This is a followup to a discussion on here about a year ago. Someone asked if anyone knew of anyone who had downsized to a smaller home and were they happy with it.
I mentioned my brother-in-law and sister-in-law. They went from a 3 level home to a small 2 bedroom, 2 bath ranch with an office and a ktchen/great room and a screened in porch and a small laundry room.
Well, they weren't very happy for long. Very shortly, after selling their old home they built a large 2 car garage and a large above ground pool with decking all around and another porch on the house.
They now are adding on again to the house. They are building a den and a dining room off the kitchen.
I think it's possible to go too small when you become empty nesters and build a retirement home. Any body else have this experience?