If You Can’t Find One, Build One!

Yep, Chris and I are taking the plunge and have decided to build a house!  And in typical family fashion, we have been pondering this for AGES, researching to death and have finally decided on a lot, a house plan and a builder!

We will be living about 10-15 minutes from my mother’s house and can’t wait to move in!

We should be settling on the land soon and the builder will begin digging out the foundation and getting that laid and put up.  This week, we met with the builder and brought our blueprints to make a few changes and additions.  I am pushing myself to get as much done as possible before this little one arrives and then life will begin to slow down a bit.  Ideally, we would love for the house to be done before the holidays, but as of now, that may or may not be possible.  Fingers crossed though!

We never realized how much is involved in building a house.  You are needed to select everything from outlet covers to appliances, flooring, lighting fixtures, siding and more!  I love projects and this will be the one to set the scene for the next chapter in our lives, and I am excited to see how it turns out.


Here is an idea of the first floor, but we are making the following changes:

No fireplace in the keeping room (will be used as a toy room), extending 2 feet on the back of the house, 1 foot on the left side of the house, extending 1 1/2 feet on the garage in the front, cutting off the bit of side front porch, moving the powder room over and making the closet bigger, adding a utility sink in the garage



Here is the second floor with the changes that we made with the builder:

No tray ceilings in the master bedroom or bathroom, no whirlpool tub in the master bath, extend the shower in the master bath, make the optional closet a storage space for holiday items, etc…, removal of wall and separator door in the kid’s bathroom, and all rooms will be bigger because of the bump-outs in different parts of the house.



Once finished, the front of the house should look something like this:



As far as the front goes, we will be keeping the stone where it is, only doing horizontal siding, no banister on the porch, removing shake and using siding instead and adding a window box for flowers on the windows where the side-load garage is.

Lots of changes and lots of work, but I am excited to see how it turns out!  Prepping for land settlement soon, so we should be on our way!


2 thoughts on “If You Can’t Find One, Build One!

    • Thanks, Pam! I am so excited and am already enjoying looking for all of the different pieces of our new home. It will truly feel like a new chapter has begun!

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