Originally Posted by glennjanie
I like your skylight addition ideas. You know there are some tubular skylights that can be added in restricted spaces with a flex duct to let the light in around corners and such.
The French doors would be a wonderful addition if you can dig the earth back far enough to give an open feeling and get good drainage. The drainage could be handled by a 4" drain in plastic pipe with a screen on each end. A floor drain entrance and a screened rodent stop on the drain end.
thanks for the suggestion on the tubular skylight... the roof is slate, i dont know if that makes this easier or harder... as far as digging out, i'm not sure if that will be easy/difficult... the most I could see digging would be about 15 feet away from the envisioned doors (because of a rocky cliff behind the house)
i have ZERO idea how much digging costs.. actually, i dont know what any of this costs...
i'm going to be asking that these things be done:
mandatory for me to consider the property:
- i want the back dug out (about 60x15 feet at 4 foot depth)... to create a mini patio/backyard between master and kitchen.. then doors put in the master and kitchen area...
- at least 3 skylights
- a couple other large windows along the sides.
some eventual changes that would be great..
- expand master bathroom into the closet next to it and then make the laundry room off the master into a closet
- put the laundry in the basement unless this laundry in master is nice for resale
(the seller is a contractor/builder and is eager to sell) i figure now is the time to get a good rate on all of these things getting done