I have a headache, please help me review my floor plan!
Me and my husband are hoping to start building our "Dream Home" this summer and have been working with our Architect to finalize our floor plans. I keep going back and forth on some ideas and my true fear is that something is really wrong with our floor plan that I just haven't figured out yet. Any help or advice you can give us would be greatly appreciated. The house has a main floor and a downstairs walkout basement.
I know the pictures may not be great, I just took a picture with my camera of the paper print outs we were given.
And in advance, thank you for helping me and my headache!
Some specific questions I have are:
1. Should I do pocket or french doors on our Formal living room and if we do french doors, should they swing into the room or out? Also, is the Front door swinging into the entryway the wrong way? And where would you put the light switches for the entry way and formal living room?
2. Should the deck and patio French doors swing in or out? and should they be shifted to the left side of the rooms so they don't conflict with furniture?
3. Do the windows in our dinning area look funky to you, and if so, how would you change them?
Here are some room dimensions if you can't read them on the pictures:
Great Room: 21'8" x 23'4"
Dining Area: 13' x 13'
Kitchen 14'8" x 13 (Island is 9' x 5')
Formal Room: 15' 12'
Master Bedroom: 17' x 14'
Garage: 38' x 26'
Downstairs Family Room: 19'2" x 23'4"
All Bedrooms Downstairs are approximately 14' x 14'
Exercise Room: 17' x 14'
(Also, I know some of you might think the cold room storage area is way to large, but we live on 22 acres and wanted a place under the house to store the lawnmower, ATV's, Snowmobiles, kids toys, etc.)