|Meeting with our drafter for one of the last times to finalize the plans.|
|The first floor layout.|
The second floor has some wasted space - the Play Areas, which we had trouble avoiding. Originally, the stairwell was up against the front right corner of the second floor which I really liked as there was a window shelf and only one play/sitting area. However, in March 2017, when we submitted our house plans for review to the building department, they had a laundry list of items to be fixed or clarified and the biggest issue was the fireplace not having a chimney (I can just hear Homer Simpson's "d'oh!" every time I remember that glaring mishap). Adding a chimney forced the entire second floor to shift to the right. In the end, I wasn't disappointment with the upstairs changes as it won't be used as much as the downstairs area.
The house plans were fun to work on but challenging too. We submitted our house plans for a second time in July 2017 and were approved a week later!
SF 1st Floor: 1540
SF 2nd Floor: 654
Total interior sf: 2194
SF Porches: 684
Number of Bedrooms: 3
Number of Bathrooms: 2.5
Duration: August 2016 to June 2017
House Plans with Engineer sign-off: $2767 (includes the garage plans too)
Permit to live in 5th wheel on site: $200
EPL (forms showing house meets minimum energy standards): $225
Impact fee: $0 (our county doesn't have this)