Second version floorplans (hopefully last)
First, I cannot express how much this forum has helped my wife and I over the past year. A very sincere thanks to all of you.
Second, here are our hopefully near-final plans, and once we make any necessary tweaks early next week, I will be taking them to my builder for a detailed bid.
For those who haven't read my numerous threads, my wife and I have a 1 year-old son and a daughter due in April. We hope to have a large family, and are designing this house accordingly. It will have an unfinished basement with the rough-ins and egress windows necessary for two additional bedrooms and a full bath.
I'm leaving a lot of built-ins for later--the laundry room will be roughed in for a sink, and I will put it and counters in later. The mudroom will later get cabinets and a long bench across the front wall. I will probably immediately build a 1' deep shelf along the interior wall of the pantry, but leave a counter and extra fridge along the other wall for later. (To see what the full built-ins plans will look like, click here and scroll down a bit to Summerfield's plans.)
A couple of things still aren't perfect--I need to check with the builder to determine the exact height between floors for the stair rise/run, so it; I need to move the kitchen island another 6" towards the dining room to make a 4' clearance between it and the cabinet to the right; and the driveway is too narrow, it is going to extend to the side of the porch and equally far on the other side. We will likely add a gas fireplace midway on the windowless exterior wall of the living room. (That side of the house is generally windowless because it will likely be about 10' from my future neighbor's garage.)
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
Note: The scale of the second floor got off when I uploaded the picture. The exterior walls of each floor (other than bump out and garage) are the same on both floors (38'x31').
This post was edited by CamG on Fri, Nov 30, 12 at 18:50