After spending a weekend reviewing the third and fourth set of drawings that Adam gave us last week, we've come to the conclusion that we like all of the bedrooms on the second floor. I'm glad we gave the bedrooms upstairs a chance, we really liked the plan Adam presented us.
Right now, the first and second floor total just a hair over 1800 sq. ft. The first floor features a great living/dining area, a kitchen with an island, two closets, a half bath, and a mud/laundry room that accesses the two car garage. On the second floor, two bedrooms share a full bath, and the master suite includes a walk-in closet and private bath. I think these plans nailed down what we're looking for.
The plans are almost there, I can feel it. I think we'll move the master suite around a little and add some more closet space on the first floor, but other than that, I think we'll have the floor plan.
Steph and I are already thinking about our options for the exterior of the house. We like board and batten siding, but too much of that can look like a cabin. We like regular horizontal siding, but again, too much of that can look too traditional. And we like stone, but too much of that can be expensive. We've got some ideas, but we'll have to see how it turns out.
We may have to revisit our "hopes and dreams" folder and pick out the things we like best.