Well, we’ve had a few meetings now with Tom who is the architect working with us on this project. So far, we’ve showed him a bunch of our ideabooks and had a few discussions about features of the project, the overall feel and some of our needs and wants. We’ve set a very rough budget although this will probably be firmed up a little more accurately over the next few weeks as we get a better idea of where we’ll focus our funds.
Tom prepared a few concept sketches for our last meeting. At this point, we are mostly looking at layout issues; what room goes next to what room; do we want a linear house or something curved or an L-shape? We don’t have anything completely fixed but rather are just playing around with different ideas. I have a pretty good idea of some of the layout features so it is just a matter of working with Tom to make them come to life. He’s definitely captured a few of them thus far!