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Poll on Readers' Bedrooms Used as Office or Nursery

Does Your Bedroom Do Double Duty?

Last year, my husband and I had a fairly spacious, single-use bedroom. Then, when baby made three, we had to make a decision about how to divide the space in our two-bedroom bungalow. Would we move the baby into the second bedroom right away, or try to reserve that room as a guest room and study for as long as possible? Well, our guests won out, and our little one's crib has been in our room since he was born. It's actually worked out quite well (no 2 a.m. walks across the house to grab a crying babe for us), but eventually our guests will have to figure out other sleeping arrangements, or deal with an air mattress on the living room floor.

Plenty of families compromise when it comes to their sleeping quarters. Whether it's a crib by the bed or a home office in a corner, our bedrooms aren't strictly for bedding down anymore.

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Kimpossible Kimpossible 6 years
Our bedroom is also our home office and our library.
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 6 years
My bedroom is single use...but there are two separate sleeping spaces. My three-year-old and I share a room. I'd much rather stick the extra $100-$200 a month I'd pay for a 2-bedroom in my savings account, at least for now.
bunnyhorse bunnyhorse 6 years
It's not doing double duty to hold a baby, but our bedroom has a lot of extra space, so we have a bike rack in the corner. We live in an apartment, so I guess in that way it's part garage?
skigurl skigurl 6 years
single use! we have a bed, two bedside tables which don't even hold much junk, a dresser with clothes and jewellery in it, a mirror, and a closet with clothes, plus an ensuite. the only thing i can think of in our room that is unrelated to sleeping or being intimate or clothing ourselves is a file box in the closet where we file important papers and bills. that's it!
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