We had plenty of room in the house when we bought it, but not enough storage. The attic space was limited and there is no basement. The single garage was full of equipment and a riding lawn mower. We decided to add a two car garage with some extra storage above. We decided to add a family room while we were at it! We haven't bought furniture for the loft yet. Since it is the only room with carpeting, it has been a perfect space when our son has sleepovers; just add pillows, sleeping bags and blankets.