hi, theres a more than slight chance that we may move home in 2013 , since we have half restored this old brick bungalow, but want to be a wee bit closer to where the husband works so his day isnt so long, also can still use our original vets hospital inside half an hrs - we have discounted an old cosy country cottage, we did that long ago - and we really want to think about buying a brand new build because theres some beautiful small select developments in our local areas of the UK - we saw one example today, a teo and a half storey semi house, superb location, views, silent, with a large open plan italian style kitchen cum diner area, easy stairs from the ground floor with its integral garage and small forunt lawns, up to a formal lounge area and a juliet style balcony with rails but no safety screens of course ! theres then another half floor, after a large bed room with washbasin/loo - ab ideal for the indoor felines - with skylights like anne of green gables in the book, another bedroom right in the attic eaves, adored this - and bathroom as well ! thing is - it also would come with a small rear enclosed yard area, about right size for a rectangular catrun of right design from the french windows and also enough room for a paved surround plus a small splashpool of perm.design - ps we are in fact about to have our ecisting place valued soon - but - because we know some of oyu live in other asstd. countries where cats have always to be kept inside anyway by rules and regs. - what do you do? how do you design for rooms with fresh airs? for windows etcs? really want to know..think a few UK firms do this, but....if we do buy a brand new house, we want to get it ab right for the 8 devons, the big m coone, a couple of bolshie anti social siam/balis and our baby sphynx son, who of course has to be extrefine TLCed etc. - thanks, ps please post some pictures of bright ideas on this thread....we are way way behind in britain doing cat-designs for our homes !!