Shook Hill Plan Modifications -- input please!
Hi -- We are just sitting down to the drawing board with Mitch Ginn Associates to make changes to the Shook Hill house plan. I would love to get some feedback on these changes, especially from people who have built a Shook Hill, but any input is fantastic.
We are building in the Northeast -- anyone know of any Shook Hill's near Boston?
Ã¯Â¿Â½ Enlarge Family room. Would like at least 24Ã¯Â¿Â½x 25Ã¯Â¿Â½ range. Also all windows in room.
Ã¯Â¿Â½ Center fireplace in family with shelves on each side
Ã¯Â¿Â½ Windows, not doors in dining room.
Ã¯Â¿Â½ Enlarge mudroom to accommodate a staircase to the garage loft area.
Ã¯Â¿Â½ Put pantry where powder room is. (Hopefully enough room for a second fridge too?)
Ã¯Â¿Â½ Put powder room where pantry is in between dining room and kitchen
Ã¯Â¿Â½ Gas fireplace or built in dining room
Ã¯Â¿Â½ Enlarge master bedroom to end of porch and to bathroom wall (if looks okay and feasible)
Ã¯Â¿Â½ Widen kitchen to accommodate a bigger island.
Ã¯Â¿Â½ If possible, would like a corner professional style range.
Ã¯Â¿Â½ Wainscoting master, dining room and study.
Ã¯Â¿Â½ Walkout basement taking advantage of land contour
Ã¯Â¿Â½ House facing eastward Ã¯Â¿Â½ maximize sunlight for summer and winter seasons and angle of sun
Ã¯Â¿Â½ Should garage stay on right-hand side for maximum sun and view?
Ã¯Â¿Â½ Transom window above sink window for more light if room
Ã¯Â¿Â½ Enlarge bedroom above mudroom ?
Ã¯Â¿Â½ Add shed dormer to this bedroom to maximize view in back
Ã¯Â¿Â½ Extra storage upstairs? In forum
Ã¯Â¿Â½ Gas fireplace in master br.
Ã¯Â¿Â½ Want to make sure back porch doesnÃ¯Â¿Â½t make family room too darkÃ¯Â¿Â½.angle of sun prevents this?
Ã¯Â¿Â½ Is the upstairs maximum use of space? Little round top window in front Ã¯Â¿Â½ incorporate into closet? I read something on one of the house building forums and it was suggested that the upstairs space could utilize some of the extra area.
Ã¯Â¿Â½ Is there attic/storage space upstairs too?
Ã¯Â¿Â½ No windows in upstairs bathrooms Ã¯Â¿Â½ can we put a little round top window on the side above master bath for upstairs bath. Also would adding single, narrow dormer(s) in back for back bathroom Ã¯Â¿Â½ is this possible while maintaining the architectural balance of house? Or any other ideas?