Aug 22, 2019 10:41 am
I am just wondering if anyone is able to help us out with a few ideas regarding this floor plan for land we are looking at purchasing. We are wanting to add a second lounge room or small study but cannot think of any way to re-config the layout. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
Re: Help with Floor Plan3
Aug 22, 2019 12:26 pm
You seem to have length but lack width so try to work with what you have.
Is there a reason you want the master at the front or could you place a lounge where this is and move all that side back (but this will reduce your backyard)? Does your WIP need to be across from your kitchen or could it be behind the rear kitchen wall adjoining the bedroom? Does the hall have to run straight from front to back or could you create a bend and enter from say the right hand side to open up the kitchen more? Does your laundry need to be a room or could it be a cupboard or across the rear wall of the garage (not it's own room)? Other than that I think you'd need to look at going up.
Re: Help with Floor Plan5
Aug 26, 2019 10:06 am
What is the orientation of the block OP?
The orientation of your home will play a huge part in the comfort of you home, & in the cost incurred for heating/cooling your home.
Have a read of this extremely informative government website to get an idea of the ideal orientation for a home in Australia.
I'd recommend not just reading the section on orientation, but the entire section on "passive design".
But a brief summary would be to say, that in Australia the sun is in the northern sky. So build with your living areas facing north. These will be warmed by the sun in winter, & shaded by eaves in summer. Locate the garage & rarely used rooms (like bathrooms & the laundry), as these will protect the home from hot afternoon summer sun.
Looking at your original plan. If you have a northern frontage, much of the northern sunlight will be wasted on your garage. Your living areas would face south, so would be dark, & cold in winter.
But if you have a southern frontage, the living areas would face north, & be nice & light, & warmed by the sun in winter. However, the bedrooms would have west, & would be very hot on summer evenings. The floor plan could be flipped though, so the bedrooms face east, & the garage & bathrooms face west, perfect!
See how orientation will play a HUGE difference in the comfort of a home.
Best of luck with your build.
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