David and I have spent a couple of weeks in our new timber frame home. What still doesn’t cease to amaze us is the space (of course, we were living in a very small space before). This 1700 square feet just seems so much larger than we anticipated.
We were concerned that there might not be enough storage space and space for our “stuff” (and all who know us know that “stuff” has been our middle name for years). Instead, we are finding that we don’t even begin to fill the space.
David built a really wonderful bench in the mudroom. It consists of an old wooden box (used by a soldier at some point) for storage and seating with a great old door as the backrest, with hooks to be added for hanging up your coat/hat. It just has charm and feels like it has always been there in the house that feels that its always been there.
The distressed floors, the concrete countertops, and the re-purposed glass at the loft are getting lots of comments…after the timber frame, of course.
We started a list of things we would change. To date we don’t have any items that we would have changed in designing and building our new timber frame home. I’m sure there will be some things as we settle in, but right now we are in the “honeymoon” stage and love every nook and cranny.
Stay in touch as we get settled in.