Welcome to ‘Tell Me About It Tuesday!’
and today I really want YOU to tell ME about it!
As some of you know Mr. Military Man & I recently purchased some land from friends who were going to build on it and then couldn’t because they moved. They had already cleared the lot, put in the well & septic and the driveway.
Military Man & I don’t have to move and we love our house (inside) but where our house is and the lot it sits on and how close it is to the neighbors (I’m not even a tiny bit exaggerating when I say we are INCHES from the neighbor’s house) are starting to drive us batty as our family grows.
Our kids will not be able to ride their bikes in the driveway because it is a steep hill straight down to the busiest road in our town (which is a trucking route from Canada all the way to the coast), but they also can’t practice on the sidewalk because the traffic is so terrible (it’s a 25mph zone but everyone goes about 60mph).
They can’t really play in our teeny backyard because it is a big hill also.
and the upstairs of our house. oye.
the roof is weirdly pitched in random places so EVERY room has a weird sloped ceiling in at least one side-sometimes 2. So where to put furniture is hard.
Our bedrooms are tiny which does not bother us since we don’t really use them other than for sleeping.
So all this adds up to “What do we want to build on our new land?”
Well we went in to talk to the builder yesterday & We went in with one plan I had ‘doctored’ in photoshop
and left asking for a price quote on one of the models they had on the lot.
Now I’m not so sure.
the upstairs is all dormers.
I just don’t know.
I really wanted a central hallway downstairs with a coat closet for guests by the main door.
So I thought I’d ask if you live with dormers and how you like them (or hate them?) and I’ll show you the plans (both of them) and you tell me if you like them or not.
Here is the custom plan I had found online and edited to suit our needs:
and this is sort of what it would look like from the road:
Now here are the plans we requested a price quote on (why didn’t we just do both houses at a price quote?! lol)
This one was on the lot as you see it here (the downstairs-the upstairs was unfinished) and we only changed a few things- move the stairs over a bit into the ‘dining room’ (which will never be used as a dining room lol) & put the ‘side’ entry door actually on the side LOL
Here is the proposed upstairs (which we didn’t see bc it was unfinished)
But do you see all those little ‘jutting out’ places where the dormers are? I feel like it’s going to be just like our house now. And also the bedroom in the middle back? It looks super tiny. I’m not so sure about that.
and I really want an entry hallway downstairs. 🙁
I think another thing that is throwing me off is that we can’t have a basement. I’ve never lived in a house with no basement. It’s weird to me and I REALLY want a basement. 🙁 but we can’t have one bc of a rock shelf only 4ft down. 🙁 🙁
This is too hard!
Do you have dormers?
Have a happy day,
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