Your Forever Home- What would you do differently?

Due to a crazy holiday schedule, I’m sure you all can relate, I let my blog lapse.  Well, during that time, my husband and I went “under contract” for a residential lot- we’re officially building our “forever home”.  Our builder knows I’m a huge Pinterest user and asked  me to make a board just for our new house.  I was excited and a little overwhelmed to go through almost 1,800 pins.  I ended up with 86 Pinterest pins (CLICK HERE to see my board)…. and honestly it’s still growing.

If you were going to buy or build your next forever home, what would you do differently?  I would love to hear your opinions!


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    * Think about storage, and not just your clothing. Kitchen — PANTRY! — basement, even where you’ll keep your linens. Think about what you’ll need now and what you might need in 10-20 years.
    * Seriously consider putting the washer/dryer upstairs and/or close to the bedrooms. Makes life so much easier.
    * Double sinks don’t make life easier if you’re tripping over each other to get to a sink. A little room for navigation goes a long way to avoid hitting one’s spouse when you’re both getting ready.
    * Think about what you both may need to use your computer at home. Do you both need workspace? Or is one office + a small desk or table enough? I know many of us go paperless these days, but you’ll still need a place to keep track of bills and other ongoing projects, and you don’t necessarily want these to pile up in a public area.

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    Cortney Little-Ash

    Thank you Joanna! You are so right, the builder is currently reworking our master closet to have washer and dryers in it. I absolutely agree about the work space. Brian works from home and he is going to be in the den. I’m going to take part of the spare bedroom. Do you have a crafts room?

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