I have realized that I haven’t followed up on a previous post with regards to our home search.
Well we were fortunate to have the owner of one house we had our eye on come back and agree to our offer with a minor counter offer. We accepted and moved in last July. The house is amazing. It is exactly what we wanted less the finished basement. So the past 6-9 months has been trying to find a builder and to firm up the layout of the basement. We hope it will include a social area, a guest bedroom, guest bath and then also have a room for my recording studio. In addition, we saw a simple theater room at a Parade house this winter so we are hoping to have something similar for enjoying movies and football games. My main struggle is that I want to maximize the use of the windows, however the layout seems to be driving me to centering the guest room and the studio around the windows.
I have had quite a few builders quote some concepts. I am awaiting one more and hope that will be the final decision. This extra space will allow us to have my inlaws, sister and her family as well as friends stay over comfortably while giving us some additional room for the boys during the cold winter months. Plus, if we don’t put it to use, I fear it will just fill up with miscellaneous stuff.
All in all, life is good…just trying to make sure we don’t fall into the trap of too much stuff!