Round two... please review floor plan!
Thank you all so much for helping with my last floor plan! After taking into consideration everyone's SUPER HELPFUL advice and working for weeks without completely fixing all of the problems, I went back to the drawing board! I finally let go of that dream kitchen/hearth layout due to being limited to a 73 feet wide footprint. Darn it!
Any ways, a quick summary: We want a 1 story house, 4 bedrooms with ideally 3 1/2 baths. Bonus above garage and walk out basement is ideal (our lot slopes). We live on our porches, so a decent size front and back porch are necessary for us (even though it blocks light inside). We live in the South so we use our porches for a big portion of the year.
Anyways.... I have a few concerns right off the bat that I have yet to figure out with this plan. First, the guest (near garage) bath is pretty tight. I could make it a pocket door to help a bit. I plan on putting one sink on the far left of the vanity. I know it is not a grand space, but will this work or do I need to reconfigure closet somehow to gain bathroom space?
There is currently not a utility closet on the kitchen side of the house. There is that dead space between the stairs, however, that is 1'11"2 wide (interior wall to interior wall). Is there a way I could use that for a small closet? I will house the vacuum in the laundry room as most of the carpet will be on that side of the house (bedrooms). However, I will need a space for brooms, mops, etc. Another option I was toying with was to create a wide "broom closet" in that wall of 18" cabinetry behind the island. I actually really like the idea of the broom being so accessible to the kitchen.
There will be mudroom cabinetry in the garage. Would love to get it in the house, but I just don�t think it is possible ☺
Just a note: I plan on swapping the orientation of the second bathroom so that the small linen closet will be on the opposite side and will not interfere as much with foot traffic of bedrooms.
Door swing going to the basement interferes with garage door swing. Not sure there is any way to remedy that. The basement will be unfinished for some time, so I think a door is necessary.
Master Bedroom closet is not the most efficient use of space. Currently (with the door access to the laundry), one wall will have to be shelving because there is not 24" between wall and laundry room door. I can removed said door and gain that back wall in hanging space. However, I use lots of shelving in my closet, so I am not sure that will make it any more efficient for me. I just can�t figure out how to reconfigure the closet/bathroom space to make the layout any more efficient.
Lastly, the master bathroom is not huge. I am thinking about leaving that opening to the "water closet" open to make it feel more spacious. Ideally I would like 1 more foot between the tub and shower (currently 2�6").
I am sure there are lots more issues too :)
Any help would be appreciated! You all are SO helpful!
We pushed all of our meetings back after receiving so much helpful criticism on our last plan, so we are scrambling to have a better working idea by March 2nd (date we rescheduled our appointments for).