Home is Homemade
I heard a phrase a long time ago that has stuck with me over the years. It’s very simple but effective and basically says that is “Home is homemade.” What I interpret that to mean is that home is a reflection of however much of our heart and soul we want to put into it. We’ve all been in homes where love is spoken and the home is well cared for. And we’ve also been in homes where there is neglect and disregard for home or anyone in it. Homemade means anything made by yourself, and if you’re going to take time to make something, you’ll do it with love. That includes making a home.
I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about our future home and realize how fortunate we are that we can do this. Not everyone can design their own home. As I said in an earlier blog post, I want this cabin to be filled with loving hand-made items that showcase artistry and craftsmanship. This little mountain home won’t be grand or showy. It’s going to be just big enough to meet our needs, and everything in it will be carefully selected for its aesthetics and functionality.
I’m currently on my fourth floor plan, and think I’ve finally got it figured out. I was telling Andy that designing a home is like doing a puzzle with no pieces. There are lots of parameters that have to be met, and the biggest challenge is making them all work! Our goal is to have everything on the main level with an unfinished basement. We want it to be less that 2000 square feet, and right now we are sitting at 1629 square feet! There’s no wasted or dead space, and every inch of the floor plan has been well thought out and planned to maximize space. The next step will be all the elevations…it’s very exciting!
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