We had a builder, now we need a plan! We had a general idea of what we wanted out of our home. On my list of “must have’s”. a laundry room with a window, a large pantry and a big island in the kitchen where my kids could sit and do homework. On my husband’s list was a finished basement, nice outdoor space and a large garage. Pretty typical stuff! We also wanted each boy to have his own room and a guest room in the basement. I was leaning towards a craftsman style, my husband wanted a more traditional brick home. We met often with our builder, who worked closely with an architect. The end result, a dream home that had everything we wanted and more (I somehow got 2 windows in my laundry room)!! The exterior is brick and stone, and certainly has touches of craftsman.