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Posted to BigOakBuilderTX by George in Wharton, TX on 7/20/2007

We are excited. We finally decided on a home designer after interviewing four. It's surprising how different each one was. All had good qualities and bad. We decided on the one that was the most expensive (that's his only downside). The thinking is that a few thousand more would outweigh the other issues we had such as second-guessing ourselves. This house is intended to be with us the rest of our lives and because of the building envelope (trees and views) which will restrict the depth of the house, we need a design that is carefully thought out. With this designer, we will not be wondering if the house could have been better halfway through the build.  We have very little concept of house design so we reached up higher than our conservative sensibilities would have liked. All I can tell myself is that there will be many other opportunities to save money with this project. The first meeting next week we will talk about how the rooms will flow as you go through the house.  

Down the road, when we get our first set of plans we will hire an interior designer who was recommended by friends to help iron out any issues the house designer doesn't catch. I thought this was a good idea, because we are trying to eliminate any lasting mistakes that we'll have to live with after the build. More money up front, less problems the next 40 years. It's a no-brainer.

Here are some pics of piddling on the property :) 

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Posted to BigOakBuilderTX by George in Wharton, TX on 4/19/2007

Bob likes tools. 

Bob likes fixing things with his tools.  

Sam is the only one that can see Bob.  

Sam is three years old. 

It is somewhat disturbing that my child sees someone that I cannot. So I calm myself with humor and following the principles of The Owner-Builder Book, we call ourselves Big Oak Builders or BOB for short. And with the future in mind, the business cards are printed in hopes of contractor prices when the purchases begin. The land has been purchased and a quarter mile of road laid. A dream home notebook has begun and our first interview with a home designer is in two weeks.

From what I've read and heard, I am certain that we have no idea what we are getting into. Sounds like fun.  

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