NEW HOMES: Is it just me??

okay ladies....


I'm having a difficult time with the new homes... I feel like it lacks the character, charm, comfort and coziness feeling that I'm looking for. And to be quite honest, I don't think I'm the "open floor plan" type of gal. {Yikes} And it seems to me that all the new homes only offer open floor plans.


I want a dinning room. I want the rooms to be a little more sectioned off and it seems to me that the older houses offer just that. Ramon and I really wanted a "newer" home but I think we may have to reevaluate our wants. Which means we have to change up our style of looking COMPLETELY! Goodness, finding a home is definitely a roller-coaster!


Does anyone else feel like this or am I the only crazy gal out there?

Posted on January 8, 2011 at 8:48 am
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jess143
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I think your crazy girl! I loove open floor plans. But your right the newer homes are open floor plans.

Posted on January 8, 2011 at 9:31 am
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Nope!!!  You are not crazy at all!!  I love older homes.  I grew up in a house built in the 60s.  It has a formal dining room, a seperate living and family room, and the seperate "rooms" you are talking about.  My DH and I looked at lots of new construction and we didn't like it.  I hated the low quality of the materials and the lack of charm.  I hated the barren feel of the subs, etc.  I realize not all new developement is like this, but that was our experience.


Just keep looking and don't give up.  We ended up with a home that perfectly fit the bill (built in '86).  This is a good step because you realize what you are looking for!


 

Posted on January 8, 2011 at 1:01 pm
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Let's switch then....where I am looking is all older homes and they don't have the open floor plan I am looking for!! Haha...we would have to move about 40 minutes south to get an open floor plan and a newer home.

Posted on January 9, 2011 at 5:12 am
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Yep. Many newer constructions def have that open floor plan you're talking about bc that's what's the "in" thing now. Most layouts like you're describing tend to be older homes bc that was the norm then...  separate formal dining room, possibly large, dark trim, lots of character and detail, smaller separate kitchen bc it was mainly used just as a work space. Many of the newer homes in our area are built by a few specific builders who buy whole subdivisions and put up a certain style, layout etc. many times "cookie cutter looking", lower grade (but not necessarily poor) quality materials. It's all a matter of preference and style I think, but yes, many new construction homes seem to lack the charm of older or more historic homes.

Posted on January 9, 2011 at 11:27 am
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I kinda know what you mean about not liking newer houses. I love open floorplans. However, it seems that around here, you get less space for more money with newly built homes. And the newly built homes around here are generally built by Dan Ryan, Ryan, Barron Homes etc, so the quality is just not that great! We thought we wanted a newer home, but have now completely changed what we are looking for!


I agree about house hunting be a roller coaster. Pretty frustrating, don't you think?! Good luck :)

Posted on January 10, 2011 at 1:45 am
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We have an open floor plan and I hate it! lol!  I grew up in a custom home that had a private dining room, living rooms, etc. so it takes some getting used to.  I know some people really like it, and I thought I would until I moved in.  Definitely look around to find exactly what you want.  I know my next home will be "cozy"... don't get me wrong though it is nice to have a home! =)  Good luck!

Posted on January 10, 2011 at 2:41 am
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I definitely love the charm and character of older homes - the moldings and things like that.  But I like the open floor plans and just the overall added space that you get from new construction (like bigger closets).  In the end, I figure its probably easier to add charm to your home and make it cozy, than to add space. 

Posted on January 11, 2011 at 3:21 am
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we are on the flipside of you....


we want a newer home with the open floor plan......our problem there are few in our area. Our area has big old beautiful homes (which i love) but don't want to work on each and every weekend. We are both more into a turn key


Maybe we should just switch locations lol :)

Posted on January 24, 2011 at 1:33 am

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