A brand new 12 months, a brand new kitchen on the way in which! Feels like a enjoyable new 12 months to me :). Final 12 months I shared about our transforming plans together with the earlier than pictures (discover them right here). I haven’t but posted the ground plan so I believed you may get pleasure from seeing the adjustments we’re going to make. Our rework ought to start within the coming weeks (!!!!!!), we’re so excited!
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This challenge has been a very long time coming. We moved right here within the fall of 2021 with a couple of concepts for learn how to make our new home our personal, however a few 12 months in the past it morphed right into a bit larger challenge involving an addition and a model new kitchen.
The short backstory in the event you’ve forgotten or are new right here, we invited my dad and mom to maneuver in with us after we purchased this home they usually had the thought so as to add a small suite for themselves to the again of our home. Although it’s a really small addition, it was sophisticated to design. It took a number of detailed planning to have the ability to match what was wanted into the very restricted house we had in addition to to tie it into present structure.
My mother and pop drew a lot of the preliminary plans for his or her addition themselves. However then architectural drawings needed to be made and a structural engineer and different professionals have been concerned to ensure it could all work and be permitted for permits as we anticipated.
The addition will impression our house in a couple of methods, so from there I started drawing out flooring plans for our personal rework. Our predominant flooring is pretty compact at round 800 sq. toes and the rooms are all related, so any change to 1 impacts the remaining.
Given the updates we would have liked to make associated to adjustments occurring with including dad and mom’ suite, and that we actually wish to profit from what we’ve got so this dwelling might be loved by our complete household for years to return, we arrived on the plans I’ll share beneath.
A lot thought has gone into what decisions would make sense for our wants and our household! Each sq. inch issues in a smaller dwelling so we wished to make use of our present house properly. Excluding of the addition for my dad and mom’, we aren’t including any further sq. toes, we’re merely rearranging how we are going to use the house!
Right here is our CURRENT flooring plan:
My dad and mom may have a again door from their suite, however our present door within the mudroom must be eliminated with the addition. One of many first selections we needed to make was to discover a new approach for us to get out to the yard! We solely had one non-obligatory place for the door to be situated, so we determined to interchange home windows you see beneath throughout the again of the home (within the present eating room) with French doorways (that can mirror the French doorways within the entrance of the home reverse this room.). The home windows might be repurposed, which I’ll clarify beneath.
Once we purchased this home we deliberate to get new home equipment for the prevailing kitchen and to do some minor updates to make the house our personal. I had my eye on a very fairly vary from day one (which is now in my storage, I’ll share extra about it in a followup put up!).
However as we began to get settled in the home and the addition plans took form, we realized in the long term that it made good sense for us to not simply rework so as to add new home equipment, however to relocate the kitchen similtaneously different tasks associated to the addition.
Swapping the areas of the kitchen and eating space made a lot sense for us for a lot of causes. This one change will join the lounge to the eating space, which creates extra versatile house for our household with simpler visitors move between rooms. It additionally opens up extra choices for wanted storage and helpful house all through.
A brand new eating nook might be created with a banquette and storage built-ins, and a number of other home windows might be relocated to the previous kitchen house. These updates will make this house cozy and cozy for the 2 of us to make use of in varied methods all through the day, in addition to create extra space to collect as a household.
I’m very excited that with the kitchen relocating to our former eating room, the brand new sink might be in a middle island with a view by so many home windows and French doorways as we do dishes! It’ll additionally present a snug connection and look at by the opposite rooms and happenings on the principle flooring, however is “tucked away” sufficient in the back of the home to really feel like its personal particular quieter nook of the house, moderately than being the focus.
As we rearrange these areas, with out including any sq. footage to our dwelling areas, we’re in a position to create extra storage and counter house in addition to extra pure gentle and respiration room in all places.
We discovered devoted house for varied zones the place household may have extra room to assist with preparations and hang around collectively as we put together meals, set the desk, serve meals buffet type, make espresso, as properly higher connection to the outside (we’ve got a hearth pit within the again yard) and most significantly, expanded room to be collectively in a single space for vacation and household gatherings.
You may see beneath a hen’s eye view of how our kitchen and eating house might be related and laid out as soon as the rework is full. There are additionally exterior elevations from the again of the home so you will get an concept of the adjustments that can occur there as properly. I’ll share extra particulars concerning the addition in future posts!
Keep tuned for my subsequent transforming replace, I’ll share pictures of two of the type setters we purchased for our kitchen: our pretty new vary (and her title!) and our fairly kitchen faucet. I’ve so many design particulars I can share, too, similar to our cupboard type and the brand new eating room gentle fixture I simply ordered! Subscribe to my emails HERE to get all future updates!
Beneath is the plan for our up to date kitchen and eating space so you may see it specified by this birds-eye view! I’ll share extra particulars on the addition in a future put up.
Beneath is the earlier than and after of the again exterior of our home. Within the ‘after’ you’ll see my dad and mom’ addition on the left, and on the precise the brand new French doorways which might be situated within the new kitchen.
We’re so excited for this challenge and may’t wait to share the method with you alongside the way in which.
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