I have an existing 1,500 sq ft 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home that I would describe as a choppy layout. I would like to add a ~32x32 great room with a vaulted ceiling to the back of the house. The great room should have an open floor plan with kitchen, large island, dining area, living area, mud room (small entry room from the left side of the house) and bathroom - ideally a space efficient bathroom that has a shower (no tub) for guests to use. In addition, I would like to add a screened porch off the back of the great room by extending the roof line ~10 feet. If possible, I would like a two sided fire place that could be used in the great room or on the screened porch. The lot is deep and the only restriction is a garage that is about 80 feet behind the existing house. The front of the house seems very plain. I would like a few ideas on how to give the home an economical face lift and larger amount of curb appeal, with minimal work (addition of the great room and room relocation is the primary project).
In the existing home, I would like to relocate the master bedroom and bathroom to the right side of the house, create a walk-in closet, move the kitchen into the great room, relocate the laundry room to where the kitchen was previously located, create a doorway into the former master bathroom that can be shared by bedroom #2 and the former master bedroom. Since I will be losing the majority of closet in the master bedroom the closet can be relocated to the wall where the bay window exists. As a result of moving the master bedroom, the hallway will be realigned (now will be straight). This will require 1 support beam on the back wall of the existing kitchen as this is a load bearing wall. I have attached pictures, architectural drawings of the existing house and a sketch with a few ideas for the addition. I have a conceptual idea for the plans, but am looking for additional ideas to improve the layout and utilize the space. Since sketching the drawing, I have thought that I might not need a breakfast area given the dining table and bar, so might be better to transpose the layout of the great room to allow for 2 walls of kitchen cabinets. I would like to be able to deliver the drawings to my contractor and let him execute the remodel and addition.
The most important aspects are a practical living space as our family will be spending the majority of our time in the kitchen/dining/great room area. The relocation of rooms and addition needs to be affordable (i.e. utilize existing plumbing and walls to the extent possible). I want to ensure the cost of a remodel and addition is much less than the cost to tear down and build a new house.
Style wise - I do not like mid-century modern or contemporary. We like craftsman or other more traditional looks. Also like farmhouse table/sink with white subway tiles. Clean simple lines with not a lot of embellishment. House should factor in wear and tear caused by kids and dogs. We are looking for a functional and warm home.
- PLAN DRAWING: Scale 1/4"-1' (or 1/50) (Builders set)
- SECTION-ELEVATION VIEW(S) : Scale 1/4"-1' (or 1/50)
- PERSPECTIVE/AXONOMETRIC VIEWS (where relevant)