critique 3rd round please
I'm back with round 3 and more confused than ever... I had him move the stairs to the middle. I did this to get more room in the craft room but now I'm not so sure if I like this better or not. He also forgot to put in our stairs to the basement, so the powder room will have to move somewhere else...but where? I wanted to keep a powder room back there so the kids wouldn't have to trek through the whole house to use the bathroom, but maybe I should take it out? I already have 4 bathrooms - plus we will probably put one in the basement in the future.
Then I asked him to put the pantry in the back of the kitchen. I just like the symmetry better this way (having a door on either side of the stove - similar to this pic - but now I'm thinking that maybe it cuts down on my counter space too much. What do you think?
I also don't like the bridge thing upstairs. I told him to take out the previous loft area to save sqft. but I hate bridges, so I will put it back in.
I'd love to hear your thoughts! I just want this process to be done so I can build. It always feels like I take one step forward and five steps back - ugh. Thanks so much :)
here's the previous 1st floor for reference: