Introduction and a little advice please
Good morning. I have been lurking on here since January when we bought a lot in a development. Our house will back up to a river with lots of trees. There are deer and turkey that run through the area along with a bobcat. We are excited and ready to get the process going. The BF and I will be the only ones there 95% of the time. We have three boys(24,20,16), one lives with his mom about 15 minutes from where we will be and the other two are on their own although one of them seems to have boomeranged back home. sigh....
So here is our plan so far. I have nitpicked the plan to death and I still need help with a few things.
I am not digging that island. I want something big enough to work at and to seat 4 to 5 people around at Christmas when everyone is here (13+) people. I think it's the shape I don't like. I like the curved bar though as that would allow us to squish another body in there at the holidays. I like the fact that it does not creep into the living room area. I thought about flip flopping the sink and the dishwasher. Plus putting the dishwasher on that side makes it more accessible to others and where the dishes will most likely be stored. It won't line up with the stove though but I could probably learn to live with that.
I don't like the layout of the guest bathroom. We want a wider door into there but there has to be a better layout. I do want the linen cabinet in the bathroom.
The shower in the master bath will have a glass door and a half wall up for the rest of that outside wall. That is where I want to put the towel bar on the outside of the shower. There are pictures on Houzz showing what I want. I want to move that pocket door to the other side in hopes to make a deeper wall there. Essentially to get to the closet you would walk closer to the sink unlike now where you walk right by the shower. BUT that would cause a problem with the plumbing. So I am leaning towards having a regular door or no door at all. Ideas?
I plan on moving the sink in the laundry room so it next to the washer.
I like the layout except for those couple of items. We have given the plans to two different builders in our area. Both have great reputations and do fabulous work. We are of course nervous about what they will come back with. Things seem very high priced in our area compared to other areas of the country.