Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Plans

When I was ten years old, I found a book of house plans at my grandparents and became obsessed with floor plans.
I even started drawing my own plans for a house that I would build someday.
Finally, that day is here, so grab your magnifying glass and let me walk you through.

Beginning with the first floor, which isn't very exciting is the before plan and proposed plan.
Included on the first floor is the two car side by side garage--a premium in San Francisco.
Two guest suites separated by a very long hallway because of the garage, but at the east end is the family room which opens to an enclosed courtyard.

The biggest change is reconfiguring the bedroom next to the family room which originally was accessed from the family and had an outside door.  The outside door is now gone and access is from the hall, making this suite private and secure.  This will by my mom's room.

Upstairs, the living room and dining remain the same, but the master bedroom and bath expanded with a new master dressing room.
We lost the fourth bedroom, but gained a dream closet!
In the kitchen, we repositioned and raised the height of the windows on the north side to allow for the kitchen sink.  New windows look into the atrium.  I'll create a sitting area in front of the windows.

Last week, we met with the window and door guy.  Originally, we were only replacing the kitchen windows but now almost all the windows will be replaced with new energy efficient windows.
The living room and dining room windows will remain.

I have a lot of decisions to make, so I'm back on Pinterest, big time!
You can check out my SF House Ideas board here.

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Lori E said...

Very exciting. Can't wait to see the progress in photos.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

This is amazing...can't wait to follow along!!!!
I love the plans. Great changes!!

Thehouseofhampton said...

I miss your old house, but it's a temporary miss. Soon your new house will have my heart racing. I'm looking forward to seeing whats to come!!!
The House of Hampton

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

I too have been obsessed with floor plans since finding a book of house plans at my grandparents house around the same age! Since you have several years experience now, I can't wait to see this one come together!! :)

Kathy Walker said...

Wow...amazing. I can hardly wait to see how it turns out.

Leslie @ Segreto Secrets said...

This is so exciting! It must feel like a dream come true to be pursuing your childhood dream - enjoy every minute!!
xo. Leslie
Segreto Finishes

Sarah said...

Exciting, Delores. The floor plan looks very comfortable to me. You are going to have fun with this project. I enjoyed looking at your Pinterest Board.

Cyndy said...

Wow! This is going to be amazing! Thanks for sharing your new plans!

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