Things that our architects now know about us that our friends and family may not:
1. Closets need to have doors so that Things don't sneak out and get you in the middle of the night.
2. I don't like shower-only bathrooms because there is no place to rest my foot while I shave my leg(s).
3. Tai thinks the TV plays a bigger role in the living room than I do.
4. We believe in doors for bedrooms and bathrooms. As Kenner put it, "Sometimes in architecture, we have to talk about how you make noise when you have sex and going to the bathroom means making stinky smells." Well said.
5. The only space in my grandparents' house where my family and our out-sized personalities fit during the holidays is their large front room with a double-height ceiling. Many years of those memories are why I was thrilled when Kenner and Matt mentioned it might be possible to get a double-height space into our floor plan.
6. Master bedrooms are for sleeping. Not lounging, not entertaining, not doing laundry, not lazing about. We don't need a couch to fit in our master bedroom, and our bedroom is not a social space.
7. We prefer a wood-burning fireplace to a gas one.
8. I crave natural light so much that I will get out of bed after lights out at night and open our curtains so the morning light can come in.
9. We include the kitchen in our entertaining space.
10. I aspire to be a doddering old lady with a garden.