New Home Plan Check
We were going to build a one story craftsman style plan about 6 months ago but the final numbers didn't come out to where they made sense for us financially, so we went back to the drawing board and this is what we came up with We have 2 of the three bids in now and they are both in our budget so we will be moving forward within the next couple of months. I just wanted to get a gardenweb check on the plans.
Little about us: Married, One daughter in college and the other off to college in about a year and a half. We will be in this house until I retire in about 12 years or so. We are currently in about 2700 square feet two story with basement, 4 bed, 2 1/2 bath, garage in the basement. The house has a formal dining, formal living that are never used, a family room, large kitchen with eat in, and laundry on the first floor. The second floor has all the bedrooms.
We were looking for a more open plan with the master on the main, and the other bedrooms either up or in an area where the HVAC can be turned down when not in use. The basement of the new plan will hold a third garage and workshop, along with an area that I will finish out later. The lot to be built on is on a golf course (other reason besides money that the style has changed). The back or the house will be facing the west with the fairway about 200� from the back of the house.
I�m pretty much stuck with the size, I don�t really want to go any bigger, because we want to downsize space from the current house not add it. I originally drew the plan with the family vaulted and an open stair case but I�m not a big fan of vaulted ceilings so I closed it in and will add a trey with coffered ceiling, but I'm still wavering on that. The main floor will be 9ft ceilings with 8ft on the second floor. We will use the study/dining area as a study but I designed it so that the pantry can be easily turned into a butler's pantry by adding a door to the dining room (for resale down the road).
Let me know if you see anything you would change or things that are wrong space or door swings etc.
I'm still not 100% on the window placement on the front especially on the garage. The house will be all brick with stucco on the section over the porch and on the dormer. Thank you for your input.