Continuation from prior thread...time to move away from that long winded thread. I don't know if I'm getting nervous or just second guessing, but I'm feeling both. Some of your posts have me reevaluating the entire piano area/extended foyer. I have gone back and forth, knowing that this space is expansive & a place to cut back. We don't have a baby grand and perhaps we never will. DO I need that much sapce for the piano...not really. I'm sure the space can still be nice & serve its purpose without taking up so much space. That brings me to the idea of perhaps taking some of that space to enlarge the laundry/utility area? I was originally wanting that area to be much larger and serve as a laundy, craft storage, workspace, and little desk area. I thought I could use the desk space for a calendar and phone while i'm working in there & also be able to help one of the boys at times with homework etc. Also, we are missing needed storage for crafts, school projects. I'm used to having a large closet full of supplies and was hoping to make it "fit."
I made an extremely rough drawing over the plan in photobucket with an idea. I was thinking of replacing the little desk in the mud room with more storage. Opening up the one wall of lockers in order to enter into the larger more multi-purpose utility/laundry room. This would also gain a window for that room.
The foyer/piano area would get much smaller, but have a place still for the piano. Also, straighteing the stair case as suggested too.
I don't know if I'm overthinking, overworrying or both. But, all the feedback has me thinking even more about where we could best use the space.
Thank you for your thoughts.