Thursday, January 29, 2015

Our Lot

Our, almost half-acre, lot is in a cul-de-sac.  Ryan homes will be landscaping the front and will also being laying sod for everything else (that's a lot of sod).  There are only homes on our sides.  The area behind us is designated green space (no one can build there).

There is curb and gutter for the street in front and sidewalk.  Our garage is a side entry, so our driveway will be nice sized and arranged nicely to add a basketball hoop.

We are a part of a Home Owner's Association (HOA) which does limit some of the things we can do, such as add a shed.  But we still have a lot of space.

Once I get a copy of the plot plan, I will post it here.


9 comments:

  1. Don't discount the shed yet. You may be able to have this "grand-father'ed" in. But do it as soon as you move in. I think fencing is supposed to be a "no no" in our community but we see a few as we drive through. Our SR made a comment to put certain things you want in right away before there are rules set in place. Also, not sure if you have a walk-out basement. We do with our Ravenna & we are talking about putting a shed under the deck but at the walk out basement level. We plan to build a deck but also a paver patio that comes out from the finished basement. We may use some of that space to build a shed.

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  2. I saw a really nice shed that was attached to the house on a blog I was reading somewhere. If I find it, I'll post it.
    They hired an Amish contractor to build a shed, using the siding from the house. It looks like another bump out and not an addition.

    No walk out; we are on flat land. A deck is on the wish list. We may add next tax season.

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    1. I saw that shed too :) Looked great but we have a walk-out basement so it won't work for us plus we got the extra morning windows (I don't think those people did because it looked flush up to the side of the morning room).

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    2. Hi, Nick. I have been following a host of RH blogs, including yours, as my family and I are also building the 'Rome' model with Ryan Homes. It's quite insightful and informative to learn of others' experiences of building a new construction home, so my husband and I appreciate bloggers like you that share your progress! In any event, I had to interrupt this conversation, as I was actually just viewing the blogger's website that shared how he built an attached shed to his home. DWtimes2, I hope you don't mind me sharing, but Nick, in case you had a difficult time finding the blog, here it is: http://dwtimes2.blogspot.com/p/attaching-shed-to-your-home.html. I think this was an awesome idea and I wish you luck in achieving this project.

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    3. I read that blog. In fact, that is what inspired me to want to add an attached shed. If the company was closer, I would definitively use them.

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  3. I'm thinking we might add it on the side of the house next to the garage, We don't have any windows on the first floor on that side. We didn't add the optional window to the first floor bedroom and the full bath doesn't include a window.

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  4. I wish the plans we were showed had this much detail. I didnt get to see nothing like this, I even asked, they told me they didn't have them yet. This would have been so helpful.

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  5. It may take a little time. It depends on how busy the engineer that is making the plot plans. Also, plot plans can vary in detail, but all should include grading for the site and where the house sits on the lot. I hope you get yours soon.

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  6. Hi Nick! Welcome to the Ryan Homes blog community. Would love for you to follow me and I will do the same for you. I'm starting to realize it helps to have fellow RH buyers around to share ideas with and ask questions to.

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