We have signed and paid a deposit to a design firm to completely re-design and extend our house. The result will be a house twice the size, including new kitchen (yay yay!), master with en suite, new living area inside, living area out the back, and a new deck. The current layout will be changed around, which means the current kitchen will be a bedroom. This planning stage of the process will take 26 weeks, which includes council approval. This is all before any builders get involved, at all. It's a 12 month process from concept to completion. Last Friday the fire assessment was done, the surveyor is next, then the designer will come and do a complete measure so he can start with the plans.
Coder really wants the electricity pole removed and instead have it run under ground. We will submit a request to see how much that will be, but i'm thinking, because they will have to dig and drill through quite a lot of rock, that it will be 10 - 50k. Eek! It is quite an eyesore really, it gets in the way of my 'deck view' photos. I have to stand on tippy toes, and move around to get a good shot with out the pole in the way.
Here are a few deck view photos.
Looking straight down the valley.
Looking towards other direction.
We get some pretty awesome sunsets.