Carlton Landing House: Floorplans & Furniture

Carlton Landing update: Furniture and floorplans

With our contract signed and the wheels in forward motion to buy our home in Carlton Landing, I’m left with a massive pile of to-do lists and decisions to make. Happy decisions, but decisions nonetheless.

Things like what window coverings to choose (SO MANY WINDOWS), hardware to pick out (bronze? chrome?), furniture choices (sofa shopping again?!). It makes me happy that we aren’t building this thing from the ground up because all that decision making would send me over the edge.

So the biggest things right now include deciding what furniture to acquire and how best to maximize the space to allow for the most people to enjoy it.

Here’s the first floorplan I’ve laid out — 



On the main floor (since there are essentially two front doors) we’re trying to figure out which side to use as the primary door.  I’m envisioning a sofa, a pair of chairs, coffee table, TV cabinet (a vintage dresser maybe?). We could potentially do a sleeper sofa to allow for more people to sleep there, or if we don’t do that, store an air mattress in the enormous walk-in pantry.


Upstairs one bedroom will be the master with a queen sized bed. The other bedroom has room for either a queen or two twins. I think the two twins would be more flexible in the long run, although Simon’s leaning towards doing another queen. The loft will have a daybed.

Got any thoughts for me on the layout? I’d love to hear your opinion!


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  • Sasha

    Really fun to follow your home buying adventure! Carlton Landing is so cute-it seems like it would be an investment in a lifestyle, not just a home. Those of us who can not buy our own little getaway can visit via Pencil Shavings!
    Have you seen those club chairs that pull out to twin sized beds? I have run into some that were surprisingly stylish and not bulky. I know you will knock it out of the park, Thanks for sharing!!

  • Bridget Wall

    At our cabin, we have a sofa bed that doesn’t have a mattress, instead it has an air mattress on top that you plug in to air up. So slick, and way more comfy.

  • jmwillcox

    Trundle under the daybed would add more sleeping. We stayed in a rental at Carlton Landing that actually had twin bunks and a twin bed with a roll out trundle in one of the two bedrooms and there was still plenty of room in the bedroom

  • annie tucker

    i’m so jealous y’all bought a house out there! can’t wait to see it come along!