Need a bit of help with changing my current floor plan
I am trying to change my floor plan so that I can achieve the following:
1. Most importantly is to be able to eventually put a door to our backyard
2. Keep 3 bedrooms and have two full baths (we currently have 1.5)
I have included my current floor plan that I hope helps (to scale as best I can). I am trying to get plans in place so that I can start saving and buying the necessary material for this project. I am about a year out from my planned start date.
I have two thoughts on reconfiguring the house. DH's input was simply to just have two bedrooms. I don't think that will work for me or for eventual resale.
1. Make the current dining room a bedroom with a full bath (tiny shower) small closet and two doors for access to the bathroom. I would much rather guests use the bathroom on that side of the house and my thought is that I would be able to also keep overnight guests at the other side of the house. We could then use 2/3 of the third bedroom/office and incorporate it into the kitchen as kitchen and dining room space with the window (in the bedroom) eventually becoming a door to the backyard. We could then use the remaining space in that bedroom as a larger closet for Bedroom 1 and make the closet in Bedroom 1 part of the closet in Bedroom 2, therefore both bedrooms will have larger closets. The challenge with that is the bathroom/closet space in what will become Bedroom 3. How can the doors be configured in order to make it work so that there is an entrance to the bathroom from both the bathroom and the bedroom.
2. The other option that I have given thought to is completely removing the 1/2 bath, and opening up the kitchen and dining room area, and eventually making the dining room window a door to the backyard. My concern with this second option is that we will lose the half bath, and have a larger dining area, when I could use that space in other areas like closets or a second full bath. I guess we can also slide the whole kitchen area towards the dining room and move some walls in order to regain that second bath.
I know that you guys on here are excellent at this and it would be really helpful if you could either help me work this out, or suggest other options in order to achieve my door and second full bath. As you can probably tell, my house is pretty small. I absolutely love it, but working with it has been a challenge. Please let me know if you have any questions that will make my ramble clearer