Saturday, June 15, 2013

House Plans - Making It Our Own

Searching for the perfect house plan can become overwhelming.
We had a couple plans that we found in magazines...
we liked one thing on one plan and something else on another...
Then as you know we found the perfect piece of property.
The agent informed us that the owner said if we bought the property he would give us
the custom house plans he had designed.
Can I tell you it was one of those "meant to be" moments...
when she rolled out the plan ...
I was in love! 5698 total sq. feet,  it was NOT the "down size" we
were looking for.

We are making it our own. (Plan above)
We have used the basic plan, but have made modifications.
Ours will not have a fourth garage, nor the bonus room above the garage.
The office is going to be bigger and turned into my son's room.
I know it's really popular, but I just did not really care for the brick around the stove. 
 I am a messy cook and to me this looked like a cave. 
We actually had the plan finished, but when I took it to
the cabinet person I mention that I was not loving the kitchen layout and he showed me
that if I moved a wall and switched the fridge and double ovens it would create more room and I would have a walk thru butlers back to the drawing board we went.

I can't wait to see how the changes are going to turn out.
The new plans should be ready this week.
The dirt work is complete and we passed the compaction test.
It's going to be exciting to share what the before & afters
of the kitchen with you,  I'd love to have your feedback.


DearHelenHartman said...

My first visit to you blog. Congrats on the new home plans - what an exciting time!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Melissa, Your home plans looks absolutely amazing! It is such a blessing to be able to build a new home! I am so happy for you! It is going to be one-of-a-kind!!!!

Nicole said...

So exciting!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Very exciting news! I'm looking forward to watching your progress. So glad to see you back and blogging!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

It can't get built soon enough! I am so ready to have you close again. #letsgrowoldtogether

House Plans said...

Check the zoning laws where you are building your house. There may be a limit in the height of the house or on what percentage of space your house can take up on the lot. Be open to suggestions.

Denise Bolds said...

Turning a nice piece of property into your own is truly exciting! It's easy to see that your new house is going to be fabulous just by looking at these plans. Well, I can't wait to see your house come to life from the drawing board. Best of luck!
Denise @ Vancouver Canada Homes