I’m sick. Sick and tired.
Seriously. You probably thought a joke was coming. But it’s not. I’m literally blogging from Bedside Baptist Church. (Confession. Bedside Baptist is what we would write on our Wherdjagotochurch form in college when we played church hookie and vegged in bed all Sunday morning.) Sorry mom. I know. I would be ashamed of Will if he did that too.
Any(ahhc)hoo…I am sick and as someone who hardly ever gets sick…I have to tell ya, I am a baby. A big one. I am practically a man when it comes to getting a cold 🙂 So I thought that maybe it would make me feel better to draw the layout of our potentially-future-home. As you may remember, we are officially under contract for our dream house.
And no…there still isn’t any progress. Apparently the bank needs to get the electrical up and running before the due diligence period starts. Yeah. No electrical. A main power cable (the biggest honkin’ one I’ve ever seen) was cut. So we have to wait till the bank fixes it. Which is fine by me cause Christmas whipped my bootie good.
Okay – so like I said before, here is the layout. Let me explain something really really important….this is one HUGE house. WAY bigger than what we need. I’ve said that before and I’ll say it again. It’s like a whale compared to our current catfish. At least it feels that way. And you can see that I was all gung-ho about using floorplanner.com until I actually realized that I am somewhat computer deficient when it comes to using floorplanner.com. That being said, the first floor is decent…the second floor, not so much….and the basement? Well…we didn’t even measure it….and I eyeballed the layout. Don’t judge me…I’m sick, remember?
Here is the first floor:
The first floor is really really big and spacious…but in comparison to our current house, it really only has two more rooms on the main level than our current abode….an office and a laundry room. Plus it has a three car garage instead of two which fits only 1 with our massive workbenches. The other bonus is the closets…it has a coat closet AND a pantry 🙂
The second floor is where the real difference lies. First, let’s start in the master bedroom. Or should I call it the Master SUITE? It is enormous. Way big. And overlooks the backyard…which I didn’t know I’ve always wanted. And it has two walk-in closets with a ginormous bathroom…no more ‘crackerjackboxbathroom’!
The upstairs also boasts a Jack-n-Jill type bedroom layout for two bedrooms – and the Jill has a crazy little hallway to a back room that could be used for storage, as a small nursery or even a playroom. Right now we are leaning toward making the Jill Room the Will Room 🙂
Since we already have four bedrooms upstairs in our current house…there isn’t much difference here in the number of bedrooms…but the real game-changer is the number of bathrooms. Right now, we have FIVE total bedrooms sharing 2.5 bathrooms (1 being the master crackjackbox). In this house, the number of bedrooms is SIX (counting the two in the basement) and the number of bathrooms is 5.5. BIG difference. HUGE.
In the basement, there was quite a lot of potential. The previous owners had already planned things out and we think they went so far as to finish most of it…unfortunately when they left, they took those items with them. So the bathroom is plumbed but needs fixtures like a toilet and a vanity. The Kitchenette (we think it was previous a wetbar) was totally scalped too…they even took the counter top and cabinets.
But on the plus side, this area itself is where the true value of the house lies…it is a daylight basement which has ten foot ceilings! So it definitely doesn’t feel like your typical basement. And it has two additional bedrooms…which make it perfect for future family members to visit and have their own space. Granted, that won’t happen for a while…because right now we could put them in the upstairs bedrooms…but it’s always nice to know that it’s there if you need it.
The basement also has this weird walkway thing that wraps around the front of the house. We think it goes around under the front porch…and can be used for storage and for utilities…but we aren’t 100% sure what we will do with it just yet. We do know that we will probably seal off the basement (after cleaning it up a bunch) so that we can save on utilities. We figure that as long as we circulate the air every once in a while, we can just keep the door closed to the upstairs and pocket the extra cash that it would take to heat it and cool it constantly.
ok – so that is our potentially-future-floorplan. I’m off to hang my head over the humidifier with two Kleenex up my nose. Should make for a soggy sinus….I’ll let you know how it pans out 🙂