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Old 09-20-2010, 07:40 PM   #41
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Very interesting post on size (sq ft) of required living space. We've lived in 16 different units (apts, condos, homes) since we've been married. Anywhere from 1100 to 3000 as ft, some with the kids still around and most after they were gone. I don't see how WE could survive in anything less than 1200 sq ft. Had a condo once that was perfect at 1400 sq ft but we could eliminate the dining room and save 200 sq ft. If I was single, I could take that condo easily and eliminate the dining room and the den. That would leave me with about 1000 sq ft and I can see how I could live with that. In fact, if DW passes first, that is exactly what I'm going to do. Would have to have master bedroom and bath, guest bedroom and bath, kitchen/eating area and a living room. Yeap! Would have to be 1000 sq ft minimum. I'm sold.
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Like Gumby I have only an imperfect concept of "personal space", yet I have very clear limits on the minimum standoff range between me and my neighbors.

But maybe our extra rooms can be converted to longboard storage. Hmmm.

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Well, judging from the responses in the bedbug thread, a simple rumor might solve that problem.
Mercifully we avoided that this time. Three years ago we found out that our kid thought they were itty bitty cockroaches... they apparently weren't exsanguinating our teen but my spouse had quite the physical reaction to the critter experience.
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Same here. I bought my current condo with "central location" and "walking distance to everything" as top criteria. Happy with less than 1,000 sq ft.

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Our retirement condo is centrally located , a walking distance to everything. A big park area is two blocks away, the harbourfront is one block. I will walk lots!
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