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feedback on new build please

posted by: miriamcb on 01.03.2014 at 02:41 pm in Building a Home Forum

I would really appreciate input on our new build house plans.
It's a 50'x110' lot.
Our priorities:
*We're a young couple. We're not having kids but are keeping resale in mind
*We live in Calgary. Cold climate, we like to take advantage of the sun. We're trying to mazimize sun exposure. Backyard faces west, front of house faces east.
*we've created an "L" in order to give us an attached garage and maximise our west and south exposure
*Our neighbourhood recently flooded and so we're building the main floor 6' off the ground and won't be developing the basement (other than placing the mechanical room down there)
*we love to entertain. When it's just the two of us we'll spend most of our time cooking and eating in the kitchen at the island
*attached to the kitchen through a 15" bifold door is a covered outdoor space/sunroom. We will close it off with a glass garage door and install suspended electrical heat lamps. We hope to be able to use it Spring-summer-fall.
Please provide any feedabck you have.
Thanks very much everyone.

This post was edited by miriamcb on Fri, Jan 3, 14 at 14:47

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advice on kitchen layout please

posted by: miriamcb on 01.03.2014 at 11:29 pm in Kitchens Forum

I would really appreciate input on our new build house plans. I've posted the entire house in the Remodeling forum, and am posting the kitchen here with surrounding rooms.
Our priorities:
*we love to entertain. When it's just the two of us we'll spend most of our time cooking and eating in the kitchen at the island. DH tends to do most of the cooking. I'm the sous-chef and dishwasher.
*We live in Calgary. Cold climate, we'd like to take advantage of the sun. We're trying to mazimize sun exposure. Backyard faces west, front of house faces east.
*we've created an "L" in order to give us an attached garage and maximise our west and south exposure
*attached to the kitchen through a 15" bifold door is a covered outdoor space/sunroom. We will close it off with a glass garage door and install suspended electrical heat lamps. We hope to be able to use it spring-summer-fall.
Please provide any feedback you have.
Thanks very much everyone.

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