Floor Plan for review, Thanks!

loafer80May 3, 2012

looking for ideas and comments on our plan, this is close to what we want and exhausted our ideas. The main floor and top floor I think we're pretty happy with, but comments are welcome. The basement is what bothers us, the layout is not as nice and we would like to improve on it and the rooms are tiny right now

Some restrictions are:

1) basement front entry cannot be moved, city requirement

2) we want 2 bedroom rental/in laws suite

3) own laundry room in basement, discussed with wife she doesn�t mind hauling laundry down there

Thanks in advance!!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kirkhall

Can the stairs be reversed? It would help tremendously on your basement floor space.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2012 at 5:50PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
loafer80

kirk, reversing the stairs would change the open-ness of the foyer entry. Right now the stair railings and stair flights going up will be visible.

Thanks

    Bookmark   May 3, 2012 at 7:44PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kirkhall

Okay. What is the x'd thing next to the stair in the basement?

Would it be possible to simply turn the 1st floor to basement stairs the other way and have them be L shaped instead of c? It is probable that it would mess up your powder room on your first floor. Just trying to think a little outside the box.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2012 at 7:53PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kirkhall

Oh, wait! that powder is a 1/2 floor up (right?).
So, actually, that would be good. It would be easy to turn the stairs going down to an L shape, I think. The long leg of the L ending at the basement floor at the dryer, or theres abouts. Then, reconfigure your space so you are mostly in the back; opening up to the front.
Unless I am completely reading it wrong. (And, if so, can you clarify your tiny words on the stairs?)

    Bookmark   May 3, 2012 at 7:58PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
loafer80

the powder is 1/3 floor down, at the first landing down to basement.
the stair leading to the basement and powder says "Down, 14 risers"
the stair up to 2nd floor says "Up, 18 risers"
We will be removing the Mech. room, and putting everything underneath the stairs and space under powder (5'4 ceiling). That will give more living space to the rental suite.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2012 at 8:42PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
laxsupermom

I don't have any changes for your basement, but I'd like to see a noise buffer between the MBR and the secondary BR. I changed the closets to create that buffer. The 2nd BR remains the same size, but has more closet space with the wall of closets including the hallway linen closet moving to the opposite wall. The front BR gets a bit more squared off and a full wall of closet space on the right side.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2012 at 8:19AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
loafer80

thanks laxsupermom, the noise buffer and the layout you suggested are good ideas. Thinking about it more, maybe I would even get the GC to add double drywall on one side of the room and hallway for noise control. Is that overkill?

    Bookmark   May 9, 2012 at 3:13PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dyno

Much noise can travel underneath doors so I wouldn't bother with the double drywall.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2012 at 10:25PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Need help with 8' porch drop-off
I'm needing ideas for terracing steps from my front...
Beth LaPenna
Can I get a closet in/next to an 8'x8' ensuite bath?
I have 8'x8' inside the walls for a bath, and I'd like...
edwardshome
5 panel interior doors
I love this door. I have Trustile- 2 panel, in my present...
ILoveRed
It's March 2015: How is your build progressing?
Zorro-anyone can start one. :) Link to It's February...
autumn.4
The movers are scheduled, now what to do?
We called our movers and they will be here on the 16th....
aimless07
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™