I have been wanting to do a post about my new house since I moved in a year ago! I have been so excited to share my other passion with you. My husband and I have now built 4 homes ourselves in the first 10 years of our marriage! We make a great team…most of the time. He does the dirty work, and I get to design, organize, budget, and tell people what to do. My husband, Shawn was raised by a builder, and I have my interior design degree, so we cannot help but do it all ourselves! It’s the perfect role for both of us. And as you can tell, he truly let’s me do ALL of the designing, which makes it extra fun!
Shawn is one of the most handy people on the planet, I swear he can do anything! He used to build almost the entire house from the framing, concrete, roof, finish, flooring, and landscaping. This time around, I knew we couldn’t do as much since we are both so busy. He still did a ton though! He did all of the custom finish work, concrete, tile, flooring, and all the odds and ends here and there. It’s so fulfilling to move into a house and know that you put your blood, sweat, and tears into it!
I never thought in a million years I’d be lucky enough to be in my dream home before I turned 30! It’s taken a lot of hard work, but it has been so worth it! I had a hand in every inch of this home from the floor plan to every last detail that was put into it. We didn’t have an endless budget by all means, but I feel this is proof that you can still do what you love and make things beautiful without spending a fortune. I hope you enjoy a little peak into the great room area of our home. I’ll be sure to post more in the future. I cannot wait to share my master bedroom and bath soon because it is one of my favorite parts of the entire house.