(Closed) Which house floorplan should we go with?

posted 3 years ago in Home
  • poll: Would you choose the 1700 or the 1870?
    1700 : (47 votes)
    62 %
    1870 : (29 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 31
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    6526 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I don’t care for the downstairs in the bigger house.  It’s crammed full and yet at the same time there’s almost nothing there.  I’d go for the smaller house, better layout.  However with that, I like the upstairs on the big house better, basically for the same reason.  BTW, if your upstairs washer ever leaks, you’re in for hell.

    And with that, I was totally useless!  But I pick the smaller house :o)

    Post # 32
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    200 posts
    Helper bee

    I would probably choose the 1870 floor plan because it looks like there will be an open loft area upstairs, which will make the space feel larger and more open. 

    Post # 33
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    1710 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We have upstairs laundry and I absolutely love it, so I like the 1700 for that. However, I like the extra loft space in the 1870….tough choice!!

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 5 months ago by  _blackbird_.
    Post # 34
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    454 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    I voted for #2, but if 3 gives you everything go for that! However I would look at exactly which cosmetic upgrades are cheaper to go with during build rather than later down the road. When my parents built a house they really wanted hardwood floors throughout. At the time it seemed way out of their price range, but over the course of the loan it ended up adding like $30-50 extra. Whereas when they finally got around to getting a quote for carpet removal, labor, materials, etc….it was $15-20k!!

    Post # 35
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    733 posts
    Busy bee

    Some homes that are built with upstairs laundry rooms end up with some fairly major structural issues because when they built these assembly line homes, they didn’t take in to account the constant shaking that newer front loading washers create. Also, if you happen to have a problem with your washer and it overflows, you can deal with some pretty major ceiling damage.

    Just some things to think about, especially from personal experience.

    Post # 37
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    1365 posts
    Bumble bee

    1700 for sure.

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