clean lines, lighting from ceiling, separate tub, tiled walls, clean counters, wood panelled ceiling, nothing to really reck! What do you think? Is this too modern? I have a supplier that offers LED lighting in warm white....these are great because they last 100,000 hours and save 78% on power usage!
what did you think of this style of bathroom, more hotel like to minimize anything getting wrecked. Please comment for main bathroom for guests.
Like the wide stairs. I know the overall style is not "it" though.
like the large double doors and window above them. The one area I don't want to skimp on is the main entrance that opens to outdoor enter. area
either fireplace or firepit of some description is essential. Also need a place to store and stack firewood close as possible to it. Ideally it would be shielded from rain and snow to keep dry and ready to use anytime. Don't forget storing firewood is always a "dirty " area with bits of wood, bark and bugs.
Wow....but overkill for a guest house
this pond with waterfall reminded me of an idea I thought I'd run by you. The steep bank at the back of the lot would be perfect for a pondless waterfall. I'd love to build it if you could fit it in to the outdoor area somehow. I would have it switched with a 30 min timer max and just run it when outside to enjoy it. A couple of hours a week operating costs would justify a monster gph pump. I wouldn't suggest this except the bank is perfect for a simple install with little or no changes in lot levels.
An outdoor kitchen would be nice if we did it in economy mode. i don't want to spend over $5000 on a nice BBQ. I would like to buy a $500 one that I could easily replace in 4-5 years without the pain of replacing a built in. Maybe it could sit at the end of a weatherproof countertop that has a sink in it with a few storage cupboards underneath. Also a standard size hole for an economy (Costco?) type of minifridge with a see through door. Economy so when it is time to repair it for $200 travelling time to diagnose the problem and another $200 when they come back with the parts to fix it, plus the cost of the repair itself, I can take it to the dump instead and get a new one for less than the cost of repairs.
I just want to mention that the BBQ, counter with sink and minifridge as well as the seating area should be covered in some way to protect from the elements as well as the summer sun. The furniture will last longer as well with a cover. A little more substantial than this umbrella though. Seating area would also be for firepit/place which would most likely be under cover as well so that would leave the fireplace as the winner as pit would need to have open area above. (no roof) I kinda prefer a firepit if you can suggest a way to work the design of it in.
simple firepit idea. easy to run a circle of bricks or rocks for a top lip and inner pit liner that will take the heat and save the cement pad from fire/heat damage
i have a neighbour/friend with a rockpit that has a good supply of large rocks if you feel something like this would work anywhere. I've used a couple of truckloads in the landscaping on my house above the lake.
Something like this would work away from a covered seating area. Also a good idea to finish a large portion of the lot. (I'd like to see it all done). This area could be just on the edge of the bank that goes down to the road for a better view of the lake. Safer fire if it is further away from the house or any other structures. Might even look good to have a similar drop in levels like this one. I also like the sand idea around the pit. Nothing feels better on bare feet and it gives it the beach look. Plus the cost is free/sq ft just about. I have a sand pit on this property with the nicest sand I've ever seen
If you have to have a patio door this would be the one
Maybe an outdoor shower if it can be installed in a private area like the back of the house. It seems everyone wants to shower at the same time in the AM.
This is similar to what I think the landscaping should be except for the grass. Bark mulch is very cheap here. I have installed a low pressure irrigation at my house and could do the same at the lake lot.
Like the screening on the outdoor shower