Help with architect's first draft
Please review my plan for changes:
We are a family of 4; daughter 7, son 4, myself, husband and well, 5 if you include the dog. We' like to be under 1300sqft if possible for the addition. Our current home is approx. 1200sqft with an upstairs MB suite (small bath no shower) that is not shown.
Our stockade style log home ends on the rear wall of the Boy's Room, Pantry, Living Room. We are unable to add to:
right side of the home due to the driveway.
left side of existing due to HVAC/Gas/Electrical. with the exception of the last 4' toward the back. We can add on for approx 80+' in either of these directions.
Here is the first draft from the architect:
Here's what we need to add to the plan:
Shared bath has too many doors and I want a dead end common area bath. Kirkhall-I will make sure these are changed to pocket doors or exterior open (thanks for this info:).
My husband does not like the dedicated dining area and would opt for more of a linear flex space that connects the den and kitchen.
Is the MB closet too narrow? I was thinking 6'6" was minimum for walking and hanging.
Is 5'X5' a good enough size for a twofer shower:) I'd like to be able take them together. (TMI?) lol.
I'd like a screened patio with this plan we have a side screened deck (facing the parking area).
I will post in kitchens once we get a better plan (so disreguard placement of appliances for now).
If we keep my son's room as the boy's room would you eliminate the door to the front (it would be a pass thru with this plan.
Thanks in advance!