I have a long wish list of things I want to accomplish. On the top of the list are walkways everywhere. To every shed- we had one but got a second as soon as we realized how much equipment babies needed, especially when you live in-town and walk everywhere.., the driveway, sidewalk, both doors. You name it, we need a walkway to it.
Also right up there.. a really great patio. During the warmer months we eat outside every chance we can get. There's just something so relaxing about the fresh air.. until the dogs start their uncontrollable barking at passer-bys.. that's usually when our dinner wraps up.
And of course, we still need front steps. Our initial "temporary" stairs are almost four years old.. time to upgrade.
We've had a pretty good idea of what we wanted done since day one- but Ben and I constantly go back and forth about the details. When it comes to landscaping we differ in two very big ways.. I prefer manicured gardens, Ben likes things a little messy and I love landscapers, Ben insists on doing it himself. Recently I feel like I've been telling lots of clients they have to compromise.. so we'll do the same. It just means we actually have to sit down and hash it out..
But in the meantime I've been working on collecting some visuals for him. The good news is Eliza's first birthday party has been scheduled and our landscaping has to be done by then.. so if Ben's do-it-yourself method is taking too long, we'll call in my landscaper..
Love the change in application, from tight installation to a more looser look..
Frank Shirley Architects from Houzz
Love the more tailored look of the rectangular stone..
Tim Barber LTD Architecture & Interior Design from Houzz
But we'll most likely go with this more natural look..
Huestis Tucker Architects from Houzz
We're hoping to add a little deck in front- would be nice to have a place for some pots.. I like the look of this decking, though we'll have to save the porch for the next house..
Ron Brenner Architects from Houzz