2nd Floor Addition - Basic Planning Advice - 1st Post
Newbie so thanks for understanding. I'm a teacher and just don't have a design gene/eye.
Frustrated because my Architect bypassed rough sketches going right to drawings but everything is in the wrong place! Trying to get a better handle on what can/should go where and how big should it be so I'd appreciate help w/ very basic placement ideas and dimension recommendations. Evaluation/ideas on even parts of this project are appreciated. 1st level plan attached. I have DWG files from survey and drawings if helpful.
Adding full second floor on existing footprint of 750 sq ft (w/ 750 sq ft finished basement) brick bungalow built in 1949 - concrete foundation. House faces East to street.
Recently renovated both upstairs (kitchen & bathroom to be done this yr) and downstairs. Added back deck and 4-season room on main level.
I like a classic look w/ natural light, views, efficiency, ingenuity (clever/multi-purpose/convertible use of spaces). I don't mind paying for value and would like to maximize present use and resale value.
1) Would like a large back master bedroom - thinking whole SW side- w/ walk-in closet on N side of room.
2) Door to new upper level back deck (complete back span)
3) Fairly large bathroom w/ window (over existing bathroom for cost saving).
4) Preferably two bedrooms - E side (NE Bdrm can utilize cantilever over front indentation). One window each to balance front of house.
5) 42"+ staircase to upper level over new one to basement (so kitchen can be enlarged by moving existing basement stairs). Most likely spot - N side towards front. Realize this will make for smaller dining room but I only have it for resale purposes.
6) Replace sliding side door w/ high window to make that space usable as a seating area
7) Ideas kitchen space layout? Mini island?
8) Skylight and/or sun-tube suggestions?
9) Front porch (open or enclosed - suggestioins?) will hide ugly/broken brick, improve curb appeal.
Storage space anywhere - lacking now. Would like to keep main-floor closets but their removal makes one of the back rooms bigger.
High ceilings on 2nd floor.
Thanks so much for any help offered.