The plan is to ultimately build a deck off the kitchen, with dutch doors like the ones in the basement leading to it.
The back portion of our kitchen was originally a porch that previous owners had walled in, and the roof line was not high enough to accommodate doors that are tall enough for Rob to get through without having to duck.
In preparation for these future plans, the contractor raised the roof line of the back part of our house. The tricky part was getting it to an angle the was high enough, but would still let rain run off of it.
We're supposed to have an El Niño winter, so we'll know then if we succeeded.