We have just gotten started on the project which is going to involve turning the back yard into a nice place for the family to be together. It is a slow process, mostly because it is going to be rather expensive and we are going to have to go as fast as our finances allow. The best quote we got on a big back porch was from a place called QNR quality construction and that is what we are going to do first. We have decided to get a screened in back porch, although we are thinking about making it so that later on we can add the sort of windows that would open up really wide. The thought is that we want to make it almost like a greenhouse, so that we can grow herbs in it all year round. Beth has decided to put in a ceiling fan, but also she wants to have big sky lights so that the sun will come in.
When the porch is done we are going to start working on a big patio project. It will start at the driveway and then go all of the way past the back porch. If it is possible we want to put a nice big pond in the design. That would add a lot of complexity to the design and it would be very much a lot more expensive too. That is something which we have to take into consideration. We want to get the project done, but we have so much money and we have to maintain a sane approach to the project. After that we want to create a real garden with a gazebo in the middle of it. That is something that we have not really thought too much about since it is the last part of it.