Suggestions for House plans?

Stephanie LangnerJuly 8, 2014

I have attached a marked up copy of our house plans. Before we make the plans final, can you please give me some suggestions / comments?

There is a media room on top of the third car garage with a full bathroom right on top of the garage bathroom (not shown).


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Stephanie Langner

One more thing... we are building on 1.6 acres.


    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 9:09PM
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Things I like:
- general flow
- separation of public & private spaces
- large screened porch
- foyer that doesn't have direct line of sight to kitchen, baths or bedrooms
- the square windows and glass block

I would not want this master bath configuration at all. I don't like to take a long hot bath in the middle of the room. I want it to feel more intimate. Tubs look beautiful positioned like that, but I don't like the feel. I think you have to go through the bath to get to the closet. That seems like a trek if you decide you need to go back and get something else before leaving the house. I also generally don't like a master bath so large. I would rather have the square footage in the bedroom where you have some flexibility. It's just open space in a bathroom.

It's your house. You have your lifestyle and priorities so do what pleases you.

But hey, I'd love to come sit on that screened in porch with you!

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 10:29PM
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There are a couple of things I would address if this was my house.

-The entrance to guest suite will be difficult to navigate with furniture.

-The grilling porch is really far from the indoor kitchen.

-I love the garage bath but also hate it. If it were just a garage bath, it would keep DH outside when "dirty", fantastic! It appears though that you are trying to make a pool bath and having that open back into the garage isn't ideal.

-If I am right and your are planning a lot of outdoor living, the access is limited. You have to enter through the screen porch/great room or the front door. I think a back hallway with access for the pool bath and another door out to the yard would be a goal of mine.

-Your kitchen is huge but I don't like that when you enter from the garage, you run smack into the end of the angled island. I might consider one large island rather than two and place it perpendicular to the where the smaller one is.

These are just nit picks of mine. It's a nice house, especially that screen porch!

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 10:51AM
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The dishwasher needs to be moved because you cannot stand at the sink and open it.

I would put the jack and jill bathroom on the outside wall so it would have a high window and put the closet on the interior since it does not need a window.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 1:20PM
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Stephanie Langner

Thank you all so much for the suggestions! I have already sent them to my architect. Please keep them coming!


    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 8:28PM
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