(Closed) Possible House Plan

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

nice house! I love the layout!

Where online are you looking for house plans? My husband and I would like to build a little retreat camp/cottage/whatever you want to call it, and I haven’t had the greatest luck looking online. We also are interested in possibly building our next place, and so far I have not found any plans I like – I do like yours though!

😉

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I like that plan, but it is odd that the dining room is not next to the kitchen? It seems like an easy switch since the floor plan is so open. Just something I noticed…

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i like! it’s neat that the laundry room is upstairs with all the bedrooms…i feel like that’s not very common. what are the changes you’re thinking of making?

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

I agree that the dining room is too far from the kitchen.  That would be really tough if you were hosting a large dinner party.  You could probably turn that little space off the kitchen (behind the bathroom) into a butler’s pantry and then make that front room to the left of the foyer into the dining room.  And then just use the current dining room as an office/study or a formal living room.  Also.. is the garage attached to the house?  We just bought our first house and that was requirement for me. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I agree about the kitchen and dining room. I would “swap” the kitchen and living room so that the kitchen is adjacent to both the dining room AND living room. Other than that, I think it’s a great layout! Very similar to what we will be looking for when we upgrade to a single-family home in a few years. (We won’t be building our own, though). Very nice! 🙂

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i like that the living room is next to the kitchen. that way you get the great view, and when you have kids you can still watch them playing while you’re cooking or something. unless you plan on having a lot of dinner parties, i don’t think not having the dining room next to the kitchen is a big issue.

what will the 2 small rooms next to the kitchen be? maybe the larger one could be a 3rd/guest bedroom?

attached garages are nice, especially if you live up north, but they increase your homeowner’s premium.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I agree that you don’t need to use the room next to the kitchen as a formal dining room if there is enough room in the kitchen to “eat in”. You can alway change it later. You could have two living rooms, or make one an office. I just wouldn’t put a formal dining room in the opposite corner of the house from the kitchen because it’ll be inconvenient.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I like it aside for 3 things:

1. its nice to be able to open a window in the half bath downstairs and have natural light, so if you can move that do so. : )

2. I agree that the dining room should be near the kitchen, makes thing easier 

3. Not a fan of the laundry upstairs. Our house had this (only 10 years old) which seems to be what most new models have nowadays, but we moved it into the basement and used the space to expand out master closet.

here’s why I don’t like it upstairs:

• loud, very loud especially if you want to do laundry and have a baby sleeping upstairs, or if you forgot to do a load and need to run it later in the evening and the kids are sleeping. not good

• vibrations, vibrations, vibrations, I truly believ these heavy pieces of equipment should be on stable -solid floors like slab in the basement.

• if there is a leak it will ruin the floors-hence why if it was on a slab you’d be OK.

• climbing the stairs with laundry will give you a workout for the day!! and then you dont have to worry about working out later! : )

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My two thoughts are that you should flip the kitchen door to open then other way so that you don’t walk into a wall when you enter, and that I would be careful about putting plumbing on the exterior walls upstairs if you live in a cold climate because it is possible for those pipes to freeze and burst.

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