A brand new 12 months, a brand new kitchen on the way in which! Seems like a enjoyable new 12 months to me :). Final 12 months I shared about our reworking plans together with the earlier than pictures (discover them right here). I haven’t but posted the ground plan so I assumed you may take pleasure in seeing the adjustments 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 a couple of concepts for find out how to make our new home our personal, however a couple of 12 months in the past it morphed right into a bit greater mission involving an addition and a model new kitchen.
The short backstory should you’ve forgotten or are new right here, we invited my mother and father to maneuver in with us after we purchased this home they usually had the concept so as to add a small suite for themselves to the again of our home. Despite the fact that it’s a really small addition, it was difficult to design. It took loads of detailed planning to have the ability to match what was wanted into the very restricted area we had in addition to to tie it into current 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 verify it will all work and be accredited for permits as we anticipated.
The addition will affect our area in a couple of methods, so from there I started drawing out ground plans for our personal transform. Our most important ground is pretty compact at round 800 sq. ft and the rooms are all linked, so any change to 1 impacts the remaining.
Given the updates we wanted to make associated to adjustments occurring with including mother and father’ suite, and that we actually wish to profit from what we’ve got so this house might be loved by our entire 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 house so we wished to make use of our current area nicely. Except of the addition for my mother and father’, we’re not including any extra sq. ft, we’re merely rearranging how we are going to use the area!
Right here is our CURRENT ground 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 selections we needed to make was to discover a new method for us to get out to the yard! We solely had one elective 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 might 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 area our personal. I had my eye on a extremely 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 transform so as to add new home equipment, however to relocate the kitchen similtaneously different initiatives 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 area for our household with simpler site visitors move between rooms. It additionally opens up extra choices for wanted storage and helpful area 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 area. These updates will make this area cozy and comfy 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 means of so many home windows and French doorways as we do dishes! It’s going to additionally present a snug connection and look at by means of the opposite rooms and happenings on the primary ground, however is “tucked away” sufficient in the back of the home to really feel like its personal particular quieter nook of the house, slightly 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 area in addition to extra pure gentle and respiratory room in all places.
We discovered devoted area 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 nicely 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 under a fowl’s eye view of how our kitchen and eating area might be linked and laid out as soon as the transform is full. There are additionally exterior elevations from the again of the home so you will get an thought of the adjustments 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 pictures of two of the type setters we purchased for our kitchen: our beautiful new vary (and her title!) and our fairly kitchen faucet. I’ve so many design particulars I can share, too, resembling 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’ll be able to 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 mother and father’ addition on the left, and on the correct the brand new French doorways which might be positioned within the new kitchen.
We’re so excited for this mission and might’t wait to share the method with you alongside the way in which.
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