Entry way space and flow. We get traffic jams in our entry way when there's just 2 of us coming through the door. I want an entry with long runner rug drawing you to walk more than one step in the door. We also have tiny, jam-packed coat closet spaces by our doors and don't care for separate garage and main entry ways.
|After: entry way|
|After: dining room|
|Project going on in "after" living room.|
|Before house front, after installing the landscaping|
Quieter. We're less than a block away from 2 very busy city streets, with tons of buses running daily. We have a few commercial grade heating and cooling systems within a block that hum like jets. We are within 10 blocks of 2 helicopter pads that are relatively active. Downtown just isn't a quite place to be. Washing the car in the driveway on a quiet Sunday morning is anything but quiet, even though there are no buses or people around at that time.
Now, the question is, can we do all that without adding much for square feet (because that would be more to clean and maintain), keeping features that we have and love, and in a place that's managable for getting to/from work and an acceptable school for Noah?? I'll let you know if, when, what we find!