I don’t know about you, but we spend very little time in our bedroom(s). To some people, their bedroom is a peaceful oasis where they love to be, but for us it’s just a place where we keep our clothes and go to sleep. We’re cool with giving the bedrooms the least square footage, and this is an area of the house where we could potentially save some money by sticking to simple finishes. The rooms need to look like they belong in the same house as the “more important” rooms, but can overall be simple and practical.
However, the overall theme of “more storage, please!”–that you may have noticed if you’ve been reading all these “dream house wish-list” posts–extends to the upstairs of the house as well. We want decent closets in every bedroom, linen closets/built-ins in the hallway, etc.
Here’s what we sent the architect…
- Four bedrooms, including the main-floor study/guest room
- Cozy, private spaces
- Do not need to be large, but should have enough space to store clothing, etc.
- Nice natural light that makes you want to wake in the morning
- We’d like additional storage in transition spaces for things like linens, towels, toiletries, etc. Could be in bathroom or in a hallway
- Two full bathrooms, one on main floor and one upstairs
- Main floor bath should be positioned for relative privacy, but easily accessed from main living spaces
- Main floor bath should have a shower, but can be small.
- Upstairs bath will be shared by the whole family. Needs a tub and shower or a tub/shower combo and needs plenty of storage (bath toys, towels, cleaning supplies, toiletries).
Last but not least, here is a floor plan of a house we really like. It’s bigger than we want and has a couple things we don’t need, such as the master suite, but overall it uses space really nicely and has a great flow to it. To see more about this house, check out the Rebecca Leland house.
That concludes this “wish list” series! The architect got back to us today with a list of questions after reading the PDF we sent her, and we’re slotted to meet with her next week. It’s so exciting that we might have a floorpan in hand to review before too long! Feels like a major sep forward.