So below I share with you our "map" of how we see our Ravenna in the future. A little child like I agree (neither one of us claim to be any sort of artist), but it is just a doodle that we keep adding to and changing as we see ideas, opportunities or thoughts that come to mind.
We would love to put in a curvy paver walkway in the front of our house with some nice landscaping beds that wrap around all sides of the house complete with a big tree at the front corner of the house and in the back left corner of the house where the morning room meets the back wall of the office. I would love a curvy paver patio that extends from one side of our house to the other side of the morning room and some complimentary stone walls that hug the edges of the patio for people to sit on, set some pretty planters on, house our grill and also provide some additional privacy. Big dreams would possibly put a beautiful wood pergola extending from the morning room over the section of patio to provide some shade from the sun. Then of course our back yard with the addition of some trees, our shed, and the kids swing set or "playground" as we call it.
Once we finish the basement we see an enclosed work shop area for my husband (where the water heater is), a full bathroom complete with a whirlpool tub (we had all the rough ins installed to do a full bath in the future), a living room area (the main finished section where the egress is located, a bar or game table type area (where the morning room is), a closet, a storage area (in the unused section behind where the bathroom is), and double doors opening to a guest bedroom/media room. Our original thought was down the road it could be made into a space that our parents could live in if their health started to fail and they needed to move in with us. In the mean time we would use it as a place where our out of town friends and family could stay and feel comfortable having their own space and where we could also just hang out and enjoy some extra entertaining space. Anyways....for the moment its all a dream with the hopes that someday we'll eventually complete these projects and add some living space and benefits to our already wonderful home!!
Until next blog....keep dreaming big!!