Advice please, oh wise ones!
Yes, yet another "please help with my plan" post. I know, so banal. But regardless, it would be very much appreciated! :)
about my little family:
This will be our first home (due to my training which caused us to move fairly often, but now finished and plan to stay put)
We hope this will be the home where we raise our family (so we plan to stay for 25-30 years)
We are currently a family of three (husband and I are 32 and 31), with an almost two year old son and plans for another one or two children
Want 4 bedrooms and hopefully around 3700-3800 sq ft
I have expensive taste and want tons of architectural detail (much to hubby's chagrin)
We just made a huge move across a few states back to our home town and have moved into an expensive apartment that has been a nightmare; cannot wait to move!
I do feel we are at a distinct disadvantage having only lived in apartments thus far, and we still want to make sure we get this house right. As above, we plan to be here for a very long time.
We have been working with an architect on our plans for the past couple months and like the direction we are heading, but know it is not quite perfect.
My concerns with the current plan:
Not enough kitchen cabinet space and no pantry
Will it be weird to have the covered patio have walls on three sides?
Is the garage set too far back?
Wasted hall space?
note: We are doing the 13 ft ceiling in the great room, but likely not the kitchen and will put bedrooms above.
That is all that I can think of at the moment. Let's hope I can get our plan attached. And thank you thank you for any advice.