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Small Addition, how small is bedroom too small?

12 years ago

We have a small 1200+ sq ft cape cod with the standard A-frame upper half story. We are planning on adding a shed dormer the length of our house on the back. This would buy us room too add a tiny bedroom (because of where the stairs and hvac is are located) that would be approximately 7'/11'. Is this too small for a bedroom? The upstairs now has just our big bedroom (loft style) and we want to have kids at some point and don't want them sleeping downstairs when we're upstairs at least when they're young.

So basically I'm asking, is a 7' X 11' room just too small to put a child until they're about 10? Has anyone any experience with a situation like this? Thanks!

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