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 believed you may get pleasure from seeing the modifications we’re going to make. Our transform 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 just a few concepts for the best way to make our new home our personal, however a couple of 12 months in the past it morphed right into a bit larger mission involving an addition and a model new kitchen.
The short backstory for those who’ve forgotten or are new right here, we invited my mother and father to maneuver in with us once we purchased this home they usually had the concept so as to add a small suite for themselves to the again of our home. Regardless that it’s a really small addition, it was sophisticated to design. It took plenty 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 pop 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 had been concerned to ensure it will all work and be accredited for permits as we anticipated.
The addition will affect our house in just a few methods, so from there I started drawing out flooring plans for our personal transform. Our fundamental flooring is pretty compact at round 800 sq. ft 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 modifications occurring with including mother and father’ suite, and that we actually wish to profit from what we’ve got so this residence can 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 residence so we needed to make use of our current house properly. Except for of the addition for my mother and father’, we’re not including any further sq. ft, we’re merely rearranging how we are going to use the house!
Right here is our CURRENT flooring plan:
My mother and father may have a again door from their suite, however our current door within the mudroom must be eliminated with the addition. One of many first choices we needed to make was to discover a new manner 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 may mirror the French doorways within the entrance of the home reverse this room.). The home windows can be repurposed, which I’ll clarify beneath.
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 submit!).
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 transform so as to add new home equipment, however to relocate the kitchen similtaneously 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 move 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 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 can be in a middle island with a view by so many home windows and French doorways as we do dishes! It would additionally present a snug connection and examine by the opposite rooms and happenings on the principle flooring, however is “tucked away” sufficient behind the home to really feel like its personal particular quieter nook of the house, relatively 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 all over the place.
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 fireplace pit within the again yard) and most significantly, expanded room to be collectively in a single space for vacation and household gatherings.
You possibly can see beneath a fowl’s eye view of how our kitchen and eating house can be related and laid out as soon as the transform is full. There are additionally exterior elevations from the again of the home so you may get an concept of the modifications that may occur there as properly. 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 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, akin 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!
Under 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 submit.
Under is the earlier than and after of the again exterior of our home. Within the ‘after’ you’ll see my mother and father’ addition on the left, and on the appropriate the brand new French doorways which can be situated 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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