IMPROVE BEDROOMS, CLOSETS AND BATHROOMS WITHOUT ADDING SPACE

22108   Non-Addition 2nd Floor

CREATING SPACES tm           by Marcia Lyon

A good master bedroom is an important element in any home. The people paying the mortgage deserve to have a better bedroom/bath set up than the children.  Master bedrooms should be the largest bedroom, followed by smaller ones.

Master bedrooms should have ample closets, volume of space, and a private bathroom connected to the bedroom.

PROBLEM

The three bedrooms (A, B, C) in this home were various sizes, with the master bedroom (B) occupying the smallest one. I had two closets (D) and an ordinary sized bathroom (E).  Bedrooms (A & C) had small closets (I & J).  The hall bath (F) was minimal in space and had a lack of storage.

These homeowners wanted and up-to-date master bathroom and a slightly larger bedroom for themselves.

SOLUTION

Bedroom (A) was the same size as bedroom (C), but bedroom (A) had plumbing adjacent to it, so we decided to develop this as the Master bedroom (G).  To create a walk-in closet (H), we combined the two closets (I & J).

The new master bathroom (K) consumes the back part of bathrooms (F & E), extending slightly into bedroom (B). The closet (L) for bedroom (B) is tucked beneath the shower extension.  Bedroom (C) gets two new closets (M).

The hall (N) at the top of the stair has changed in configuration and is brightened with a skylight (O).
An additional window (Q) makes the path to bedroom (B) more pleasant.

A new hall bath (R) has a nice layout and a skylight (P).

Two new linen closets (S & T) add storage to both the hallway (N) and the master bathroom (K).

MARCIA LYON is a professional remodeling designer and freelance writer, producing projects locally and several other areas across the US and Canada. Like Creating Spaces on Facebook! Reach Marcia at archimeatus@gmail.com; or phone 515-991-1300.   Her website is http://www.creatingspacesdesign.com

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A HOME GROWS WITH THE FAMILY AND THEN CHANGES ONCE MORE FOR MAIN FLOOR LIVING

22107  Age in Place Addition

CREATING SPACES tm           by Marcia Lyon

There are still plenty of homes with owners who stay through one full lifetime, or even one or two generations.  That used to be the rule, but our population became more mobile and now, some families stay only a few years in a home. When they outgrow it, they shop for another. In the case where a young couple buys their first home and expands it as their family grows. Eventually the situation is living without grown children and the couple wants a home they can live in until they die.  At each stage, the home is modified.

PROBLEM

The main house (A) was a small rectangle, with the entrance (B), living room (C), a dining room turned into an office (D), a kitchen (E) and a half bath (F), plus an upstairs (G) for the bedrooms and full bath.

As the family grew, these homeowners built an addition (H) 15 years later to need a family room. This gave them the space they needed while their children grew up. It wasn’t well planned out because the kitchen (E) became an interior room, and the new family room was long and narrow.

Fast forward to the time the original couple was older and wanted a bedroom on the first floor.  A look at their plan told them that they could not just slam a new bedroom onto their house without creating a Frankenstein.

SOLUTION

We took advantage of the family room (I) space and converted the front of it into a master bedroom (J).  The closets (K) in the office (D) were modified to open on the bedroom side, and the office (D) was then closed off to make the office into a separate room.

To make a bathroom for the new master bedroom, we added to the existing half bath (F) to create a ¾ bath (L).

The other end of the former family room (I) was perfect for the new kitchen (M). This open kitchen has an island and two closet style pantries (N).  Notice the column (O) on the end of the island. This is extremely important because that was the corner of the original house and had to support the upstairs. There was an existing foundation in the basement that supported the column from below.

The family entry (P) became an open entry and added circulation space (Q).

The homeowners wanted a dedicated dining space beyond the stools at the island, so we did have to build a small addition (R) that resembled a sunroom. This delightful new space was light, bright, and with all sorts of views.

The postage stamp size deck (S) expanded to become an expansive outdoor entertaining room (T). It still serves the family entry door and is also accessed by new French doors in the living room (C) and a door from the dining room (R).

We talked about moving the laundry up from the basement, but the homeowners preferred to keep it in the basement.  All people that are older aren’t completely opposed to stairs!

MARCIA LYON is a professional remodeling designer and freelance writer, producing projects locally and several other areas across the US and Canada. Like Creating Spaces on Facebook! Reach Marcia at archimeatus@gmail.com; or phone 515-991-1300.   Her website is http://www.creatingspacesdesign.com

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TRAFFIC MATTERS…. GOOD HOUSE FLOW IS A MUST!

22106   Non-Addition

People should have some sort of transition when entering their homes.  An exterior door that opens abruptly into a living space, with no accommodation for incoming “stuff” that we carry in and out, is simply – inadequate. And in areas where there is snow and cold weather, the incoming door should have places for coats, boots and shoes.

PROBLEM

This brick bungalow in the Midwest had very an extremely small front vestibule (A) that offered no space to greet visitors or even to move bodies to access the tiny coat closet. The fact that the front door is vestibuled is good because it potentially can keep out some cold air when the door is opened.

The exterior door most used is the one on the side (B), just off the driveway. This also is less than ideal for many reasons: 1.) people have a view of the basement stairs (C) which is not usually attractive 2.) one must negotiate steps immediately upon entering the house 3.) all traffic passes through the kitchen, which can disrupt activities in the kitchen 4.) incoming “stuff” usually gets dumped on the kitchen counters and the floor, creating more chaos 5.) the kitchen (D) is small and is usually reduced to being just a hallway.

The dining room (E) is also a pass-through room but is usually dormant and not used so passing through is not a big issue.

The living room (F) is large and is the room most used in the house.

There is a sunroom (G) right off the dining room. This should be an asset because it has windows all around with great views of their expansive backyard but somehow it became the “junk room”, a place for furniture and stuff not used.  You could live in this house and not even recognize there is a room there.

The remainder of the house is two small bedrooms (H & I) and a full bath (J).  the finished half story (K) has one large room.

SOLUTION

I determined that the kitchen (D) needed to be moved and that space should be used as a family entry (L).  I saw the side door (B) as a liability, but it stayed put to access the basement in one straight shot.  A door was added (M) to close off the view of the basement stair. A new exterior door (N) is now the main backdoor that people use when coming in from the garage (O) or the driveway. This new family entry has everything…a “to go” counter and cabinet for items coming or going, a bench, a shoe tower, a coat closet and even a pantry (P) for the new kitchen (Q). We built a small deck (R) that ties to the backdoor (N) and has French doors from the kitchen for direct from the garage or for serving food outdoors.

The kitchen (Q) is a simple L shape with expansive counters.  The corner sink gives views in two directions of the backyard.  The island is perfect as a prep space, eat-on feature, and even as a staging spot for grilling out or buffet surface.  The kitchen brings lots of light into the house, however, occasionally it would be nice to close it off because of cooking smells/noises or private conversations. We added white glass barn type doors for that purpose.

The dining room (E) got larger by eliminating the china cabinet.  Some people like them but they are no longer a ‘must’ to display fine china and crystal.

MARCIA LYON is a professional remodeling designer and freelance writer, producing projects locally and several other areas across the US and Canada. Like Creating Spaces on Facebook! Reach Marcia at archimeatus@gmail.com; or phone 515-991-1300.   Her website is http://www.creatingspacesdesign.com

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ADDITION NOT NECESSARY – JUST MOVE THE KITCHEN

22105   Addition

Why, when a family is cramped for space, the idea of adding square footage is all they can think of? Additions aren’t always the answer.  The typical new room generally hangs off the back of the house, often carving a traffic path right through existing rooms. Even more troublesome, additions may eclipse already dark rooms by adding more distance to daylight. I am not opposed to additions by any means.  They must be thoughtfully laid out – quantity of square footage doesn’t always present the best solution.

PROBLEM

The owners focused on their cramped kitchen (A) complaining (as usual) of not enough storage space.  The eat-in kitchen was also the only access (B) to the backyard. They thought if they could just build an addition (C) to push the kitchen out further, it could solve all of their kitchen problems.  Little thought was given to what the former kitchen (A) space would become.

Lacking outdoor entertaining and cook-out space, they wanted to establish an outdoor space – out past the kitchen addition (C).

The living room (D) wan a nice size and proportion, but traffic, with groceries, went from the garage (E) went through a sliding glass door in the dining room (F) and across part of the living room (D) to get to the kitchen (A).

There was no family entry so, coats, books and other items were dropped along the path to the kitchen.  It seemed to me that the dining room (F) was in what was an old porch. If that is the case, continuing to use it would require checking the footings and the structural elements to ensure that it is sound.  Likely there are no heat ducts for the dining room.

The homeowners thought that when the contractor was there building the kitchen addition, it would be smart to square off the building by including an addition (G) to the garage (E).

SOLUTION

My natural conservative approach to spending my client’s money made me really question if two additions were really needed. `The traffic from the garage really bothered me, so I gave the garage addition (G) more thought. What was needed was transition space, so I created a family entry (H) and a laundry room (I).  Next, I created a new kitchen (J) in what was the dining room, and opened it up to the living room (D). I have often written about not exposing the entire kitchen to the living room so that you are not sitting on the couch looking at the refrigerator, so appliance placement was important.  I added two skylights (K) to lighten both the kitchen and the living room.  I made sure that there was a new glass door (L) out to the new deck (M).

The former kitchen space (A) was repurposed into a great dining room with French doors (O) out to the deck (M).

The front hall coat closet (P) was converted into a closet for cleaning supplies, and a new, larger coat closet (Q) finished off the entry space.

MARCIA LYON is a professional remodeling designer and freelance writer, producing projects locally and several other areas across the US and Canada. Like Creating Spaces on Facebook! Reach Marcia at archimeatus@gmail.com; or phone 515-991-1300.   Her website is http://www.creatingspacesdesign.com

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UNSTIFFEL A CLOSED-OFF HOUSE

22104 Addition

CREATING SPACES tm           by Marcia Lyon

We used to live in houses that were much more compartmentalized than what we desire currently. Not every can or should be blown wide open. I don’t think that it is particularly nice to see the kitchen when people come in the front door; that is unless the house is a one room cabin!

PROBLEM

This colonial house had a few problems beyond having closed-off spaces.  For one, the only outdoor entertaining space is a deck (A) off the solarium (B), remote from the kitchen (C). It is a nice space to visit with people in the pool (D) but not convenient to bringing food and drink outside. The exterior door (E) most near the kitchen is on the basement stairway landing (F), right next to one of the world’s smallest half bathrooms (G) which is unfortunately also used for people to change into their bathing suits – ouch!

The solarium (B) is a lovely room but too narrow for good furniture arrangements.

The kitchen (C) is somewhat fragmented with the refrigerator across the room. This kitchen does have a nice alcove for a table for two.

Parking is either in the driveway (I) or beyond in the detached garage (not shown).

The homeowners wanted a more welcoming kitchen, better flow throughout and to have the house relate better to the in-ground pool (D).

SOLUTION

An addition was necessary, so I started with adding a porch (J) to the back of the house as an entry to the kitchen from the garage or driveway parking.  This porch continued to a larger deck (K) following the back wall of the house, offering plenty of places to grill out and serve food.

The back door (E) and landing (F) was changed to enter on the house floor level by adding stairs to the basement run (L) effectively creating a connection (M) from the living room to the kitchen (N).  The tiniest half bath (G) was removed and a larger one (O) added, large enough to serve as a changing room while still maintaining a close proximity to the swimming pool (D).

Just inside of the new back porch (J) is a family entry (P) with coat closet, hooks, and a bench. Steps inside is a large expansive kitchen (N) with a skylight and larger casual dining space with views oriented towards the pool (D).

The solarium (B) width is expanded by adding an oversize bow bay window, creating another delightful place to spend time in this now attractive and highly functioning home.

MARCIA LYON is a professional remodeling designer and freelance writer, producing projects locally and several other areas across the US and Canada. Like Creating Spaces on Facebook! Reach Marcia at archimeatus@gmail.com; or phone 515-991-1300.   Her website is http://www.creatingspacesdesign.com

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UNSTIFFEL A CLOSED-OFF HOUSE

22104 Addition

CREATING SPACES tm           by Marcia Lyon

We used to live in houses that were much more compartmentalized than what we desire currently. Not every can or should be blown wide open. I don’t think that it is particularly nice to see the kitchen when people come in the front door; that is unless the house is a one room cabin!

PROBLEM

This colonial house had a few problems beyond having closed-off spaces.  For one, the only outdoor entertaining space is a deck (A) off the solarium (B), remote from the kitchen (C). It is a nice space to visit with people in the pool (D) but not convenient to bringing food and drink outside. The exterior door (E) most near the kitchen is on the basement stairway landing (F), right next to one of the world’s smallest half bathrooms (G) which is unfortunately also used for people to change into their bathing suits – ouch!

The solarium (B) is a lovely room but too narrow for good furniture arrangements.

The kitchen (C) is somewhat fragmented with the refrigerator across the room. This kitchen does have a nice alcove for a table for two.

Parking is either in the driveway (I) or beyond in the detached garage (not shown).

The homeowners wanted a more welcoming kitchen, better flow throughout and to have the house relate better to the in-ground pool (D).

SOLUTION

An addition was necessary, so I started with adding a porch (J) to the back of the house as an entry to the kitchen from the garage or driveway parking.  This porch continued to a larger deck (K) following the back wall of the house, offering plenty of places to grill out and serve food.

The back door (E) and landing (F) was changed to enter on the house floor level by adding stairs to the basement run (L) effectively creating a connection (M) from the living room to the kitchen (N).  The tiniest half bath (G) was removed and a larger one (O) added, large enough to serve as a changing room while still maintaining a close proximity to the swimming pool (D).

Just inside of the new back porch (J) is a family entry (P) with coat closet, hooks, and a bench. Steps inside is a large expansive kitchen (N) with a skylight and larger casual dining space with views oriented towards the pool (D).

The solarium (B) width is expanded by adding an oversize bow bay window, creating another delightful place to spend time in this now attractive and highly functioning home.

MARCIA LYON is a professional remodeling designer and freelance writer, producing projects locally and several other areas across the US and Canada. Like Creating Spaces on Facebook! Reach Marcia at archimeatus@gmail.com; or phone 515-991-1300.   Her website is http://www.creatingspacesdesign.com

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE STREET IN FRONT OF YOUR HOUSE IS REMOVED?

22103   Non-Addition Backwards House

Houses are designed to orient towards the street outside. An entrance brings people into the more ‘formal’ part of the house and the more private areas are beyond. But what happens when the city, township or town makes changes to the surrounding areas and suddenly your street is abandoned, replaced by a large earth fall off and down to a new highway?  Happily, a new street was added, but it was behind the house!  These changes also consumed the backyard. The plan needs to be completely re-thought.

PROBLEM

This colonial home was built in 1903. The original house (A) and must have had a small addition on the back for the kitchen and a back porch.

Years later, after the street was stolen, someone built an addition (B) was built and a new entrance (C) was established on the side. This provided ample room for a large, open kitchen (D) and dining area (E).

And finally, the last addition (F) was added for a family room (G). This was on the new front of the house.

The entire house was two stories and the homeowners added a second stair (H) because the primary stairway (I) was far away and enclosed with doors.

The furnace flue (J) was stuck in the middle and was eventually removed when a PVC ducted furnace was installed.

Parking (K) was along the side of the house with no garage.

This house had some serious plan issues that made living in it awkward.

SOLUTION

One particularly important change was to rebuild the front stairway (I) orienting the opposite way. The original front door was eliminated, and we added a closet (L) in what was the small foyer.  We were able to open the living room (M) and with some changes in windows, the den became a sunroom (N), with small French doors at the entrance.   This new sunroom takes advantage of the south side.

A coffee bar (O) was added next to the half bath.

French doors (P) are added to access the new and spacious deck (Q) that replaced the concrete slab that was used for entertaining. This helps to visually widen the house at the center.

The dining (E) is flex space as it was before.  On occasions where many people will be dining, the table has lots of room to grow.

A walk-in pantry (R) is great to store countertop appliances, food, etc. The kitchen (D) is re-worked (S) to include a large peninsula (T) with stools on the family room side.  This effectively opens up and connects the kitchen (S) to the family room (G). This was made possible when we re-routed the stairway (H) to go along the side wall and not separate the family room addition (F).

MARCIA LYON is a professional remodeling designer and freelance writer, producing projects locally and several other areas across the US and Canada. Like Creating Spaces on Facebook! Reach Marcia at archimeatus@gmail.com; or phone 515-991-1300.   Her website is http://www.creatingspacesdesign.com

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EVALUATE AND RE-IMAGINE ALL SPACES FOR ULTIMATE EFFICENCY WITHOUT AN ADDITION

  by Marcia Lyon

22102   Non-Addition

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When spaces are not ‘defined’ for a specific use, they become collecting spots for miscellaneous things that have no home. Each area of your home should be defined, providing logical use of each function.

PROBLEM

This home is on a corner lot in a historic area of town. The lots are close together and the property lines dictate to a large degree, what can be done with the house. Corner lots effectively have two “front setbacks” as far as the city is concerned, further restricting buildable land.

The homeowners already chose to re-direct traffic to the driveway side, where family and friends park. They made the decision to convert the former front porch (not sown) to useable space in the home. This was the only way they could expand their house.

The entrance (A) was always used, so they improved it to treat it as the main entrance of the home.

Guests could go straight into the living room (B) and dining room (C).

The kitchen (D) is somewhat obscured from the more formal spaces. The end of the kitchen (E) is something like a ‘no man’s land’ and collected ‘stuff’ over time. There was not a door to access the diminutive backyard (F).  The occasional time the family used a grill, it was outside on the driveway (G).

The homeowners wanted to update the kitchen and just generally reevaluate their space. They didn’t like the idea of formal and informal space because they wanted to (and needed to) live in every part of their house.

SOLUTION

Their side entry (A) needed a small gable roof (H) to provide some cover for the door entering right off the driveway.  This addition is both visually appealing and practical.

The living room (B) was large but not laid out well for furniture. With the addition of a wall (I) the living room furniture was more contained, and the French pocket doors allow the sharing of natural light and can contain some sound.  The large windows in the living room offer nice views of greenery on their non-buildable land.  Nicely landscaped, the views are stupendous.

Although the living (B) and dining (C) rooms are combined under a lovely, beamed ceiling, I felt that too much space was dedicated to the dining table, which was rarely used.  I added another large window and centered a round table under one of the beams, tucking it closer to the exterior wall.

Grilling outside was done on the driveway (G) without a graceful path from the kitchen.  I chose to add a back door (J) and small entry deck (K), providing a close spot for grilling and a more direct way to get into the kitchen (D). Creating this new entry, a bench and coat hooks were added.  Also in this space is a closet style pantry which helped this kitchen with few wall cabinets.

The table in the kitchen (M) was more of an obstacle than a help since the tabletop was 30” high and had four chairs around it. When the appliances were rearranged, it made more sense to make an island as more prep space, storage, and eat in feature. Hopefully with the dining area (C) improvements, more meals will take place there.

A refrigerator and range are not really great neighbors. Both take up space and a range requires elbow space with counter on both sides.  The refrigerator moved to the end by the new pantry (L), and we sacrificed one window to do this.  Also, there is a relationship between the refrigerator and the microwave because almost everything you put into a microwave comes from either the refrigerator, freezer, or sink. This appliance should be a raised to be at the cook’s eye level, with counter space below.

MARCIA LYON is a professional remodeling designer and freelance writer, producing projects locally and several other areas across the US and Canada. Like Creating Spaces on Facebook! Reach Marcia at archimeatus@gmail.com; or phone 515-991-1300.   Her website is http://www.creatingspacesdesign.com

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ILLCONCIEVED STAIRWAYS AND ENTRIES KEEP THIS HOME FROM FLOWING

22101   Non Addition

CREATING SPACES tm           by Marcia Lyon

Stairways that look (and feel) like afterthoughts degrade the value of the home. They certainly don’t have to be a prominent feature but if your only way upstairs to the bedrooms is through a weird closet in the kitchen, that can impact daily life.

Houses get changed through the years and those changes are not always well thought out. Usually, people make a reactive change to their homes to solve an immanent problem, sometimes creating uncomfortable proportions and peculiar roof lines.

Back up, take a breath and work the plan for good traffic patterns, views, and proportions.

PROBLEM

This story and a half home was probably built in the 30’s.  I suspect there had been a porch (A) for the front door (B) instead of a concrete stoop.  Guests enter the home in an oversized living room (C). There is a fireplace (D) that is not in an ideal location, but I’d rather save money and keep it where it is and make it work.

A very large dining room (E) is next, with a den (F) off it.  The next room is the kitchen (G), which is isolated from the living space.  A half bath (H) opens off the kitchen, which most people would find objectional. Another door in the kitchen exposes a fairly tight and dark stairway (I) up to the two bedrooms and full bath (not shown) upstairs.

A former porch (J) off the dining room (E) must have been nice or at least functional at one time, but now, it is where the stair to the basement (K) was put.  An awkward double stair with a landing is how the side yard is accessed (L). This is essentially the back door – but to nothing because no outdoor living space was developed.

The laundry is in the basement, so this stair is used at least once a week.  Since the porch was so chopped up, it wasn’t good for anything except accumulated junk.  It was full.

This whole house made me feel uncomfortable and the homeowners felt the same. They had lived in the home for 8 months and knew that they wanted some big changes!

SOLUTION

With no garage or desire for one, they were happy with parking in the circle drive. The front door (B) needed a porch (A) to identify the entrance. I claimed this end of the living room (C) for an entry (M), coat closet (N), and stairs up (O) and down (P).  We made a dramatic statement by removing the ceiling in the living room (C), resulting in a cathedral ceiling.

The kitchen (G) was relocated into the dining room (E), making the island a main gathering spot for the house. I recessed two closet style pantries (R) into the existing den (F).  The den door (S) was put in the living room (C).  A built-in desk made this more abbreviated space work efficiently.

The porch was rebuilt and made to be heated and cooled with the house.  The new dining room (J) is more convenient and has a view.

The tiny half bath (H) was enlarged, and a window added.  Now, it is off a hall and not the kitchen. The former stair up (I) and what remained of the kitchen made a great laundry room (T).  A new, short hall (U) is the way everyone can access the new deck (V), bringing people out to enjoy the newly landscaped side yard. This new back door (full glass) is not far from the kitchen and dining rooms.

MARCIA LYON is a professional remodeling designer and freelance writer, producing projects locally and several other areas across the US and Canada. Like Creating Spaces on Facebook! Reach Marcia at archimeatus@gmail.com; or phone 515-991-1300.   Her website is http://www.creatingspacesdesign.com

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DON’T PUT UP WITH AN ACKWARD KITCHEN! 

Most kitchens are built on an exterior wall so that there can be a window over the sink.  Through various remodelings, some of these kitchens turn into interior rooms with either no window or borrowed light which means that the space can see natural light from another place.  This is less than ideal.  Also, even though everyone now is making the kitchen the focal point of the house, it still needs to have direct access to the outdoors for cooking out and entertaining outdoors.

 

PROBLEM

This 1960’s ranch, with three bedrooms and hall bath (not shown) had a series of rooms along the back wall of the house and left the kitchen (A) ‘hanging’ between the living room (B) and a back door (C) on to a balcony.

The garage (D) with its tiny family entrance (E) brought family members across the dining room (F) [and the carpet] to get to the kitchen (A).

The front entry (G) was rarely used because it was far away from the pavement.

Across the back is a rather small family room (H) with a door outside and a dated and unused wet bar; a laundry room (J) that walks through to the ¾ bath (K).  The owners had no idea why there should be a small shower in this small bathroom.

The kitchen (A) is divided into small pieces that don’t provide efficiency in cooking. The back part of this kitchen had a small table in the corner and a door to the outside onto a balcony with no stairs down to the yard.

The homeowners wanted more backyard access and a better kitchen. They liked the idea of ‘open concept’ but didn’t know how to achieve it.  They wanted their family room to have more use and came up with the idea of a sun room for their many plants.

 

SOLUTION

I claimed more room for the family entry (E) by adding IN to the existing space.  This is an important function and it needs to relate to the kitchen.

We bumped out 6 feet for a conservative kitchen addition (L).  Three nice windows over the sink visually connect the kitchen (M) with the backyard.  A generous island is the spot for dropping off groceries and keeps visitors on the non-cooking side of the kitchen.

The family room (H) changed into a sun room by adding a tile floor, additional windows and a glass door out onto a new deck (N).  This deck steps down onto a brick terrace (O) and then back up again onto another deck (P) that is an extension of the balcony.  This offers great circulation between the house and outdoor entertaining.

The ¾ bath (K) was converted into a better ½ bath (Q) that backs up to a new laundry room (R).

The dining was shifted over to ‘tuck’ into a corner and visually enlarge the living room.

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MARCIA LYON is a professional remodeling designer and freelance writer, producing projects locally and several other areas across the US and Canada. Like Creating Spaces on Facebook! Reach Marcia at archimeatus@gmail.com; or phone 515-991-1300.   Her website is http://www.creatingspacesdesign.com

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