Input on floorplan please?
This is the main floor of the plan. Can anyone think of a way to shave off some square footage? The only places I see are maybe the living room and dining areas.
I plan to use the extra bedroom for my home school supplies, craft items that little kids shouldn't be in, file cabinets and such. We will probably still have a table and desk or 2 in the "family room" and use that for school work.
Things I am debating on:
1. Office - This room could be used as a nursery. There is no window though so I know it can't be considered a bedroom. That's why I put the pocket door from the master. Should I leave the hall door there for futurre use as an office that would be more accessible to everyone? We could put a piece of furniture in front of the pocket door if needed. Thoughts?
2. The open wall into the "family" room right off the foyer. We *live* in our house 24/7. Ideally everything would look nice but that's not always the case. ;-) Would it close the foyer up too much putting a full wall there? Would it help to put pocket doors in that wall that could be left open if we would like? The foyer is 8' wide.
3. I switched the door swing on the master bedroom to give some more privacy from the foyer/hallway. Do you think that would be too awkward?
4. Can you think of a better way to lay the master bathroom out? I have the laundry in the end of it so that needs to have a 36" doorway.
Any other thoughts? I will post the upper level in the next post.