Is an 8' x 8' room too small for a nursery? Is an 8' x 8' room too small for a nursery? I have a two bedroom house and there use to be a third bedroom but the back wall was taken down and a 12' x 12' family room was added on to the house by the original owners. My husband and I want to have another baby and we were thinking we would just put a wall back up to make a third bedroom but it would only by an 8' x 8' room because we still need to be able to access the family room. It's a small house, about 1056 square feet and we can't afford to add on right now.
Kelly - posted on 02/25/2009
I think it will be fine too. While the baby is tiny, they don't need much room. I would use a toddler bed when the crib is outgrown; my 3-year-old will probably stay in her toddler bed for several more years. My 7-year-old would still be able to sleep in a toddler bed if she had one, might even prefer it for coziness. We have built some unique storage/play units in our kids rooms. The 3-year-old has a two-story playhouse, with her bed in the bottom and space for stuffed animals, then the upstairs has room to play, one end has steps with a "hidy hole" underneath, the other end has tall bookshelves for toys. The 7-year-old has a "stage" with trap doors in it to hold games, animals, etc., and around the edges holds books. This gives 16' of "bookshelf" type space, another 21 square feet of storage in the trap doors, using no additional floor space. My long-winded point is, if you can think creatively, and if you or your husband are somewhat handy with tools, you can come up with ways to take full advantage of whatever space you have. You can make it work!
Nicole - posted on 02/25/2009
My husband and i only have a 2 bedroom house and our daughters (nearly 3) room is only 7m x 5m. Think about what you want in the nursery. My Daughter room has a Tall chest of Draws (150cm) and a low set of draws (1m), on the low set of draws we have the change table mattress. Also in the room is a rocking chair and her cot. If you plan the layout of the room, you can make the most of it. All the furniture we have is on the walls to make the most of the floor space in the middle.
Carol - posted on 02/25/2009
i completely understand what you are going through. my two daughters had to share a room until we finally sold our house. if you could put that wall back i would. i did not like the sharing rooms. both of my daughters fought constantly when they got older.
Nicole - posted on 02/25/2009
I would say that is not to small for a nursery. Our daughter's room is only 8x9 and it's plenty big for her needs right now. When we have our next one, we will need to move her into the guest room (her nursery is adjoined to our room by a doorway with no door, which for obvious reasons did not make a good choice for a guest room). She is 16months now, and would probably be just fine in her current room for another 2 years.
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