Oh, one more decision I've made...another dilemma has been chairs for the dining table. I've looked at about a bazillion chairs, mostly the folding type. Of course the designs that I like the best and that fold the flattest are the most expensive and WAY out of my price range. So I decided to take a different route. Since my table will have drawers, why not put my chairs in the drawers. Before you try to visualize what I might be suggesting, I'll just explain. I've decided to use exercise balls as chairs. I've done this before in a work situation because of a nerve/hip injury and it worked quite well. The beauty of it is that when nobody's coming over for food and beverages, I can deflate the balls and store them in one of the drawers. Then when company is expected, I'll just spend a few minutes pumping them up. Voila! Chairs! I'll leave one inflated for me to use regularly and when I'm not using it, it can go in the sleeping loft...or the bathtub. The best part is that they are in my price range! So there you have it!
Sorry no house pics, but here is one of Nellie and the firepit.