New House Plan - 1st Post
Hello, I've been lurking and learning for the past several months. This is a great forum and I've truly enjoyed reading posts in all the forum areas. We are planning to begin building in the next couple of months and I would greatly appreciate your input on our floor plan.
-This is our first build and the home we will live in for many, many years to come
-We are a married couple w/ 3 children ages 12 (daughter), 9 and 4 (sons)
-Our style is country/farmhouse leaning more toward an open floor plan
-We don't do a lot of entertaining, but will host traditional family gatherings throughout the year
Some structural comments
-We won't be able to have a basement due to rock, so the house will be built on a crawlspace
-Although we live in the mountainous area of western VA, the lot is relatively flat, with a gentle slope from front to back
-One of the wife's requirements is a formal dining room w/a smaller eating table and eat-in bar
-The second floor "unfinished storage" area will soon be finished as a game room for the kids
-The back deck will be covered
-The roof pitch is 9/12, except for porch/deck which is 4/12
All comments/suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance