You might remember our original house plans from an earlier post. If not, here is the picture.Well, we have had an alternate plan that we haven't shown until last week. There are a few differences: We parked cars in our driveway, the storm shelter has moved from a basement to the mudroom slab (plans are from FEMA), and I rearranged the porch. But the main difference is something we had to keep silent to keep our secret.
A week ago, Ethan and I surprised our families with the announcement that we are expecting a baby in mid November! Next week I will be starting my sixth month of pregnancy. :)
In our original drawing plans, we had two bedrooms and an office. When we made these plans, we knew we were expecting, but we had decided we could make two bedrooms work. We could use the office for a bedroom for awhile if we needed and then eventually add another room in the storage area down the road. Ethan pondered the design for awhile and decided that it would be better to just relinquish some of the storage area and make the extra room right now.
I agreed with him. It will cost just a bit more now, but it will save a lot in remodeling. Also, it will be nice to know all of the areas that could have a little one sleeping will have a window in case of a fire.
As for the office, it was taken out and the furniture was scattered around the house. One desk will be in the living room and the other in the dining room. The bookcases will be against the hallway walls. I played with the design and furniture awhile on floorplanner.com (where you can scale all of your furniture to size and pick colors), and we found a set up that would work out.
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