Small house , what do you think?
Hello again. Hoping to get some feedback from those of you with small homes.
Looking at this floor plan how live able and functional do you think the spaces will be?
We will be turning the storage area behind the garage into a playroom/family room for our space. The apartment below is for my MIL.
My thoughts: there will be a pool in backyard. MIL will have her outdoor covered patio and dog run on the side of the house with a walkway and gate that comes around to back yard and our patio and pool area. We will create a door off the play room to back yard or maybe at bottom of stairs?
MIL loves her space is thinking of turning pantry into more of a dog/mudroom with door directly to dogs yard.
At first I balked at our space thought it was too small or lacked storage but we gain a lot of room in the play room for toys and the inevitable teenage hang out.. And well have a 3/4 bath down there as well I think.
So my questions: how do you feel about the space allotment upstairs. Think the kitchen is big enough to function? Will the dining area be able to handle seating for 6 or 8? Think I could create a small reading nook at the top of the stairs where the layout shows a desk?
Things we adore: the covered deck. It's huge it is a second living room for 8 months of the year. The fireplace and built ins in the lr. The lr seems sized nicely for one large sectional and a smaller chair. I love the shower 42*62 and large bathtub in the bathroom. Bedrooms seem adaquate. We do not have out of town guests at our main house. We spend weekends or holidays at our lake home. We have 2spare rooms + attic bunk room there for family and friends.
I'm a little worried about storage of decor etc, but I'm thinking worst case we could store in the sports garage? Any suggestions for adding storage ? Any concerns over size or general layout?
Thanks for the help!