Last post I told you about a cute little fixer upper that my Daddy and I are working on. Today I am going to share with you the floorplan as it existed when he bought the house and the evolution of the plan as it exists today. I will attempt to explain my thoughts throughout this process as I worked my way not only toward a plan that functioned well but that was aesthetically pleasing AND was easiest on the budget.
|So this is the floorplan we started with.
There is a nice, big living room that you walk in to with a formal dining room on the left.
|Off the dining room is a small very ill-configured kitchen with a rotten floor and rotten cabinets.|
|My biggest concern was with the bedrooms and bath. We are expecting to rent this to three college girls.|
|1. One bedroom is very small with no closet and it opens directly off the living room.|
|2. Second bedroom is a good size but the door from the carport opens into this bedroom. Say what? And the closet is tiny.|
|3. Third bedroom is a thoroughfare from the kitchen to the hallway which leads to the only existing bathroom.|
|4.There is no laundry room and no place for the water heater.|
|As you can readily see, all of these issues had to be addressed first before we could even think about aesthetics.|