So, now that I am a land owner, I need a house – small little detail!
Okay, so where to begin?
For the past few months I’ve spent countless hours searching and hunting for house plans. I could have picked a house plan from a book or website and paid to have them printed, but that would just be no fun! I wanna go custom baby. While hiring a drafter and starting from scratch = more money, I think in the long run (and short run for that matter) it is definitely money well spent.
I started with some basic questions:
1. How many bedrooms & bathrooms?
2. What kind of square footage?
3. What style house do I like (Modern, Colonial, etc.)?
4. Bungalow, split level, or two-storey?
There are hundreds of house plan websites out there, and you can modify the house plans by all different criteria (sq. footage, # of bedrooms, # of bathrooms, etc.).
Some really great house plan websites I found were:
After looking at literally hundreds of house plans, I started to have an idea of my 'must-haves', and narrowed down my search...
Open concept kitchen-living area
Man (or Woman) Cave
My don't need, but really want...
Master Ensuite (double vanities please!)
Attached Angled Garage
Eating Area 'Nook'
A dining room and formal living room didn't make the cut. I find dining room/formal living rooms get used about 1-3 days out of the year...so sorry guys, you lose.
So while none of these house plans were exactly what I was looking for, they all had aspects I loved...here's a few plans and house looks I was diggin':
|Architectural House Plans|
Not so much in my budget, but inspiration nonetheless!
I've since met with my drafter and the final house plan has been drafted and is complete. I LOVE it. It's perfect! Stay tuned for the house plan reveal.
Thanks for reading!
Bye for now,