You guys, I loved reading the comments you left about our cute little peanut – it’s apparently true, a mom can never hear (or read) enough about how adorable her kid is. :) So thanks!
Over at the flip, things are moving right along. Among other carnage, the kitchen has gone from this:
and the master bath went from this:
I’m a happy camper.
Last week I showed you what the flip looks like, but I thought you might be curious about the layout and the changes we plan to make to it.
Above, you can see the original floor plan – I know it’s a little small, so just click on it to see a larger image if you’d like (then use your “back” arrow to get back here). As you can see, the house is big!!
Below are the changes to the floor plan that we already have in progress.
Let’s start at the front of the house – I won’t go into the little changes, like removing columns, and will just focus on the big stuff. (To see photos of the house click here.)
What used to be the formal living room will now become sort of a butler’s pantry, bridging the gap between the kitchen and dining room with lots of useful goodies – a built-in desk area and then a beverage center like the one at our house that will be great for entertaining. We went back and forth with a zillion ideas of how to use this space (more on that later) and we hope this is the right call!
The wall between the formal living room and the breakfast room is gone now – yay!!! The space already feels so much more open.
The kitchen has obviously been gutted, and we also widened the opening between the breakfast room and the family room and plan to add a peninsula in the kitchen on that wall perpendicular to the fireplace (does that make sense?) instead of the hutch that was previously in that space.
The half bath off the laundry room just didn’t work for us – there’s no way anyone would send their guests through the laundry room to use the bathroom, and the only other accessible bathroom was attached to the master. Since we want the master bath to be private and we’re closing off that doorway to the hall, that meant all guests have to use the 1/2 bath in the laundry room – no bueno. Because of that, we chose to turn that half bath into a pantry and make a new half bath off the hallway, taking in the hall closet and part of the master bathroom. Problem solved!
Well, kind of.
By closing off the door to the hallway and making the master bath private, we created a new problem – that fourth bedroom no longer has access to a full bath. After lots of deliberations (more on that later – I’ll do another post about the other floor plans we considered), we decided that the fourth bedroom would become a study (it already has tons of built-ins) and the new owners could use it as a bedroom if they really want. Was that the right call? I guess we’ll see.
The only other big change to the floor plan is the master bath – it’s getting a huge switcheroo. We lost some space to the new half bath but we gained space by incorporating the dressing area, so we have room for a giant double vanity and an even more giant two-person shower (so excited about that one!!!) and a big toilet closet and lots of closet space. I think it’s going to turn out really nicely.
So now you know how we’re changing the floor plan at the flip! What do you guys think?