So sorry I've been missing in action from my blog for seriously over a year! How are you all doing? Happy New Year! Time just goes by so incredibly fast when you're swamped with work, 3 kids, and now building a new home!
We decided to build vs. buy a resale home - I'll go into more detail in another blog post as to the pros & cons of building. Here's a funny story as to what happened... We were bored one Sunday afternoon and my husband asks me what I wanted to do with the kids - it was 5:30 - I said - let's go look at the new homes! We weren't in the market to buy, yes we had talked about moving in the past, but being so busy and with the holiday season coming up (this was in the beginning of November 2016), we really should have been focusing on work....but like having a kid, buying a house, especially building a new one - there never is a good time as there's SO much that needs to be done.
So, we went to go look at the home, but Phil didn't get to really see it because he was chasing the boys around. I saw it, loved the model and came home with some new reading material to pour over. I went back on Tuesday for the lot map after reading up on KB Home. They showed me what was available and I did my research. I realized that my first picks were already taken but by Thursday morning, I couldn't remember what was still available so I called them up. They told me what was left and I circled them - oh wait...did they say Lot #33 is available? They did and that was my #1 choice! I told them that I'd be over in 5 minutes...with a check in hand. Phil is looking for me - texting me...and was wondering where I was. Uhmmm...I'm at the housing office? *Seriously bracing myself for whatever's coming my way* For what? Ohhh...I just put a deposit down on the house. Oh awesome...I guess we're moving? was his response. My poor husband. It's gotta be hard being married to me.
Our beautiful dirt lot for our future dream home - currently it looks like a lake with all the rain that we got this week!
So that's how it all started - all the paperwork was signed one week after we first saw the home.
We ended up choosing the largest model at 3907 square feet - it will be perfect for our family for many years to come.
Some upgrades that were a must have on our list:
We converted the den to a 5th bedroom and added a full bath for our parents when they come to visit.
18 foot accordion door along the back wall
9 foot ceilings vs. 8 foot ceilings on the second floor
Anyways, exciting times - I'll be showing you what we upgraded to in the next blog post! I spent well over 30 hours at the Design Studio picking out every last detail!
So, why did we choose KB Home as our builder? We definitely wanted to stay in our school district - our kids have grown up here and we love the teachers. We definitely wanted a new construction home, and frankly, we loved the open floor plan of the home we chose!
Have you built a home from the ground up? I would love to hear your experiences!