Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Some of the lighting

We opted for the standard lighting in most of the house. The only non-standard lighting we did was to have ceiling fan prep added for the bedrooms, living room and my sewing room. This means we have to provide the fan/light fixtures but I think it'll be well worth it. It'll be nice to have separate controls for the light and fan-something we don't have now. Nothing like having to turn the light off by yanking the chain so you can sleep with the fan on and feeling like you're going to yank the whole thing right out of the ceiling.

This is the standard dining room light.

and these are the lights that will be in the bathrooms:

The kitchen will also have can lights, as well as some kind of lighting above the sink (I think-there's a window there so I'm not actually sure). I think this is what the exterior lights will look like:

We still need to shop for ceiling fans.

Monday, June 17, 2013

The floor plan

**updated the floor plan image on 6-20**

 I think we finally got it right. Had to make a few last minute changes but here it is-I know there are compromises but we had to give up some things in order to adhere to the constraints of a modular and our available room. We have 10 acres but there are lots of other criteria for where we can set a house.

Instead of our current 2-3/4 baths, we'll have to settle for 1-3/4. To help make up for that, we'll have a wash-up sink in the mudroom. Totally necessary on a farm. Well maybe not necessary, but very useful. The master bath is not a big one like normal master bathrooms but we would never use a dedicated tub. If we really need to soak, the other bathroom's tub will work fine.

Kind of odd to have to walk through the family room (which will be my sewing room) to get to the bedrooms and regular bath but that's how it had to be if I want a sewing room and if we want the living room and kitchen in the right place for us. So that'll force me to keep my sewing room clean, right? Well that's the plan, anyway. We'll see. We could have made a hallway there but that would have greatly reduced the size of my sewing room. And I can't have that.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

The journey begins...

We ordered our new house on 6-7-2013 with a tentative move-in time of early September. Many changes on it, so it should be interesting how it all turns out. Main changes were on the kitchen. Hope I don't regret getting lots of drawers in the base cabinets. I'm officially excited!!