Plan Critique and Help with Master
OK... I posted my full plans instead of just the laundry room. I posted a long time ago and the critique I received almost gave me a heart attack. I had to step away, wipe my tears and regroup. I really changed things A LOT and I'm more prepared today for everyone's thoughts. I want to go to construction drawings ASAP so I'll be heavily in this for the next few days and I would really appreciate any thoughts that anyone can give... even the smallest ideas can make a big difference.
The concept is a new, old farmhouse. Part of the space is designed to feel like the "original" house that we gutted, and then added to. This will be on a 5 acre parcel of farmland. I basically live in the swamp so it's totally flat. There will be a 1 acre pond on the left of the house, over by the porches and formal space. I have a HUGE family, all living around me so we needed LOTS of space for family.
I will say that the one piece of info I gave the architect was "hallways and stairs do it for me... it's all about the hallways and stairs." I'm also about inside views. Meaning, if I look down a hallway, I'd rather see a wall with a pretty table at the end than the side of a couch. I want rooms to be destinations and the house to have "nooks and crannies." Now, all of these wishes are expensive but I think we did pretty good getting the feel of what I want without going overboard.
One major concern I have is the Master. I just don't love the bathroom and closet. I want the closet bigger but don't know how to do it and the bathroom seems like maybe its not well laid out.
I've also gotten some great advice on the laundry/mud room but I'd love some more input. I had changed the laundry layout so that I could add an island. MyDreamHome had posted a great layout if I keep the architect's original drawing but DH still thinks he wants to change the door and make an island. You can see the revised laundry drawings here: my laundry