In the process of closing escrow on a home. Currently, when you walk in, there is a semi closed off dining area to the left, a hallway to the right (that leads to bed and bathrooms with closets on the left side). A few steps in, you'll see an open walkway into the long galley style kitchen or the main living room to right. I would like to knock down a couple of the walls and open the space up. Please see attachment floor diagram that I created via MS Visio. They are about as accurate as I can get them for relatively quick measurements and limited tools.
As I mentioned in the previous prompt, I would like to knock out the wall separating the kitching/dining room, the wall separating the kitchen and living room, and the closet spaces between the living room and hallway. Please see the attachment. The walls highlighted in red / orange are the walls I would like to knock out. Red means that I believe they are load bearing, but I am not 100% sure.
I am hoping to achieve a very open style for these three rooms. I do want to keep the bedrooms and bathrooms somewhat separated off so the living room will have the one wall that is not highlighted. Once the space is opened up, I am open to considerations of moving things around. The diagrammed sink/counter/kitchen layout is drawn just for reference to the as-is design. However, do take into account potential construction cost of re-routing plumbing and gas.
Additionally, as this is a place that I hope to do a lot of hosting and having friends over; I hope to incorporate some form of kitchen island for friends to hang out. The kitchen will be a focal point. And I would love to be able to utilize some sort of island or bar concept to cook/entertain.
I would not mind continuing to work with the designer after the competition.
- Consider that the existing kitchen will be gutted in that the cabinet and counters will be removed
- Consider the high desire for a kitchen island. Initial thought was to have kitchen where the stove exist and knocked down wall, but do have some concerns that it may making the living room area too small. Open to other locations / ideas with that.
- I will most likely go with an ikea based kitchen for the cabinets (and potentially kitchen appliances too). I may use something other than ikea for the range hood (performance over design in this particular appliance).
- Desired appliances: Deluxe/large range/cooktop, fridge, dishwasher, oven (open to single or dual design).
- Consider the sliding patio door that will lead into a patio area for folks to hang out and the flow of kitchen --> patio as well
- Overall budget for living room / kitchen remodel is about $30,000 including appliances, furniture, etc. Less worried about actually getting a dining table for now.
- Capability to keep within overall budget
- Utilization of open space with particular attention to kitchen layout and how that interacts with the living space. Line of sign from kitchen to TV is very nice to have. I believe the key challenge would be to maximize as much kitchen and living room space as possible.
- Utilization of Ikea Kitchen
(1) GROUND PLAN VIEW: Scale 1/4"-1' (or 1/50)
(2) SECTION-ELEVATION VIEWS: : Scale 1/4"-1' (or 1/50)
(X) PERSPECTIVE/AXONOMETRIC VIEWS: showing kitchen/dining and living rooms.
[Deliverables would include a complete interior design plan, including room layout, recommended furniture, color schemes, wall coloring, window treatments, rugs, accessories, etc. If a realistic 3D rendering could be done, that would certainly be helpful. We would appreciate specificity down to brand and model of furniture and other items, brand and color of paint for walls, etc.
Any documents that can be presented to a contractor for work, scoping and quoting considerations would be highly beneficial.]
MATERIALS FROM CLIENT:
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Location of Project is:
2116 Alta St, Los Angeles, CA 90031