double ovens (wall mounted) nope--but I do have 2 ovens--one is downstairs
large double door refrigerator there are 2--one up one down
granite counters (not marble--I will jack that up) no, but we are installing granite next week
farm sink or under mounted sink coming with the granite!
pull out drawers in cabinets yes! most of them pull out!
-eat in area, perhaps with banquet? no banquet but eat in kitchen
butler's pantry (because they make me feel fancy) I'm turning cabinets into this
island with prep sink and extra storage nope
large pantry (either walk in or with pull outs--I hate stuff getting lost in the far recesses!) nope (but it is a descent size and there are LOTS of cabinets anyway)
-nice size but not giant-no use wasting space yes!
-his and hers closets yes!!
-his and hers bathrooms! (this is my ultimate dream--my grandparents have this and it is awesome) not so much
-in the alternative, large vanity with double sinks and lots of storage YES!!
-jet tub YES!!
-glass door walk in shower with lots of water spouts shower, yes, hotel spouts, not so much
I would love a separate casual den and formal living room, or at least a great room that is large enough for our piano. I am really more concerned about the "flow" of the house--I'm always thinking about hosting parties and where my guests would be. I also want an actual foyer so you are not walking right into a room, but I'm not a fan of 2 story foyers--the whole balcony things scares me--kids like to climb and I'm afraid of heights. Not a good combo.
--we have one giant great room so the piano will go there. I think the party flow will be good, although the kitchen is not connected to the living area. I don't mind this, though. There is a big foyer with no balcony--hooray!
-fenced in yard We are going to have to add a fence
-deck/courtyard we have a patio and a separate deck
-grilling area the grill will go on the patio
-I would love a bonus room/play room area for future kiddos check
-basement/man cave check
-work out area (for our treadmill, weights, etc) I'm converting a storage area for this
-I also want part of the basement to be underground so we can be safe from tornadoes (if you live in a tornado prone area, you understand this obsession--this is probably number on on my list) this was a must so I definitely got it
-PLENTY of storage space--I'm talking closets out the wazoo- HOORAY! CHECK!!
-coat closet by the front door (empty and waiting for guests with coats) YES!
-mudroom-so no guests have to see all of the crap that we bring in daily NOT SO MUCH
-formal dining-I know these are kind of on their way out but I LOVE them and they make me feel fancy. We are always hosting so we would definitely use it! YEP
-at least one bedroom on the same level as the master (so any hypothetical infants would be close by) yes
-powder room near living area but not right in it so you can use it in private YES
-dedicated laundry room-I don't have that now and I really really want one please! YES
Ok well that was pretty spot on! I hadn't seen the list since I wrote it so it was kind of nice to see how we ticked most of the boxes. Truth be told we had already seen the house we bought at that time so maybe I was secretly holding out for it? After being in for a week, we are really enjoying our new house and neighborhood. The organization is coming along and is just as much fun as I thought it would be! It's definitely a work in progress and I'm having to be really calm about all the mess and unfinished projects, but I know everything will get done in due time. Thanks everyone for your congratulations! Pictures to come!!