Small Kitchen/Family Room: Part 2
This is a followup on our original discussion. I have had some time to think (ok, obssess) about whether I should or should not add space onto my house.
Pros: I would love to have a sitting area when you can put your feet up and spill things on the couch (this is NOT so in my LR), it would be sleeping space for overnight guest so I would not have to give up my bedroom.
Cons: if I add more than approx 150 sq ft then I will have to upgrade my heat/air ($$), spending money it might be wiser to save?
Anyway...... this is my present kitchen layout
Below: this is my perferred plan. It is 11.5' x 25' long. It is large enough to be divided into 2 spaces 11.5 x 15 and 11.5 x 10 with glass doors between, but I would have to upgrade my heat pump. I already have an estimate on the cost of this space.
Below: Plan #2 - This is my latest option. It extends out my kitchen by 8 x 10 feet. The opening between the kitchen and the addition would be almost full width, so it won't feel too closed in. Small but tidy. My heat pump is large enough that it would not have to change. The only thing in the kitchen that would move is the stove and frige. I have been waiting on this estimate for a month.
I also have another plan that is somewhat like #1, but it would just be the larger space 11.5' x 15'w/o opening up the wall.
This would be added onto the side of the house. In the drawings, the wall on the left is the front wall of the house Shown below with the short window).
So, what are your thoughts?