Plans get a life of their own!
Evolution of a plan
The tornado and hail storm Nov. 10, 2002, did quite a job on our roof, vinyl, and trees. The yard was completely torn up. Uprooted trees everywhere. Lots of repair trucks and stacked timber have added to the mess. Now would be a good time to do those construction and yard renovation jobs we had dreamed of! Or so we thought.
Additional Goals (Thought of after construction started):
I had to sacrifice my last remaining tree in the back yard so we could add a 3 car garage, offset off the end of the house. To tie it into the existing house without cutting a new door and adding traffic through the middle of the den, we decided to add a sunroom off the current back door and an entry hall for doors to the outside (front and back) and a garage door. It's not a bad plan!
The landscaping plan at the right shows the existing house in pink. New sections are labeled in red. The office space is in the second floor over the garage.
The landscaping plan is from Southern Living Magazine. Cool, but very expensive to actually do! So many bushes!! We won't be doing all of it.
This plan also shows a wheelchair ramp off the deck We will not be building the ramp at this time. I just wanted to see where one could go and plan for that, for the future.
The Plan meets the goals above pretty well except the "barracks" part. Notice that none of the goals included a dollar amount! Whoops!!! Ah well.