Feedback on our plans...
I can't figure out how to upload multiple image files here, so I put them on my blog and will put a link at the end of the post. Our house will face East or Southeast, and will be on a heavily wooded lot in Minnesota (yes, light is an issue). We've got three kids who are heading into their teen years.
We are going for a very simple rectangular shape both for initial building cost and because it'll be easier to heat and cool (Minnesota's temperatures range 100+ degrees from summer to winter). I think we need to enlarge the mudroom and maybe move the powder room to come off the foyer-- I don't want guests to have to go through the kitchen.
We'd love to add a screened porch, but can't figure out where to put it so that it's easily accessible to the house, but doesn't block too much light.
Thanks for any help!
Here is a link that might be useful: Current house plans