and modified it:
- Expand the whole back half 1m i.e. Rumpus/Kitchen/Family/Laundry/Bath/Children’s Activity/Bed 5/Ensuite all 1m deeper
- Add 5th bedroom (Bed 4) and Children’s Activity, expanding width 3-4m
- Lengthened (i.e. left to right) Garage and Rumpus 1m
- Widened (i.e. top to bottom) Garage to fit 3rd bay/store and extend pantry (butlers pantry)
- Widened Master Bed 1m (not sure about this one)
- Encroached Laundry/Bathroom and Bed 4 onto Lounge and Family to allow WIR’s to be moved between rooms and expand Children’s Activity
- Expanded Ensuite Shower, added bath, moved toilet, changed to double vanity
- Bathroom - changed to double vanity
- Toilet – Added small sink (with the help of the extra 1m overall width)
- Kitchen – changed to island bench - just trying to give the basic idea of layout at this stage
- Moved fridge to create hidden entry to pantry
- Sunroom – squared up room, stacker doors
- Added Alfresco
Sorry the dimensions aren't drawn on. I made my changes in Paint!
Although I have been in email contact with the builder, I am yet to meet with them. They have given us many photos and addresses for drive-bys and they come highly recommended in our area, so it is quite likely we will build with them. I wanted to post my modified plan here to see if there are any useful tips or critiques regarding my layout. It's by no means final - just trying to come up with something workable before having it drawn properly.
The house will sit in a flat location on about 25 acres - the house running along the longer side. So we are after that farmhouse-ish spread out type of front elevation. Also the rear of this plan would face almost due North, so we are trying to come up with something which takes advantage of that. So long as we can afford to do so, the triple garage, 5th bedroom and generally fairly large house are more about future value than our own needs. I just don't think it makes sense to build a little house on a big block.
Edit: I forgot to point out that our building envelope is 30m x 30m, hence the sideways garage.