Advice on changes
Ok, here is my current plan, the first floor at least. The changes we are making are minimal. In my next post, I will show you some changes we are planning to make. The rest of the layout is perfect for us and will not be changed. We will be entering/exiting from the back door most of the time. The back door leads to a porch and then we will have some kind of detached covered carport connected to the end of the porch by a covered walkway. We changed the location of the washer/dryer because we wanted an actual laundry room and because we don't want to run the dryer vent through the attic, so w/d will need to be on the exterior wall (DH's request so non-negotiable). We also needed to find room for return a/c and hot water heater because we are building on a slab. So, I have a list of wants and I wanted to see what ya'll can do to help me figure it out. The laundry room HAS to include space for washer/dryer and hot water heater. I would like to have (but will make sacrifices), a counter for folding, a bar for hanging, at least one cabinet for laundry items and maybe room for hanging some brooms/mops. I wouldn't mind a small freezer being in there but I think I'm running out of room. Somewhere near the back door/laundry room/stair area, I would like to have a bench with 3 cubbies and I would like some kind of small area to drop off mail or whatever I might be carrying. The return a/c is getting in my way but there's nowhere else I want to put it. So, can ya'll make any suggestions where to put these things? If there is not enough room, I will live. I have just seen these things on this forum and on houzz and really feel like I need them. Also, the porch is one of my favorite features so I don't want to lose any more porch if I can help it. Thanks. I look forward to your advice.