Update on the new house:
It has been a while since I have posted about what is happening with our new house. There was a lot of going back and forth with the builder and draftsman to get the floor plan right. The floor plan is not perfect, but we are pretty damn happy with it. There have been compromises with some things and that has worked out ok. For example we didn’t get a study, only a study nook (I wanted both), the WIR is smaller than I would have liked as is the ensuite. But seriously, you don’t spend a lot of time in either of those rooms unless like me you hide in the WIR to eat some chocolate without the kids seeing!
But with those compromises came some additions that we love! I have a large kitchen with a great size WIP, we got a theatre and rumpus room, the kids bedrooms are all a excellent size and to make hubby happy we were able to get lots of under house storage. And there are lots of windows to ensure everything is light, bright and airy! Everything was going so well.
We got the quote.
Its more than we expected. A lot more. It is a lot to think about. On one hand I am disappointed because the builder told us from the start that everything we wanted would work with our budget and on the other hand I am not surprised because everyone we talked to said that they would be surprised if the quote came back within our budget. The builder himself said he was surprised by the final figure.
So where do we go from here? We are just going to sit on it a bit and enjoy our upcoming holiday. We will speak to our financial advisors and see what they say. You don’t need a crystal ball though to hear them say “nope its too much”! The only thing I am holding onto at the moment is the last psychic reading I had a few months back. She said to me not to worry about the cost of the build, we can afford it and it will work out.
But how much faith can I put into what a psychic said?