We are building. However, this is going to be slightly different than a “custom build” that you might be used to.
Most people when they build a house are doing it so it will be perfect, move-in ready, project-free, and good-to-go.
Not us. We already have a project list started. (More on that another day…) So why are we building?
There are projects we like doing, and projects we don’t. And honestly, we are tired of tearing down walls. We wanted a blank canvas with great bone structure.
There are things we put on a must-have list for our new house:
-Formal living room
-Formal dining room
You guys, formal living rooms and dining rooms are a thing of the past! They are SO hard to find (in Utah, at least)! But it’s really important to me to have a place for the piano, a place for conversation when people come to visit, a place for Thanksgiving dinner. You could say I’m traditional.
As our own real estate agent, I did a TON of house hunting, and could not find a house that checked every box, within our price range. Then, we stumbled on a builder with a house plan that met literally our exact needs and wants. And of course, the name of the plan is The Traditional.
Total square feet: 3864
Finished square feet: 2478
Finished bedrooms: 4
Finished bathrooms: 2.5
I’m in love with the elevation. It has all the curb appeal I fancy. I’m dreaming of sitting on a porch swing eating a popsicle with Evelyn, of a porch with carved pumpkins and flickering candles, and gables covered in Christmas lights.
My all time favorite feature on the main floor is a trap door from the walk in pantry into the garage for grocery pass-through. It’s going to revolutionize shopping trips in unimaginable ways haha! I love that the main level has the traditional elements I wanted (formal living and dining) as well as a modern open concept family room and kitchen. In my opinion, it’s the best of both worlds.
Things I love about the upstairs: bedroom-level laundry baby! I enjoy all the closet space too; something that was definitely lacking in our old house. You guys, in my WHOLE LIFE I have never had a walk in closet. This is a first for me, and I’m dying with excitement.
This is the basement floor plan. We aren’t having the builder finishing the basement for us. This is something we plan on doing in the future. 4 bedrooms is more than enough for us right now.
This is our house. These are our rules. We can’t stop. We won’t stop.