Oh boy, I have news to share! We are building a house! It's going to look a lot like the one in the photo. We spent the last two days with our sales representative, going over all the options and putting in our special requests. We still have to choose the flooring and colors and do a few other things, but the structural things are all decided. We are going through Ryan Homes and getting the Ravenna model. I'm so excited that I feel numb. I wonder if anyone else experienced this feeling?
I am very seriously considering a different cabinet color called Rushmore Maple Butterscotch Glaze. They are real wood vs. veneers and oh-so-pretty.
We got to make so many decisions in the past two days that we can hardly see straight. We realize there are still many more choices to make. I got the bathroom of my dreams with a jetted tub, double sinks, a separate shower with a built in bench and a closed off area for the toilet which I will refer to as the toilet closet until I think of an acceptable name for it. I am probably the most excited about the master bath and the kitchen. I plan to spend most of my awake time in those two rooms.
Here are the basics, for anyone who is interested:
- 6 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and laundry room upstairs.
- Living room, dining room, family room, kitchen with dinette, office, mud room/area and powder room downstairs.
- Finished basement with a large unfinished storage area and a full bath.
- Two car garage.
I feel like this is perfect for us for now and when the kids are out and start families of their own it will have space for grandchildren to stay. When those grandchildren get too big to sleep over maybe we'll move to a house with less bedrooms and a giant living/dining area. We'll see. That's a decade or two down the line for us.
This is my happy news!