Home Construction can be an exciting adventure. We built the home we are in now 13 years ago. Being young and married with two little ones, we scrimped and saved for five years while living in a mobile home to build what was then our dream home. I still absolutely love it, but life has a way of throwing you a curve ball now and then to change things up.

Our big change involves a move and therefore a new home. I had a certain floor plan in mind and after spending countless hours with a realtor going through houses I just did not love, we decided building was our only option. 

We were able to meet with a architect who has made my floor plan come alive. My two favorite features are a mudroom off the garage to drop coats, shoes and mail to keep clutter at bay and the laundry room which connects to the master bedroom his and her closets making it easy to wash and put clothes away.  I don’t know how many houses we walked through that had laundry rooms off garages. Really! Why in the world would you want to come if from outside with dirty shoes and walk into where all of your clean clothes are, or spend time hauling clothes up and downstairs if bedrooms are on upper levels!

OK well enough about my laundry room rant. Being a food blogger you know the kitchen is going to be important as well. I love my kitchen now and am basically recreating it.

We will finish up paperwork this week and hopefully have a hole in the ground soon. We have pretty tight budget so I will be on the lookout for the best deals around. I will be blogging all of our building adventures here and share with you what you may be missing when it comes to the home!