Revealing my house plans
Hi! Would like to show you all my plans.
We live in Northern Minnesota and will be building on 5 acres (hopefully) right outside of the city limits or a 1/2 acre neighborhood lot. We have 7 kids ranging in age from 17 to 6 months. This house was the result of many years of experience at different stages in life. I designed it myself and had my builder draw up the computerized plans and making sure everything was to code.
Ok, a little about the plan. This design is a modern version of a plan that I liked from 1905. The right side of the house faces south. I do not like open plans at all. With this many people in a house, it just doesn't work. There will be a basement with huge open area for playing, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and large storage area. We are on a very tight budget so I can't increase the size any more. I needed many bedrooms so I had to sacrifice size for quanity. They will all have their own rooms except for 2 kids. I do not want 2 windows in the bedrooms. We get enough light and I don't want the expense of window coverings. It will be warmer too in our extreme winter temps.
My kitchen will be a combo of industrial and farmhouse combined. There will be wood beams in the ceiling. I need the pantry and it will lock as I have too many kids that sneak food and it is going to STOP! LOL! I do not want and island or a prep sink. Right between the stairs in the kitchen is a ceramic water fountain.
I have a 10' dining table that we will use daily, hence the size of the room and it isn't really a formal dining room. We have metal stools for chairs that raise up and down.
The walls of the d/r will be paneling of some sort. The opening to the living room will eventually have barn doors on the l.r. side. There will be wood beams in the living room as well. The entire TV wall will be bricked. The office is where the computers will be and the pocket doors will remain open all the time. It can also be a guest room with the doors closed and they will have access to the guest bath. That's all I can think of for now. I know this plan will not appeal to many but it will work for our family and budget I hope.