Anyway, I'll have honey oak cabinets (no picture samples as yet), all sorts of wonderful changes... my washing machine will be accessible and they're going to put storage and low counter space so I can fold things. It's just awesome.
They brought a drawing (see below) of how the front entrance to the house will be. Looks great! I asked him if he could make area in front of (opposite) the door hinged, so if people didn't want to go around on the ramp they could just step up. He said they could. Mostly I was worried about the garbage guy because he already makes the extra effort to come up to the house. (I toss my garbage as far as I can out the front door.) It's not a long walk, but it's extra steps so if I can spare him any extra, extra steps, I'd like to do that. I can't believe this is all happening. I am awed by my good fortune.
How it is now: You probably can't tell from the photo, but as it is now, the step up is probably a good 12-18 inches. That's how it feels to me, anyway. It may not be quite that much, but it's quite at least 10 or 12 inches. REALLY hard for short wobbly person like myself. Not that easy for others either.
Here's what the new entrance will be... a landing, a ramp and a bench in case I get myself to move past the front door. And he said he'd hinge the gate where the bench is so it could be opened if people don't want to go around. Way cool.
So in conclusion....