(Closed) Which house floorplan should we go with?

posted 4 years ago in Home
  • poll: Would you choose the 1700 or the 1870?
    1700 : (47 votes)
    62 %
    1870 : (29 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 16
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2016

    CrazyChihuahuaLady:  it took forever for our foundation to be poured! We were supposed to close March 15!! And here’s my kitchen, I cannot wait to be cooking in this on Sunday😁

    Post # 19
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2016

    CrazyChihuahuaLady:  thank you!! Yesterday was the first time Fiance had seen it since before the drywall was installed so he was pleasantly surprised! He said the master ba and kitchen alone are worth every penny and make it all worth it! 

    Post # 20
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    Bee Keeper

    CrazyChihuahuaLady:  I asked about number of bedrooms because of resale–typically four bedrooms = a greater buyer pool and higher appraisal. The 1870 plan has a lot of wasted space on the second floor. I don’t think the porch is a big deal–any lost curb appeal could be handled with great landscaping.

    Can’t you have a tub in the 1700 master? I know a lot of people are getting rid of them these days but I’m house hunting and won’t look at houses that don’t have a master bath tub. I love a good soak!

    Post # 22
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    Busy bee

    I voted for #2 because I wish I had a mudroom and in my opinion a bigger bedroom is not really a pro.  For the MBR you want your square footage where you’ll be moving around–bathroom and closet.

    let us know what you decide!!

    Post # 24
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    Bee Keeper

    CrazyChihuahuaLady: A nice, big, deep soaking tub as part of a tub/shower combo is better than no tub at all! They can probably take 6″ off the linen closet and a curved shower rod helps create the feeling of larger space.

    A second floor laundry is great! So is a mud room! If you had large dogs and kids playing sports I’d think the mud room would be better. (That’s probably why they put that in the larger floor plan.) For just two people second floor laundry makes more sense. 

    It’s nice to be able to close the door on a home office–I frequently work at home and thought the small bedroom in the four bedroom plan could be a nice office or nursery. Gerenally people who want a four bedroom home won’t even look at a three bedroom but people who want a three bedroom will consider a four bedroom. If you decide to pay the extra for the added square footage the four bedroom would give you a better return on investment.

    I like this PPs advice:  Picture what you want your life to look like in the house, and go from there.

    Enjoy this! 

    Post # 25
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2019

    I would think I prefer the layout for the 1870 house more. I’m a bit of a freak about wearing shoes inside and having dirty floors, so I would really appreciate a mudroom. Plus it doesn’t really seem like you need two additional walk in closets since the extra bedrooms would be getting minimal use. Also, I love the tub + window combo. I feel like taking a nice bath while watching it snow/raim would be so cozy

    Post # 26
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    Worker bee

     

    CrazyChihuahuaLady:  As much as I love the laundry room upstairs…having a mud room to get into the kitchen is something to seriously consider. If you dont have one I think all the mess ends up in the kitchen somehow. Unless somehow you can either move laundry upstairs in that one OR can you add mud room on 1700 plan?

    Post # 28
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    Bee Keeper

    Good luck! There are a lot of cosmetic upgrades you can do later. I would rough in the plumbing for the basement bath when you build–so much cheaper to do it during construction and a benefit for resale.

    Post # 29
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    CrazyChihuahuaLady:  Do the third option! It really combines the best of both floorplans, which benefits you both in terms of living there longterm and also in resale. You can always make cosmetic upgrades down the road on your own, which is nice because you can decide what really matters to you after living in the house for a while (like, you may never use the basement bath so builder’s grade is great, whereas you may really want amazing designer tile in the master bath) and then you can save up for the changes rather than paying interest on those upgrades included in your mortgage payment! Obviously don’t stretch yourself too thin financially, but if you’re gonna build a home, you may as well get what you really want…

    Post # 30
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    We’re building a home right now and the number one thing that sold me on it was upstairs laundry. We’re expecting a baby now so I’m very happy we made that choice!

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