A brand new yr, a brand new kitchen on the best way! Appears like a enjoyable new yr to me :). Final yr 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 would possibly 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 the best way to make our new home our personal, however a few yr in the past it morphed right into a bit larger mission involving an addition and a model new kitchen.
The fast backstory for those who’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. Regardless that it’s a really small addition, it was difficult to design. It took a number 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 present structure.
My mother and pa 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 have been concerned to verify it could all work and be authorised for permits as we anticipated.
The addition will influence our area in a couple of methods, so from there I started drawing out flooring plans for our personal transform. Our most important flooring is pretty compact at round 800 sq. ft and the rooms are all linked, so any change to at least one impacts the remainder.
Given the updates we would have liked to make associated to adjustments occurring with including mother and father’ suite, and that we actually wish to benefit from what we’ve got so this dwelling might be loved by our complete 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 dwelling so we needed to make use of our present area nicely. Excluding of the addition for my mother and father’, we aren’t including any extra sq. ft, we’re merely rearranging how we’ll use the area!
Right here is our CURRENT flooring plan:
My mother and father 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 choices we needed to make was to discover a new approach for us to get out to the yard! We solely had one elective place for the door to be positioned, so we determined to interchange 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.
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 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 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 transform so as to add new home equipment, however to relocate the kitchen concurrently 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 visitors circulate 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 cozy for the 2 of us to make use of in varied methods all through the day, in addition to create more room 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 via so many home windows and French doorways as we do dishes! It should additionally present a snug connection and think about via 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, fairly than being the focal point.
As we rearrange these areas, with out including any sq. footage to our residing areas, we’re capable of create extra storage and counter area in addition to extra pure mild and respiration room all over the place.
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 fashion, 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’ll be able to see under a chook’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 may get an concept of the adjustments that can occur there as nicely. I’ll share extra particulars in regards to the addition in future posts!
Keep tuned for my subsequent reworking replace, I’ll share images of two of the fashion 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, similar to our cupboard fashion and the brand new eating room mild 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 possibly can see it specified by this birds-eye view! I’ll share extra particulars on the addition in a future publish.
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 fitting the brand new French doorways which might be positioned 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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