It’s been quiet around here, I know. It’s been completely hectic trying to create new things when I have no home. But the end of our building process is now in sight and I’m excited to drive out everyday to see the progress.
I have only shared little tidbits about our new home thus far, but today I’m unveiling the entire floorplan. Let’s take a look…
One of the exciting things about our new home is that it’s a two story. Our last home was a ranch with only 3 bedrooms and one main living space. This home is definitely more for entertaining our big family and hopefully a place to continue to grow our own.
So what was on our wishlist?
- • hearth room or sun room
- • three car garage
- • walkout homesite
- • lots of natural light and windows
- • white kitchen cabinets
- • 4 bedrooms
- • glass front cabinets (at the butler’s pantry)
- • huge walk in closets
- • large kitchen island with seating
- • gas fireplace
- • vaulted ceiling (with husband’s hearth room)
- • big bathtub
- • 9ft ceilings on the main floor
- • standard homesite
OK, my list might be a little longer…
So did you notice my husband wanted a walkout and I wanted a standard homesite? Well we compromised and got a partial walkout. Yes our backyard is basically a big hill, but we back to tons of trees and there is a park around the corner. You can read more about our homesite here.
We’ll have a deck behind the kitchen with about 2 steps down to the grass, then below the great room is a full patio with sliding glass doors (yes, we have a full basement since we live in the Midwest).
And this is our view… Heavenly, right? I can’t wait to sit in our sun room during the winter and watch the snow fall.
Things are now moving quite quickly, thank goodness. Our home is already under roof, can you believe it? And I’ll be sharing some pics next week of the construction process.
And I promise, SO MANY new projects coming (as I’m sure you can only imagine). Just please be patient! 😉
Carol @arewethereyet says
Congratulations – the floor plan looks wonderful! Of course, you are young and don’t mind climbing stairs twenty thousand times a day (I used to keep a basket for each of my girls on the stairs and stuff I found went into their basket – saved me a TON of trips – LOL!) Now that I’m older and my girls are grown I like a one story – although I do miss a basement! Can’t wait to see all the pictures and I’m sure you guys will be really happy!
Emily @ My Love for Words says
It looks great! Building a house looks like so much fun (though I’m sure the reality is a bit more stressful than it is in my head). I love seeing these updates.
Glad I came by the blog today. My husband and I have been in the early stages of “possibly building a custom home” (sigh) for a while now. It’s so much longer of a process than I had ever imagined, but its nice to read about families who are in the final stages. 😀 I love the floor plan you came up with. It’s a lot like my “dream plan”…..
What a great house this is going to turn out to be! Lots of space, and I love that each bedroom had a walk in closet. Awesome!
I noticed you don’t have a mudroom or front entry coat closet….where do you keep all the coats, shoes, boots, backpacks, briefcases etc….
There is a closet right next to the laundry room before the kitchen (where we kept shoes and our personal coats) and one in the breakfast room area for guests.
Angela Leonard says
I am in the process of looking over floor plans. I keep wondering if 2 dining spaces is really needed. I do like the idea of being able to entertain, but I noticed your breakfast area is about the same size as the dining room. Thoughts on this? It would be nice to save room and have to purchase less furniture. If your table is anything like mine now, it is mainly a catch all of family crap.
NOPE! I hate having 2 dining spaces. I feel like it’s such a waste of space! Our breakfast room is actually better for a larger crowd and we invested on a table that can extend up to 108 inches.
Angela Leonard says
Glad to hear this. I like your floor plan with some minor adjustments. I think I’d redo the dining room allowing me to expand the mudroom/ laundry area and use the living room as a office/ library. This would leave me room for 4 bedrooms upstairs if I cut into that GINORMOUS master closet!