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A lot of people are under the impression that bigger is better when it comes to real estate. For them, the ultimate house is probably a mansion larger than any family could properly inhabit. While having a large enough house for your needs is definitely important, plenty of people have this desire for irrational space. When you have to think of what you’re going to use a room for, it’s time to stop at that size or downsize a bit.
Unless you’re Huguette Clark, you probably don’t even need a second story on your home. While some people love to run up and down stairs for the exercise, a lot of folks aren’t that into fitness. For the people who are a gym membership might be more economical. Sometimes having a lot of space can be a hindrance because you end up heating and cooling an area you may only use once or twice in the average month. While there are some interesting spare room ideas out there, most of those ideas boil down to fun things or extra storage.
You should also consider that an extra story could be very irritating when you get older and your mobility declines. If you ever get too frail for stairs, can you live on just one story of your home? Also, if you do that what would be the point of having that extra story anyway? Why would you want to pay more money for utilities for a story you might not even end up being able to use down the road? The entire idea seems silly when you get past rational space.