Ala Wai Harbor. Photo by Ted Trimmer.
A woman I know complained about the new unit she and her children had moved into. She said that the sliding glass windows had to be shut tight when it rained. But then there was no air flow. She said that jalousies would have been better, because they could be shut only slightly, keeping the rain out but letting the air in.
She also said that a ceiling fan had been installed, but it was too close to her son’s top bunk bed.
So, there were serious design flaws in that new unit, too late and too expensive to fix.
Hind sight is always 20/20, isn’t it?
David and I love our 3 bedroom 2 bath house. Some people have remarked that they would have preferred a larger kitchen and bathroom. But, how much time do you spend in the kitchen and bathroom anyway? Very little time. If I had to choose, I would choose a large entertainment area (family room and living room) rather than a large kitchen. And a large entertainment area is precisely what we have.
Some people have also mentioned that we have no view of the city or ocean. Well, we could have purchased a house on the hill with a splendid view, but that would have meant climbing up and down steep stairs. Can you imagine making multiple trips from the car to the house, carrying bags of groceries up the stairs? Not good when your husband has severe arthritis.
In lieu of a view, we hang beautiful paintings on our walls. The art is not investment grade, but we like it. I tend to frown at works by Picasso, but smile at paintings by local artists. The paintings we display make us happy. For that reason, they are priceless.
Design flaws? Our home is livable.