Tuesday, September 8, 2009

What are you doing with your extra square footage?

Sometimes I wonder "who needs a house that big"? Tonight I was doing a home search just because I like to look at pictures of houses and wish upon a star and here is what I found.

Just in our county alone there were 88 homes for sale with the criteria of . .
1. at least 4 bedrooms
2. a garage
3. a basement

Now for the shocking part ................................... of those 88 homes only 11 had less than 3,000 sq ft. and only 6 were under $200,000. Several of these homes had 7,000-9,000 sq ft.

and even more SHOCKING was that most of these homes did NOT show any signs of children living there. So my question is what are they doing with all that wasted space??????????

NOW for my reality:

We live in a home with a little more than 1,600 sq ft. We have 4 small bedrooms and two bathrooms. Soon we will have NINE people living in this house. One of those children in a wheelchair. Our home is also NOT handicap acessible. We will have SEVEN children using ONE bathroom. We don't even have enough room in our kitchen for a table that seats our entire family.

BUT you know what????
There is a lot of love in our home and I would not trade that for anything!!

My advice for all of those with oversized homes . . . . . . . . . .

(You need a little more love to fill your home)
Give me your house so I have space for more kids
(just kidding!!)
What are you doing with your extra square footage?
filling it with "things" or filling it with "love"??


  1. Great post and SO TRUE! Ours is being filled with our greatest treasures- our kiddo's! :0) Amy

  2. Hmm, well we have what some would consider a big house. We are now in process of creating another room with our builder, so we have one more bedroom. We have 7 children with another on the way (to be announced ;-)

    I think most fill there big houses with *things* as somehow they think stuff will take away that *Jesus* size hole they have in their hearts.

    Nice to meet you...found you by the CCI website.

    mama to 7
    one homemade and 6 adopted