We’ve now got the initial plans from our architect for the attic and the kitchen / dining room and we’re so excited to see them 🙂 He’s sent over a few options for us for the attic room –
We weren’t sure which option to go for at first, with options A and A1 the staircase would go upwards away from our current stairs which would give us a cupboard in the middle bedroom to replace the hall cupboard that we’ll lose in the upper hall whereas in option B the staircase would follow the original stairs which allows the area next to the dormer to be maximised. We would however lose the cupboard in the middle bedroom and the upper hall if we went with option B.
After a lot of consideration we realised that even although option B will give us a very slightly smaller attic room the layout of the final room was better. The room is going to be used by my husband as a workshop but ultimately we’d like to be able to use it as a bedroom and we had to think about where we would be able to place the bedroom furniture. Option B just seemed to have a much better flow to it.
The plans for the removal of the wall between the kitchen and dining room downstairs were fairly straight forward –
Now that we’ve made a decision on which initial plan option to go for the next step is to draw up the plans in more details and to apply for a building warrant.
We’re really excited and just can’t wait to get started on our renovation project 🙂