Our house is very typical for our area, a 1950's weatherboard on a lovely corner block. Our house is north west facing so we get lots of gorgeous sunshine in the mornings, but it shifts to our back in the afternoon.
We have an entrance hall, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 toilet, 1 combined living/dining area, a kitchen with meals area and a separate laundry. Our block is subdivided and I think we're only on around 340m2.
We need more space. We need two toilets. We'd like two living areas. We've considered moving in our area, but prices for blocks are absurd. We've considered moving further out but don't want to do that. Once your children are in kinders and schools, it's hard to tear yourself away.
Today we had a builder come to discuss the viability of putting on a second storey. It's viable. We will never have more land, but we can get more space. We're considering ending up with a house that has downstairs - an entrance hall, a master with ensuite, a study, powder room, laundry, living/dining room, kitchen and second dining/living area and then upstairs - 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and a small living area. Sounds much better doesn't it - hence the new notebook!