A brand new 12 months, a brand new kitchen on the best way! Feels like a enjoyable new 12 months to me :). Final 12 months I shared about our reworking plans together with the earlier than images (discover them right here). I haven’t but posted the ground plan so I assumed you would possibly take pleasure in seeing the modifications we’re going to make. Our rework ought to start within the coming weeks (!!!!!!), we’re so excited!
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This mission has been a very long time coming. We moved right here within the fall of 2021 with a couple of concepts for tips on how to make our new home our personal however a few 12 months in the past it morphed right into a bit larger mission involving an addition and a model new kitchen.
The short backstory when you’ve forgotten or are new right here, we invited my dad and mom to maneuver in with us after we purchased this home and so they 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 lots 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 current structure.
My mother and pa drew many 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 accredited 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 principal flooring is pretty compact at round 800 sq. ft and the rooms are all linked, so any change to at least one impacts the remaining.
Given the updates we would have liked to make associated to modifications occurring with including dad and mom’ suite, and that we actually wish to take advantage of what we have now so this dwelling can be loved by our complete household for years to come back, we arrived on the plans I’ll share under.
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 current house nicely. Apart from of the addition for my dad and mom’, we’re not including any further sq. ft, we’re merely rearranging how we’ll use the house!
Right here is our CURRENT flooring plan:
My dad and mom may have a again door from their suite, however our current door within the mudroom should be eliminated with the addition. One of many first choices we needed to make was to discover a new approach for us to get out to the yard! We solely had one optionally available place for the door to be positioned, so we determined to switch home windows you see under 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 can be repurposed, which I’ll clarify under.
After 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 concurrently different tasks associated to the addition.
Swapping the places 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 stream between rooms. It additionally opens up extra choices for wanted storage and helpful house all through.
A brand new eating nook can be created with a banquette and storage built-ins, and several other home windows can be relocated to the previous kitchen house. These updates will make this house cozy and comfy for the 2 of us to make use of in numerous methods all through the day, in addition to create more room to collect as a household.
I’m very excited that with the kitchen relocating to our former eating room, the brand new sink can be in a middle island with a view via so many home windows and French doorways as we do dishes! It is going to additionally present a snug connection and look at via the opposite rooms and happenings on the primary 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 focal point.
As we rearrange these areas, with out including any sq. footage to our residing areas, we’re in a position to create extra storage and counter house in addition to extra pure gentle and respiratory room all over the place.
We discovered devoted house for numerous 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 model, make espresso, as nicely higher connection to the outside (we have now 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 under a fowl’s eye view of how our kitchen and eating house can be linked and laid out as soon as the rework is full. There are additionally exterior elevations from the again of the home so you may get an thought of the modifications that can occur there as nicely. I’ll share extra particulars concerning the addition in future posts!
Keep tuned for my subsequent reworking replace, I’ll share images of two of the model setters we purchased for our kitchen: our beautiful new vary (and her identify!) and our fairly kitchen faucet. I’ve so many design particulars I can share, too, resembling our cupboard model and the brand new eating room gentle fixture I simply ordered! Subscribe to my emails HERE to get all future updates!
Under is the plan for our up to date kitchen and eating space so you possibly can see it specified by this birds-eye view! I’ll share extra particulars on the addition in a future put up.
Under 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 suitable the brand new French doorways which can be positioned within the new kitchen.
We’re so excited for this mission and may’t wait to share the method with you alongside the best way.
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