HPG-1855-1 – The King Road
Building our new home was a very interesting and learning process, from laying the dirt foundation to the finale. When the slab was being laid down they started at 5:30 AM and finished at dark that evening.
The manpower and machinery it took was just amazing. We have that on video it’s great. When they started the framing that was exciting to start seeing board by board your house going up, just being able to walk through the rooms with no walls just gave you that excited feeling for the next step.
We had a great framer we were able to make some changes as we went along. We raised the kitchen/ breakfast room ceiling from 9’ to 10’ and our master bedroom we raised the ceiling from 10’ to 11’ and the tray to a vaulted ceiling looks great. We also were able to use the space under the staircase as a closet that worked out great. We also changed the ½ bath in the hallway by the garage to a very nice walk in pantry. Going from an original House Plan Gallery plan we were able to make these minor modifications that suited us and we are grateful.
One of the best parts for me was being able to bring my grandkids to see the house as it was being built and watching their excitement, they wanted to help in whatever they could do from cleaning up the area around the house to cleaning inside and they loved it. It made them feel they were a small part in building Granny’s House.
They truly did work hard. Our home has enriched our lives for ourselves and our family. My brother built his new home 2 years ago which sits behind our property it has giving us both a closeness for family and its been great.
I have saved the best for last! My mother lived with us. We took care of her. She was 75 years old and had Alzheimer’s. We told her we were building her a new home she would get real excited when we would come by as they were building we came by often she never forgot this was her new home she would say as soon as we get there, “that’s my new house” I would just laugh and say yes it is!
When we finally got to move in she was just in “awe” of everything and my brother got to spend a lot more time with her and share her excitement which only brought the family bond even closer.
My mother was a very shy person she only wanted to stay at home.We moved in June 2009 and she passed away December 2009. Our home gave her a sense of wellbeing and calmness, a place for her family to come and visit anytime day or night.
For us time was not a factor. She passed away in her room which she loved on December 17, 2009. Our home means so much more to me that we were able to give her that time of happiness.
We want to thank you for the house plan to build our home that has made it better for us and our family, especially my mom.
Randall and Connie B.