For years Dan and I talked about the house and how we would like the layout. We drew it and graphed it. Over and over I would ask Dan to hold the tape measure so I could tape out an imaginary room and see if it would be the right size. As much as we knew what we wanted, we decided to hire an architect, John Guminak (JG Design Services, Inc.) Best decision ever!
Our favorite thing that John came up with was the walk out basement. This will put us closer to the water which means we can walk our kayaks out of the basement and right down to the water, saving about 100 steps each trip.