Floor Plan Critique/Feedback - Newbie
I have attached (I hope) a floor plan that I mostly like and a cubby plan that I found on here posted by Summefield - it's awesome and a pantry picture also but I can't remember who's it is (sorry) but it looks very organized and spacious without having a walk in pantry. I think I've given up on finding an already made plan that meets all of our needs. I tried messing with this plan using ms paint but that didn't work out so well. :(
If you would be so kind to take a look at the floor plan I attached (I've circled the areas that are troublesome) and let me know if you think I can fit these additional items in without changing the square foot too much? It's 1816 sq. ft. and I'd like to stay under 1900. I am definitely function over form and do not want any 'wasted' space or rooms we will not use.
First off - we don't need a stairwell up - we aren't planning on building the 'bonus' room but we do need the stairs down as we will have a basement - walkout or daylight.
Wishlist using the current plan but with mods:
Mudroom that runs the width of the house out to the end of the garage to possibly have a door and stoop as we have a dog and I think that would be helpful (plus added daylight). I'd like it to house washer/dryer/chest freezer (31.5x22), cubbies and possibly a landing station? I do want to keep a storage area in the garage but maybe moved or rotated to accommodate the mudroom?
Powder Room (doesn't have to be big).
I'd like a closet or place for a bench or something off the foyer for guests coats. I'm okay with the flex space being smaller or maybe the door positions changing?
What do you think of those linen closets by the 2 bedrooms? Wasted space? I guess not much else you can put there.
Kitchen layout - it appears to be mostly open but a little secluded from the great room which I like. It doesn't look like there is room for a double oven. I don't think it's a deal breaker but I might like one? Does it seem to flow okay? Do you think it HAS to have a door into the flex space? I'm a little bit nervous about how open is too open - don't think I want just one big room. I have no idea given this design just how big that pantry will be? My current kitchen is 10 x 10 with lots of trouble spots - fridge and stove in awkward spots, peninsula that closes it off.
Thank you all for any input. Couldn't get shutterfly to work so I opened a photobucket and that was simple enough. :)
Thanks again in advance. I appreciate any and all input - even if it's regarding another area of the plan.