I love houseplans. Like, seriously. I could spend hours working over a plan, getting it just right, envisioning where to put furniture and flooring and colors. I started drawing out my "Dream home" with my aunt Kristen when I was just little. At that time it was huge, with balconies and wrap around porches, lots of bedrooms and a movie-theater room, sometimes with an indoor pool. You know, dream big, right?
Now my dreams have changed a bit, perhaps they've grown up? My dream home still has character and I need space for my family, but I'm okay with small. In fact, I prefer it. I don't need extra, unused bathrooms to clean and collect dust, after all! I love country farmhouses with porches and open living space. I don't need a formal dining room but I need another room for a school room, since I am homeschooling our boys. I don't need lots of bedrooms, I think sharing is good for kids, but I'd love to have a guest bedroom/loft so that family can come to visit.
Even as my plans have evolved, I have to consider budget too. William would LOVE to pay cash for this construction. Heck, so would I! But we don't have it yet. We've bought land, we've started a business, we just barely upgraded to a 2-car, 2 cell-phone family, all while paying cash, but the money's not flowing in so much that we could buy/build a house right now in cash. But that's another story.
My houseplans keep changing, getting smaller, more economical, reminding myself that this will be our first home and doesn't have to be our last either.  This is my latest favorite design. It's 1295 sq feet of living space. We'd use the garage for our businesses and add a basement under the kitchen/livingroom for extra storage. I think it has potential to add on in the future or be a suitable house to sell to someone else. I'd simplify it a little, taking out the fancy windows and a more rustic garage, probably go for a cream or gray color with a corrugated metal roof and wood pillars. Can you see the vision?

*See the house plans and details here
 


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Elise
07/06/2016 2:48pm

Love these plans and the outside is cute! Looks perfect

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09/05/2016 5:00am

The design looks simple, yet very attractive. A house that is filled with plants and trees will surely give a fresh air to the people around it, I was impressed by the design of the house and it really gives me a lot of insights about houses and it's designs as well, I will share this article to my friends to and for sure they will love this as much as I do.

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01/17/2017 8:08pm

I can relate to you about drawing house plans when you were young. I used to do that too. Maybe all kids used to do that and maybe that’s because every one of us dreams about having a big house. Dream big is right and even if we became adults, we still should dream big. One way or another, it’s important that we still try to achieve our dreams even if we’ve grown up. It’s important that whatever we want in life should be on the practical side and not just for showing off. Spending wisely and righteously is the key.

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If I am already financially-capable, I would want to own a house surrounded with flowers. I just consider flowers as something that comfort me, and I don't mind living with it! By the way, I love the simplicity of this design. It's not laud, but it exudes class! This type of house is definitely a dream for me! It's a proof that simplicity comes a long way!

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08/07/2016 8:10pm

Everything is gonna be fine!

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04/08/2017 12:46pm

I love houseplants too. How do you create this image? Photoshop or something?

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05/31/2017 11:52pm

What would be more good than making our house more beautiful.

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Such a beautiful house it is, would love to live there.

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