We want to do a major remodel of our home, which includes a complete kitchen and bath renovation, adding an upstairs laundry, creation of a master suite by adding an en-suite bath and finishing the attic to create a guest suite/playroom/office.
For the purposes of this competition we are asking for the designer to put together a plan to build the master suite/bath and add a laundry closet to the upper floor. We would like to continue working with the winning designer for the other projects.
Our 2 1/2 story American Foursquare home was built in 1917. It is built on a brick foundation with a full basement and has a good layout. It currently has 4 bedrooms & 1 full bath on the upper floor and 1 half bath on the first floor. Ceilings are 9' tall.
Add Bathroom to Master Bedroom:
-Doesn't have to be huge. We want to retain as much size to the other bedrooms as possible.
-Shower only. Love the idea of frameless glass.
-Must include double sinks.
-Must have a window.
-Must take into consideration layout of 1st floor below Master when adding plumbing and HVAC to new bath.
Add Laundry Closet to Upper Floor: The current laundry is located in the basement and we don't want to be carrying clothing up and down stairs.
-Full sized, front loading, vertically stacked washer and dryer.
-Just big enough to install and maintain the machines. We don't want to sacrifice too much bedroom space.
-Should be accessible from hallway.
The best part about this house is that it has almost all of it's original woodwork and some built-ins on the main floor. We would like to carry this craftsman style throughout the house to tie it all together. We love the traditional look, but we would also like to maximize the functionality and storage of all designs using modern technology.
The design we select will be clever, maximizing space using creative/modern solutions that maintain a traditional look to be cohesive with the rest of the house.