A brand new yr, a brand new kitchen on the way in which! Seems like a enjoyable new yr to me :). Final yr 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 assumed you may get pleasure from 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 number of concepts for find out how to make our new home our personal, however a couple of yr in the past it morphed right into a bit larger mission involving an addition and a model new kitchen.
The short backstory in case you’ve forgotten or are new right here, we invited my dad and mom 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 a variety 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 had been concerned to verify it could all work and be accepted for permits as we anticipated.
The addition will affect our house in a number of methods, so from there I started drawing out ground plans for our personal rework. Our important ground is pretty compact at round 800 sq. ft and the rooms are all related, 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 profit from what we’ve got so this dwelling will likely be loved by our complete household for years to come back, we arrived on the plans I’ll share beneath.
A lot thought has gone into what selections would make sense for our wants and our household! Each sq. inch issues in a smaller dwelling so we needed to make use of our present house nicely. Aside from of the addition for my dad and mom’, 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 ground plan:
My dad and mom may have a again door from their suite, however our present door within the mudroom should be eliminated with the addition. One of many first selections we needed to make was to discover a new manner for us to get out to the yard! We solely had one non-compulsory place for the door to be situated, so we determined to switch 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 will likely 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 publish!).
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 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 circulate between rooms. It additionally opens up extra choices for wanted storage and helpful house all through.
A brand new eating nook will likely be created with a banquette and storage built-ins, and a number of other home windows will likely 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 numerous methods all through the day, in addition to create more room to assemble as a household.
I’m very excited that with the kitchen relocating to our former eating room, the brand new sink will likely be in a middle island with a view by so many home windows and French doorways as we do dishes! It should additionally present a cushty connection and consider by the opposite rooms and happenings on the principle ground, however is “tucked away” sufficient behind the home to really feel like its personal particular quieter nook of the house, somewhat than being the focus.
As we rearrange these areas, with out including any sq. footage to our residing areas, we’re capable of create extra storage and counter house in addition to extra pure mild 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’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 will likely 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 may get an concept of the modifications that can occur there as nicely. I’ll share extra particulars in regards to the addition in future posts!
Keep tuned for my subsequent transforming replace, I’ll share pictures of two of the model setters we purchased for our kitchen: our pretty 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 mild 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 publish.
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 fitting the brand new French doorways which will likely 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 way in which.
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