Monday, March 10, 2008

Email, before our next face to face meeting

Here are the thoughts we emailed to Jon and Kandy before our next meeting tomorrow.

1. Make back porch more open, little less timber work (also likely cheaper), perhaps some sort of horizontal wire railing. Both here, on porch off master bedroom, and the sleeping porch.

2. Screen in sleeping porch if not already done. How do we keep water/rain from shooting in here when windy?

3. Windows on back view of main living space need to be different. We think taller and perhaps with small window above or below main windows that could be left open at night without security concerns (tasha).

4. Open up that south east corner with light/windows. Maybe add one additional set of east facing windows in the living room?

5. Separate wall between garage and mudroom/laundry hall. We are still worried about this indoor air quality and leakage from the garage.

6. What do you think about a garage door that opens out the back side of garage as well? This could make access to back yard and granny shack easier and kind of give it an open car port feel if desired.

7. Is there a door off the screen porch on the same side as the entry way? We were thinking this might be a good place for a tiny patio/grill.

8. We really would like to have a murphy bed in the office for a guest bedroom that is first floor accessible for Joe's parents but are starting to think there isn't really enough room in there and perhaps it should just be a dedicated office with desk/bookcases/filing/computer space etc. This may not matter anyway if they move here soon. What do you think?

9. Will you have a new picture of the second floor and basement floor plans for us?

10. If there are any steps to any of the front entry ways we'll need a slight ramp. I think they're all at grade so it may not matter.

11. Rather than the 'L' bracket holding the awnings, could we try an angled piece?

12. Small high operable windows on south face of second floor above lower roof (I think this is the landing)

13. Sidelights on front door.

14. Sink in laundry room next to washer/dryer. Fold out ironing board. closet rod or something to hang clothes on. Laundry chute. (This is Joe, a little focused on laundry details)

15. Do you think there will be enough ventilation to make this single room thickness thing work?

16. There's something about the eastern elevation of the living wing that doesn't work for me (this is Joe now). I'm not sure if it's the stone that's missing. Maybe it's just too plain compared to the rest of it.

17. Anything other than the timber framing? Square stainless tubing?


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