Terri asked: Could you please share how many square feet the finished interior of the home will be? Do you have a floor plan you can share?
The house will be 1650 square feet when completed which is 600 square feet larger than our current home. It is 50 feet long and 30 feet wide. It is a simple rectangle house with no fancy turns. We wanted something that we could easily work on ourselves. The house will also have an 8' x 10' porch. We have plans to add a garage and deck eventually. Our first goal is to get the main part of the house done.
Sharing a floor plan is a bit trickier. We have a floor plan but keep making minor (and one not so minor) changes. I will try to give you a simple walk through though. When you come in the front door, you will enter a small foyer. I wanted a buffer zone as my current house does not have one. To the left is the living room and kitchen. This is one open area (20' x 30') with a vaulted ceiling. The pantry is off from the kitchen. Turning to the right from the foyer is a hallway leading to the rest of the house. First on the right is a three-quarter bath (shower, sink, toilet). The next door on the right goes into the craft room/office. Across from the craft room on the left is the laundry room. In addition to the washer and dryer, the laundry room will have the larger freezer, water manifold, and inside portion of the heating/air unit. At the end of the hallway on the right is the only bedroom with a small walk-in closet. To the left is the master bathroom which is the room we completely redone.
The house is a bit unconventional. W designed it to suit us. I will share more pictures as walls go up and the rooms are defined more. At that point we will also quit moving things around.