We are in a 3 bed 2 bath ranch right now with a split bedroom plan. The 2 smaller bedrooms are towards the front of the home and the master is at the back. When we bought the home, we weren't really planning on having more than 1 child.... Long story short, I'm now expecting #3.
My problem is the front bedroom. Our plan was for my DD and DS to share the bigger of the 2 front bedrooms when the new baby comes and for us to take back the smallest for the nursery. (They already share the smaller bedroom, and we used the front room as a playroom/guest bedroom)
Since the kids were not directly in the front of the house, I didn't worry too much. But I'm very uncomfortable having all the kids at the front of the house at night, and for us to be in the back. (DD is 6 DS is 3)
It isn't a big house, just under 2000 sq feet, but, from our room, its hard to hear whats going on in their rooms.
We decided to give up our master suite for the 2 older kids to share and to go into the front room ourselves, and then we'd be right next to the nursery.
As an upside to this the master closet is HUGE, and I've been thinking about turning it into a great play closet... We aren't utilizing it anyway. This would get the toys out of my living room.
The downside is losing the en suite bathroom, which is what DH is most concerned about.
We both agree that we aren't completely comfortable with the kids in the front room. We live in a safe area, but.....
So would you do this? or are we nuts? Anyone have other suggestions? Has anyone given up their master for the kids? Every one I've spoken with besides DH thinks I've 'done' lost my mind. But I think its the best utilization of space for our family, for now.