Somedays it seems that I don't get anything productive done, but my sketch book proves this isn't the case! I spend so much time scribbling and planning. My latest dilemma is 'to build or not to build'.
I have a very specific idea of the house I want to construct, but as I have NO woodworking skills, and even less tools, I wonder if I'd be better off buying a kit and 'kit bashing'.
Daviot House will be a venacular Scots building from the mid 17th century - lots of stonework and whitewash, and quite asymmetrical. As you can imagine, it is really hard to find a kit that satisfies - most are symmetrical and Georgian/Victorian. I've found one kit, the Manse house from DollsHouse Concept, that I am contemplating, but it involves building a stair tower and entrance way. It also seems a bit small.
Also, I'm having problems with the layout. The rooms I want in the house are:
The hall will double up as a dining area, as the house does not belong to the super wealthy, but a good family of modest means. The main problem I find with kit houses is that the kitchen has to go on the ground floor, which is completely inauthentic. I want the still room, linen closet and kitchen to be at the back of the house, behind the parlour and hall. So I'll have to do a lot of kit bashing!
So far, then, I'll just have to keep scribbling plans in my sketch book until I make up my mind!