One story house - Suggestions please! :)
My first post, so please advise if I need to be posting in a different area. Thanks! So, attached is a rough draft of our "forever" one story house. It's showing up small, so if anyone has advise on how to blow it up, would be great. If I need to post with out all the furniture blocks, let me know. Anyway, it's going on a 12 acre lot in the country with a small pond and creek in the back (north) of the house. That's the best "view". To the south is the main road and across the road is a open farm field used for growing grains. We have two small children, boy and girl. We both have large extended families that come to visit from around the state for holidays, birthdays, girls weekends, and potential sleep overs. We also want enough room so when the kids come back home with their families (in 20 plus years), they feel like they have enough space to stay for a long weekend. The kids bedrooms are large and designed to be "Bunkhouses" with built in bunkbeds and a pull out trundle under the bottom bunk to sleep 6 in each room, There will be a tiny stair between the two sets of bunk beds per room to access the top bunks not a ladder (not drawn). My spouse has a work office out of our house, where clients periodically swing by to have meetings. That's the reason for the separate entrance. Laundry must stay by the bedrooms & bathrooms as I dislike plans where laundry is carried half across the house. So hard to find floor plans where the laundry is NOT in or by the mudroom. Not my preference. Playroom is off the north of the house and is also a must (flex space when kids are older) - and there should be some type of door on that room - pocket or french? We will also use that space to flex additional tables to seat everyone for large family meals 15 to 20 people. The stairs heads to the bonus room above the large garage for potential additional storage or another bunkhouse (single beds, not bunks beds) in the short half walls(?) or movie room. My husband is a big football fan, me not so much, so maybe someplace he can go and watch the game without the rest of the family hearing the drone of crowd noise and announcers all Sunday. Kitchen is not laid out yet - I just threw some random cabinets in there, so please ignore that. Wanted to get the basic layout done first. No basement or second floor (except the bonus room space). So that's the thought process so far. Please comment and make suggestions. I only have one shot to do this "right"! Thanks in advance!