations. First of all, it lists as being three bedrooms, but it's really two with a tiny office type thing that's barely large enough for a twin bed. The first real room is on the first floor and is in the very back of the house. The master bedroom is the only thing upstairs (the staircase leads right to the door and that's all that's there). DH and I got talking about this, and I have some concerns. We do not have any children now, but when we do, would it be a bad idea to have a child's room on another level AND the opposite side of the house? It's not a huge house, less than 1500 sq ft, but the bedroom seems like a long way for a sick young child to walk in the middle of the night. I'm also thinking of children being older too.... A teen child could totally sneak in/out without waking a parent because the downstairs room is very close to the main door. I guess I am having a hard time imagining what life would be like since growing up my room was right across from my parents.
Another thing is with the tiny room. DH pointed out that the downstairs bedroom is certainly big enough for two beds if we had two kids. I reminded him that only works if they are the same sex. What happens if we have a second child and it's not the same as the first? The tiny room measures 8x7. That just seems like too small of a room for a child to grow up in. Thoughts? DH says I'm being paranoid and thinking about it too hard. Are these legit concerns?