We finally decided this past Oct/Nov to take the plunge and build our new home this year. About 3 years ago, we bought a 4.2 acre piece of lakefront property on the opposite side of the lake where we live now, and we have been talking about building since then. We just got our first set of plans yesterday, so the excitement for me is starting to build.
If you want to see more pics and the floor plans the house we are going to build, you can see it HERE. We've made a few changes to the plans: added 3 feet onto the master bedroom, which in turn makes the media room above larger as well; the covered porch is going to be walled in as part of the house and it will become the laundry room, freeing up more space in the mudroom; we will be removing the window in the mudroom and adding an exterior door in it's place; the bay window in the dining room is being replaced with garden doors, as well as the window in the master bedroom will be replaced with garden doors, too. A few other things too, but I won't bore you with more details.
I'm excited to have the entire bonus room over the garage for my scrapbooking room. And boy do I need the space... you should see my room I'm in now! No, actually you shouldn't! lol It's so crowded and clausterphobic, oh, and did I mention messy? It's about a 10' x 11' bedroom, full of tall overflowing shelving.
We will have lots to do, and with this being the first time building, I'm sure we have a lot to learn. I'll most likely post pictures as we go, but it won't begin until the ground thaws. The Contractor will begin building around the first week of July. We just have to get our geo-thermal and Ivan-Hoe systems in place, as well as the foundation before then.
So you all may see (even more) sporadic posts throughout the year, until I get settled into my new space. Can't wait! Gotta go check out lighting today...