Thoughts on my ranch floor plan?
This is my very rough outline of a ranch house I have done. I tried to keep the dimensions somewhat to scale, but this was drawn in photoshop, not a CAD program. Ignore windows, I've been playing around with them and gave up trying to make them work--we'll just figure out the windows based on cost and room layout. We will build above an unfinished basement, perhaps using ICF for above and below grade walls.
Here is what my wife and I like about the design:
-A large kitchen with an island for seating at least 3
-A single, informal dining room for a long table
-A den that can be closed off to the rest of the house
-At least one bedroom than can comfortable have 2 or 3 kids' beds
-A laundry room that leads outside (for a dog door)
-A bathtub that is not right next to a toilet (for an easier time bathing kids)
Any ideas on how to make this plan better or less expensive to build would be greatly appreciated!