I figure at the new place, I'll get the house built and electricity wired before moving in. And I'll consider getting the fence done first so I can walk outside in my own privacy so I don't attract unwanted attention from potentially hostile neighbors.
Not sure how much I'll contribute to the new house. Maybe 4K? $4000/$8sq.ft. = 500 sq. ft. Appreciably larger than most of what I've seen there, and it'd be a properly roofed house. I want to find a good coastal design...
I think I might try for a resale property.
Yeah, something like that. Sky blue with white trim. Or pastel blue?
That's apparently 1800 sq. ft., pretty large for a single story.
I think the look would look well on a 500 sq ft, yes, lol.
The emphasis is on "it needs to look good". The design needs to have a charming design, and needs to have quality material; i.e. NO TIN ROOFS, lol.
I think the second story windows are unnecessary for this design to look good.
I think the charm is in the color scheme with the windows/trim/paint/etc., the covered front porch and brick steps and the roofing material. A quality yard certainly enhances it, along with good landscaping. (Bushes,etc.)
I think the pergola and sideroom is unnecessary.
I'm not sure how necessary the brick chimney is for this to be a "good design". Doesn't seem like it really needs it? Can look just as good with a simple metal flue?
The window shutters on the bottom windows certainly seem to be one of the keys to its charm.
The brick facade on the bottom 1 feet is probably unnecessary for its charm. Then again, it might be one of the keys.
Maybe I'll try a 32x24? A 24 foot width does seem kind of "homesy".
768*$8 = $6000. Gee... I don't know... I guess I'll have to see...
My simple financial intuition is telling me I could probably afford it, but when the numbers are getting this large, I just don't know, lol.
Because I need to consider...
cost of land.
cost of electric.
cost of sewer (septic).
cost of construction.
The car I'm going to purchase.
Cost of fence.
Think it'd be in order of priority...
I only need to afford upto "electric" to make it a viable project.
I don't think I'm going to have enough time to build my lap pool this winter. Just as well, I don't know if I'd want to settle on this property to live in. I just feel like I've been waiting too long for my own personal lap pool, lol.
Looks like I could probably do 20 feet wide.
20 feetx32 = 640
640*8 = $5120
Maybe even ...
Oh yes, that's what I'm looking for. A walkthrough kitchen. Could I actually fit one of those in a 20x32?
Here's a possible layout with a walkthrough kitchen, 20x32. The bedroom is 8x12, living room is 12x24. Seems like I could possibly make the bedroom larger and the living room smaller, just don't how that'd work exactly with this particular layout.
I guess I could rotate the bedroom so it's jutting into the living room, then I could make it 10 feet wide and possibly upto 14 feet long. Then the living room would be 12 feet x 18 feet.
I coudl do a 10x12 bedroom, then the living room would be 12x20. If I wanted to add more bedrooms later, then I'd extend the length of the house to the right which would be easy if we made that a temp side. (Screwed in LP smart siding)
Or... for a symmetrical front (I think it's part of the above image's charm), we could put the front door where the living room is, and then the back door could be anywhere in the back, probably preferably near the dining room.
Looking at the finer details now. Walkways need to be at least 3 feet wide to be feel comfortable.
We could make the kitchen 3 feet wide center, with 2 feet counter space on each side. That'd make that 7 feet wide. Then the bedroom being 10 feet wide would leave a 3' gap (20-10-7=3) for the walkway from the kitchen to the living room going by the bedroom, So that should work out...? Not really taking into account the stud and drywall thickness for the divider wall, think I'd install exactly at the center 7 feet away from the wall, maybe 7 feet 2 inches.
I guess it'd be more comfortable if we made the house 22 feet wide, standard width. Feels like we can get away with 20 feet though.
I guess I could make the bedroom slightly less wide as needed. 9' 10" vs 10". I prefer installing everything on center, though, seems like it'd be easier. But... if we did that...
we'd get at least 4 inches less for the walkway...
I guess we should install the kitchen divider wall on center at 6'10" and then bedroom wall at 9'10", so that the walkway between that and the kitchen will be exactly 3 feet. Then kitchen width would be 6'8" and bedroom width would be 9'8".
I think if I were to extend it to add more bedrooms, I'd put the bedrooms on one side of the house and the walkway on the other. Dividing a 20' into half with a 3' walkway in the middle implies 8' bedroom widths. While possible, moving the walkway to one edge allows us to make bedrooms upto 17' long and any arbitrary width. A better idea might be to push the bathroom up against the bedroom, so that there's a ready to make walkway already there against one edge.
Actually, I'd want some kind of gap between the bathroom and bedroom, so maybe put a closet there. Don't want the toilet flushing to be /right/ next to someone's bedroom.
My kitchen would definitely have a black white theming to it. Checkerboard black white kitchen floor, yes.
Just would need to find a 50s style wife to match, lol.
That's some good theming. Dark woods, gold, black, white.