Have I mentioned that my husband hates windows? No? Oh, well he does.
If you put your ear carefully up to a sea shell, you can hear the sound of him complaining about the number of windows I would like to have in our house and…you should listen to him, because I haven’t. Something about not wanting our house to fall down, minor details. Blah, blah, blah.
He is a curmudgeonly mole man, and I appreciate the brightness of life. Opposites attract. Like shear walls.
Apparently a house has to have shear walls for strength, especially in areas that are prone to earthquakes (us!). This blog post explains it better than I ever could.
My goal was to have a wall of windows, we can all dream. The reality is that we will have a set of french doors in the center of the living/dining room, and then two medium sized windows on either side of it. Hopefully, it will be along the lines of this room, but we will have to wait and see.