I want to remodel my home. The home is an old construction, the living space is small and I want to improve the layout of living space.
I have already conducted an initial assessment and received a design proposal, but I am not fully convinced with the options presented. For instance: The front of the house. The bay window is an addition proposed by me nevertheless the view of the house further to the left through the front door up to the 2nd bedroom's window remained the same. You may notice the small window vertical window next to the door. This window does not appeal to me and I would like to improve the view of the front door including what continues on further ahead.
I am providing you 2 power point files.
-The first file has a complete set of pictures (as many as I was able to take) describing how the property looks today.
-The 2nd file is a combination of two things: A proposed concept layout (Slides 1-7) that gradually evolves into a proposed layout (slides 8-12) as you scroll down on the file.
I have attached concept pictures at the beginning and at the end attached the proposed layout drawings.
I have already purchased the bay window for the front, the two large wall windows for the back, and the bi-fold doors for the back. I have included descriptions of these items.
The kitchen layout/ distribution. It would like to have more ideas. I am also not quite sure whether it's best to keep the stove in the island or the kitchen sink. I would like to know if you can provide me some pros and cons about this decision.
he washer and dryer are in the kitchen. This is an option that could potentially be relocated behind the kitchen wall next to the garage. If we relocate the washer/ dryer then that would add more space to the kitchen. This decision is driven by the City authorities in case they allow me to expand to the back of the property. I presume that if we install the drier to the back then it would make sense to have the kitchen gas range on the opposite end because they would both operate on gas.
I am also interested in the living room layout. How would it look like?
I would also like some suggestions on how to use the space between the kitchen island and the bathroom wall. This space connects between the living room and the bifold doors that lead up to the outside. I was thinking on a family area with a TV hanging on the bathroom wall. Nevertheless, a sofa right behind the kitchen Island stools maybe too tight; I am not sure, therefore I want some suggestions on how to best utilize this living space.
Please note that I want to split the bathroom in two since the current bathroom spacing is underutilized and property only has 1 bathroom.
As far as the main bedrooms goes you may have noticed that a wall closet was proposed along the end wall. However, I've realized that it's better that the bed faces the wall. So, I am missing closet space. The bedroom is small and I am removing the existing closet to add more space for the bathroom renovation. So, what suggestions can u give me for the layout of the bedroom including wardrobe storage? For your information, I have considered the possibility of extending the home towards the lawn yard at the 2nd bedroom. This option may offer a walk in closet for the main bedroom and a wall closet for the 2nd bedroom, but I will only consider as a last resort because I want to minimize my cost. In case you don't appreciate what I mean, I'll explain further. You may have observed that the main bedroom wall facing the lawn and the 2nd bedroom walls are not flush. The main bedroom wall sticks out more. If I extend the 2nd bedroom wall to make it flush then I add more space for the closets on both bedrooms.
I look forward to your suggestions!