Monday, August 31, 2015

Country livin'

Last spring, my husband and I decided we wanted to get out of the city and have a bit more space for us, the pooches, a garden... anything! We decided to set out in search of a home, but after months of this process and finding nothing that really matched our search parameters, we decided to look into building a home. 

Fast forward about a year and a half and here we are, our 2 1/2 acre lot paid off and finalizing the estimate for our new home! We won't actually start building until next spring, but I have to admit how happy I am it has taken a little longer than planned. It has really given us time to save up a bit more and truly identify our needs vs. wants. We have ended up with a plan we love, which means a plan built around the idea of hosting family events and gatherings. 

Even though the commute to work will be a bit longer, I'm excited to carpool with my husband and who can beat a view like this on your way to and from work? 

So as we make the final touches on our plan and approach the design aspect of it all, I'm curious what your dream home would have in it, without breaking the bank. My hill to die on, for instance, is a wood-burning fireplace. I absolutely am ecstatic about this part! I would give up a dishwasher for this! 

I'll be posting a list of a few of our must-haves as we finalize what we can realistically build, but I'd love any input! 

So if you were building your dream home, or already have, what would you include? 

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