After three long days of looking at new homes, half-completed homes (which are really hard to envision completed for me), and existing homes, we found a builder we love and have decided that we'll work with him to build a home. Now, don't think we're that special because it's a spec home....one that he would already be building anyway. However, because we can hopefully get in from the ground up, we'll get to put our own touches and pick our own finishes, which is awesome. If we can swing it, here's the house we love..... (we'd get to pick the exterior surfaces, too, so it would look a little different than this, but this is the floor plan we love).
I won't bore you with pictures of everything, but my two favorite things about this home are
the kitchen (duh)!
and the big, open family room (you can't really see the floors because the home is still under construction, but it's got beautiful hardwood floors). I also love this fireplace.
Ronell's favorite parts of this house are the porch with fans
the cool outdoor fireplace
and the study....minus the random red wall.
Like I said, it's not a done deal. We have a lot of things to work out still (Like selling our condo, please spread the word, the link's in the sidebar on the left) but it's kind of surreal that we'll have have a home we can all fit in that has enough storage for us and a backyard. It was a great trip and reminded me how lucky we are to have a job at all, but have a great job in a great community, too.