The moment I have learned about the vacant lot that was generously given to us by my in-laws, I knew what type of house I will build on it. I have a picture of our dream house in my head. I know what rooms to put where and how big it is going to be. I have been sketching the floor plan for sometime and I always end up with the design that I have posted below. I tried tweaking it but the sketch below is always the winner.
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My taste is not very luxurious but more of the minimalist and zen-type. Hence, the design is simple, well-structured and less cluttered. And with that, I want every room to be functional, not a single space wasted and every room in the house is well-used and visited.
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I want 1 bedroom at the ground floor intended for my mom’s use and eventually for us when we grow old. There will be a laundry room as well, a spacious living and dining room and a kitchen with an island as per our daughter’s request. There will be a powder room under the staircase. I don’t want to waste the space under the stairs so putting a slightly sunken powder room is the best to maximize space. Also, the guests doesn’t have to use other bathrooms in the house because this powder room will be accessible just as you enter the main foyer. The only plus in this powder room is the addition of a small area for showers. It is a bathroom in reality but I am calling it a powder room!
The second floor will house the master bedroom with walk-in-closet and a bathroom ensuite. Our bedroom won’t be that big but it should be bright with plenty of windows to accommodate the natural light. I also like our walk-in-closet to be a his and hers kind of WIC. I have plenty of clothes and bags and I suppose it’s only fair to let my hubby own a space of the closet for once. The master bathroom will have a bathtub for relaxation and some serious aromatherapy! My daughter’s bedroom will be beside our room with her own
bathroom and walk-in-closet too. The only thing with my daughter is that, I will leave the rein to her when it comes to the design. She loves the punk-rock-glam-girl kind of design and her color-scheme will border the purple-blue-black-white tones. Three things she wants to see in her room though is the window bench where she can sit and read her books with natural light seeping. She also wants her room with a big floral wallpaper or decal on one side of the room and lastly, her very own bathroom and a tub. The second floor will also overlook the living room downstairs. I want a high-ceiling and a veranda inside to see who’s in the living room.
Lastly, my favorite in the house will be the third floor where the guest/family area will be and our mini-office/art studio. I know it is a bit off to put a mini-office near an entertainment area but it’s not like we will be having a karaoke session every single day there. It’s just nice to have the mini-office and art studio away from the usual place where we will always have company. I would like to be able to draw inspiration there when creativity strikes by peeking outside the third floor’s balcony, overlooking the neighborhood and nearby city skyline.
We will have a small patch left outside to plant nice flowery plants or an extended patio where we can have breakfast, lunch or dinner al fresco.
We am still in the process of splitting the lot and formalizing the title of the property under our name. It is roughly 114 sq.m. total floor area and we expect to construct 90 sq.m. of floor area for the ground and second floor and probably 40 to 60 sq.m. third floor area footage.
I have spoken to my friend’s hubby already for the blue print once we have received the actual size of the lot. For now, I am just in my dream mode, praying and hoping that the right opportunities come to enable us to fulfill our lifelong dream of building our home and coming home for good.