Building instead of buying a house….

posted 2 years ago in Home
Post # 2
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I think it’s odd that there’s a toilet with a sink in one of the rooms.  It’s hard to tell from this, but is there enough space at the entrances (esp garage) for a place to have your shoes, jackets, etc?

If you can see a showhome of this floor plan it may help you notice things you might not pick up on otherwise!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

What does ROBE stand for? Is that a closet?

 

ETA: Is there enough counterspace? 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by  FoxyBride14.
Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

BohemianGirl:  The only thing that strikes me as odd is that the main bath doesn’t have a toilet (with or without the door… they’re about 50/50 each way here) and there’s a WC off on its own (without a sink?)  That is totally weird from my perspective, you wouldn’t see that on any plans here.  

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Congrats! I’m actually an architect, do you think you will have enough storage in your kitchen?  You only have one counter top in the kitchen aside from the island and you could probably fit a coffee maker and a mixer or other things would have to be stored somewhere because you probably wouldn’t want those on the island. Also, is the island in the kitchen large enough to have stools at?  it seems too narrow to be able to comfortably sit and eat a meal.  Is it possible to add windows to bed 1 and bed 3?  Last, I would recommend some kind of shelf over the washer and dryer for things like detergent and maybe even a clutter top and sink. Sorry to be knit picky just figured if you are building your home you want everything in order. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

sostobe:  Yea, I thought the same thing. And it seems kind of far from the bathroom where the sink is.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

sostobe:  Yes!  I meant withOUT a sink, WB won’t let me edit.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

What country are you in? Here in Australia, a toilet in a separate room from the bathroom is common. (EDIT: OK I saw in another thread you’re in Australia, so I think the bathroom/toilets are fine),

You’ve potentially got a 4th bedroom there with the lounge, which I like.

I think the laundry should have a door, for easy access to the back yard. (Or maybe it already does?)

EDIT 2: With the insane house/land prices here in Australia, I’m not sure if what other countries say about buying vs building will necessarily translate to here. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Yes I know you have windows in every room but you may want to inquire also about windows on the walls where the bed has been space planned. It’s pretty common to have windows on either side of the bed to amplify natural lighting. 

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

BohemianGirl:  My feeling is that laundry doors tend to get treated roughly and you might want to consider a swinging door. Most houses seem to have swinging laundry doors, I think? Our only door to the back is sliding, and it has had a buildup of dirt in the tracks over the years. Just something to consider.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

BohemianGirl:  but what if their hands aren’t clean after they use the bathroom and they touch the doorknob on the way out to go to a different room to wash their hands?

maybe it’s just me but I have door knob touch-phobia (particularly in a public restroom) even when there is a sink next to the toilet!

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