11.13.2013

Before & After Floor Plan - Forever Home

The "Forever Home" has been the hot topic in our house the last week! We are in the process of having all of our permits approved and ready to start some digging this weekend!

Branko and I have been working on our layout and how we would want certain rooms to look. I was lucky enough to find this free online floor planner to help me out!

First here is look at how the upper floor looked prior to us making any changes:



Things that drove me completely crazy about this floor plan was the main entrance that walked straight into the kitchen or down the stairs, no closet space for shoes or coats, the main bathroom that was in the middle of the living room, the closed off partition wall that separated the dining room from the living room, the small kitchen with no dishwasher.


Here is a look at the new plan:




As you can see the house is now much larger since we are adding 2 additions to each end of the house.

The new entrance will allow room to move the powder room and stairs. This leaves more space for the dining room area and a new small pantry in the kitchen. The new entrance will also have closets and coat racks and a space to stack wood for the winter.

We created a very open concept living space by removing the partition wall between the dining and living room space, the kitchen has been made larger by removing the existing bathroom and extending the kitchen into that space which allows us to have a fully open concept area, a hallway was made between the bedroom and 1 bedroom was removed and turned into a bathroom, a closet was added in one of the smaller bedrooms.

The other addition is the master bedroom en-suite. This will have a full 4 piece bathroom with standing shower, free standing tub, double sink vanity and toilet. A spacious walk in closet will be situated beside the bathroom. The area for the bed is quite large, we will have enough room for some extra seating.

We have also changed the deck layout as it will no longer wrap the front of the house and will only sit in front of the French doors.

What do you think?????? Anything suggestions on something we should change? Do you use a floor planner?



PS: I also just wanted to send out a BIG Thank you to everybody who sent such kind thought about the garage and the family passing. It was a rough week but we have managed to move on think about the Forever Home plans!

12 comments:

  1. I think it looks great! I cant wait to see you get started

    ReplyDelete
  2. Looks great! Can't wait to follow along through the whole process of making the plans a reality! So excited for you!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Tash! I love that we are both on such a similar path! We both really know the ups and downs of this process!

      Delete
  3. l love using that floor planner! I think your plans look amazing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! They were a bit tough to figure out at first but once you get the hang of the floor planner it's so much fun!

      Delete
  4. I'm a big fan. I have absolutely no suggestions. I feel like I just kept saying "agree, agree, agree" all the way through this post. Yes to reorienting the stairs. Yes to a proper entryway and powder room. Yes to an open living area. Yes to a big kitchen. Massive yes to your master ensuite.

    Oh and yes to floorplanner too. It's nice to have a simple free software to visualize your makeover. I find their furniture really helpful in planning spaces.

    Now enough planning and more building! Let's get going!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! Glad the floor plan is understandable to other people as well!

      Delete
  5. LOVE IT! You are going to have such a stunning home! So exciting!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! Maybe a blogger's party meet up when we are all done?? :)

      Delete
  6. Love the fire pit! And the layout seems much more streamlined. Nicely done!
    Jordana

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! Oh the fire pit!! It was such a big debate and still is a little as to where it should go!

      Delete