Curious....where in your house are you planning on birthing (if you're planning a homebirth)?
I had envisionned being in the family room (which opens to the kitchen and dining room...it's all one open space). Our new home will be a split-level (?) house...you walk in and you can go 5 steps up or 5 steps down to a shallow and finished basement.
I'll talk it over with my MW once we're settled, but I'm debating between upstairs living room with hardwood, kitchen, bath, and bedroom fairly close or basement with carpet and half-bath (toilet and sink). On one hand the basement seems slightly more private, but I'm only going to have DH, DS, and the MWs there anyway. I really don't see birthing in the bedroom....perhaps because most of them (of 3) are too small for the bed and tub and a few bodies to move freely.