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We just bought a lot!!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Fubeca, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. Fubeca

    Fubeca 1/2 ton status

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    Well the realtor just called and we got our lot. It is 1.009 acres and about 50 minutes from downtown Minneapolis where I will be working. I'm pretty stoked now I have to get started drawing up some plans! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    What are some "must have" items for the new house?
     
  2. kennyw

    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

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    What are some "must have" items for the new house?

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    Mosquito nets for the first year you are there /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif After that you will become immune to their bite. Which direction from Minneapolis? I'm up in Zimmerman when I am home (once in a blue moon or so). To be within 50 minutes of downtown Minneapolis you would be living less than 25 miles away?
     
  3. Fubeca

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    It is in Wisconsin, about 15 miles from Hudson. I drove to my future office last monday morning and it took exactly 47 minutes. In my price range it was about the closest I could get. Plus I like the larger lot size.
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    congrats /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. Fubeca

    Fubeca 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks, I'm pretty excited -- we've been waiting for 5 years for this.

    It's nothing to look at but the house should be fun to build. I'm doing most of the work myself.

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    must haves:
    BIG kitchen with an island... you WONT be sorry and it will seriously improve resale.

    formal dining area ... can take it or leave it, but they are cool and improve resale

    Office - resale and practical

    one bedroom more than the number of people that live in the house.

    Entertainment room - for watching movies

    Entertainment room #2 - for gathering with friends...

    big-garage - even if you build a shop a big garage is nice for lawn mowers, wheel-barrows and still have plenty of room for a couple cars/trucks

    RV parking

    Shop - 24' x 36' shop with at least one "RV" door (extra tall garage door)

    Good-size master bathroom.

    dont forget to have your house wired for "ethernet"... or "wired for the internet" as most people dont know what "ethernet" is.

    Central air conditioning

    Bay windows, french doors, hardwood and tile floors, rounded corners ... all improve resale dramatically.
     
  7. kennyw

    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

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    What route do you plan to drive to work? I lived about 30 miles east of Hudson and drove 70 miles in to Shoreview (Northern St.Paul Suburb) for a while and it took 1.5 hours going in on I-94 up I-694 and crossing I-35E. I-94 at I-694 is a moderate bottleneck but I-694 at I-35E is one of the worst. Sometimes it can take 45 minutes to an hour to get thru it. Just depends on what time you have to drive thru.

    Sounds like a good location to live though. WI is a little cheaper on licensing, lower taxes and just a friendlier place /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Nice! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    here is my new house
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    Congratulations! Are you gonna build a shop?
     
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    Yeah, I'm kind of building a shop. We are on a pretty tight budget so it may be kind of small for some but it sure beats what I've been working out of for the last few years.
    Here is a very rough sketch of a plan we might use:

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    The front bedrooms will be bigger and the kitchen a little wider with a wide counter to eat breakfast at.
    The smaller garage will be my shop for now.

    I will be taking 1-94 right in to downtown Minneapolis then take the 5th st. exit I think. If I leave early enough I can average about 60 mph the whole way.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    What are some "must have" items for the new house?

    [/ QUOTE ] A huge 4 or 5 car garage with a high roof, and atleast one very tall double car door, so you'll have plenty of room to work on the toys !!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif (Garage and shop all in one)
     
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    A NICE JACCUZI TUB! dont know if the spelling is right /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Congrats Mark!!

    From your new place, you'd just need to take a boat ride down the Mississipp' to get to my house. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Figure out a way to make your single car garage have a very high roof. Then make sure you get atleast an 8 ft tall garage door.

    I have an 8 ft door, and I have 12 ft to the bottom of the rafters. It is enough to put a lift in, if I ever win that damn lottery. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

    I think you can take that end garage and make it a lot taller with out distracting from the rest of the house.
     
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    screw 8ft doors, get at least 10ft. if my yukon was at all lifted, im not sure i could get it in the garage /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    You are right a 10 ft door would be better, but I think it would distract from the house.

    Unless you put the door in the back of the house. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

    There are a couple of houses in my neighborhood that have drive through garages. Not sure how practicle they are, but I can see how that they would be convienant at times.
     
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    Ceiling fans are something I wished I had in all my rooms.
     
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    like i told BEAST383, if there is a ABC SUPPLY near your lot, i can hook you up on the roofing.it doesn't have to be real close. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     

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