I have so much I want to share with you, but first things first. This post is dedicated to the floor plan. When I first looked at my crappy house, I immediately knew I wanted to do some renovating. I seriously thought this could be accomplished in 2 months. By me. (Yes, really.) This was the first of many delusions. This first picture shows the house as I bought it. It’s typical. (You can click on any image to get a closer look.)
I knew right away that the wall between the living room and kitchen needed to go. I also knew that I would eventually want to finish the basement and I definitely wouldn’t want to have to go into the garage to get there, so that meant moving that wall too. Add in the bay window and that’s all of the structural changes that I wanted to accomplish. In two months. Alone. (Seriously.) Here’s the plan:
The best part of this plan was being able to do a more intelligent kitchen layout. The old layout was crappy. The new plan creates a return wall so the fridge has a new home and I have space for an island where the wall used to be. I was also able to include a small alcove by the garage door for Egor’s litter box. Yes, I thought of everything…
I’m a visual person and, luckily, I’ve got mad skills, so I did a quick 3D sketch of my renovation plan to see how things would look before I started. Below you’ll see a photo taken from the front door and a rendering from that same view.
Let me know what you think. Post a comment below!