The filled and leveled hole that we all found so exciting has become even more exciting! Now it’s surrounded by a foundation wall!
Of course I had that moment of doubt that I hear is pretty common at this stage among people building houses. The worry that it’s not the right size. In fact, I think the first words out of my mouth when we drove up were, “It looks really small.”
I know, I know. That’s just ridiculous.
This will not be a tiny house by any means. However, it will also not be a mega-mansion. The finished space will be on the upper end of 1900 square feet. I realize for a lot of people that does seem teeny-tiny, but for us it should be perfect. The last two houses we owned were 2300 sq ft, and 2600 sq ft and they were way too big! Cleaning those suckers took forever, and there was so much space we just never used. The house we live in now is just over 1600 sq ft. It’s an OK size for us, although the layout is weird and choppy and there’s no storage, so it feels really cramped.
I wish I could show you all the floor plan of this house, but because of Jasper’s job in law enforcement he’s asked me not to. So you’ll have to just trust me when I tell you that there shouldn’t be any wasted space in this house. The only room that’s bigger than we like is the master closet. It’s really ridiculously big, especially since neither Jasper nor I are clothes people and only own a handful of outfits between us, but there’s no easy way to change it. So we’ll have to leave it. The rest is perfect. There’s a living room, a small library (a house is not a home without a library), an eat-in kitchen with a nice work island, a walk-in pantry, a relatively big laundry room, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Just enough.
In other news, floors joists are on the docket for today and tomorrow, then the plumber is scheduled to come, and then they frame up the rest of it! Things are moving right along around here!