Now that the roof is covering up most of the interior spaces in our home, I feel good that weather especially rain won’t affect the inside of our home. No one wants to imagine his or her home being filled with a heavy rains!
One thing we’ve been really pleased with is how clean and safe the interior of our home’s construction has been all throughout the building process so far. We both feel safe when we visit and we appreciate not seeing trash, soda cans, or whatever else lying all around.
Also, I’m also really glad we added a third window in the great room for some added sunlight. Our last home was one of those duplex plans on a golf course and it had a two-story great room with tons of windows. I have always liked house plans with open floor plans and many windows. So, adding an extra window was something I really wanted. I also really like house plans with vaulted ceilings. Adding a vaulted ceiling along with additional windows creates an open feeling unlike any other. That extra space and added sunlight create a calming atmosphere.
We’re also getting excited picturing how we’ll design our backyard. We chose not to have the builder complete the patio on the back. This isn’t because we thought they wouldn’t do a good job, but we weren’t really sure what we wanted it to look like, or how big we wanted it to be. I’ve been looking at patio and deck company websites trying to get some ideas, especially with our sloping lot. And, whenever I see a lot with a similar grade and it has an attractive patio or deck I take a picture. So, once we are a bit further along we can ask some companies to meet us there and get a feel for what would be best for us.
I’d love to see some ideas for a sloping yard that includes a patio rather than a deck. I think once we see the perfect idea, the patio idea will be set!