Jul 12, 2020 10:14 pm
We are looking to build on to the front of our property to have extra living space and master bedroom. We are looking at lounge area on bottom floor and master bedroom on top around 6.5x6.5m in size. It is a single storey house (with proposed double storey extension on front).
Thought I would see if anyone had any thoughts on proposed first draft plans. First image is current house plans and second is proposed ground floor and third is proposed top floor. There is a door to the outside in the living room to patio that is not on the image.
I would prefer the WIR/Ensuite on the opposite side of the master bedroom given the plumbing is on that side and I think the outlook to the other side would be better. Street is the RHS of the plans.
Existing House Plan
Proposed Lower Level
Re: House Extension2
Jul 13, 2020 2:02 pm
i'm wondering why the extension doesn't use the maximum available space as the master suite is quite small and if the bathroom and wiw were added to the other side (next to the stairs) more space would be lost to make a small hallway from the stairs to the bedroom but, stairs on the carport side would also have challenges..what is the required set back from the kitchen side of the house to the new downstairs and the required distance to the new upstairs from both sides and front boundary? do you really need the extra font entry and front roof overhang, do you plan to use all the old study for the laundry and, the room next to the kitchen is called living dining but, although there's space for a good sized dining table, there no space for a lounge and if you add extra doors out to the patio that restricts furniture placement even more ..it also looks like the old patio is not covered and the new patio and carport will shade that side of the house and potentially make inside very dark..have you made provision for skylights over the dining area?
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Jul 13, 2020 11:35 pm
Thanks for the reply oklouise. We were intending to keep the width of the extension the same as the current house but would need to check the required side extension. The idea of having the top smaller than the bottom storey was to allow some variation in the front facade.
The two doors in the study is actually the laundry. We are not sure what we will use the rest of the room for yet. There was thought of using part of it to use as a Walk in Pantry. We have not designed the kitchen area as yet as the main purpose for putting what we have there at this stage is to remove the load bearing wall. Still need to work on layout of the actual kitchen.
Just to clarify the patio is covered already. I hadn't put a lot of thought into the house being dark but that is a good point, i wil think about it a little more. Some great thoughts, thank you!
Re: House Extension6
Jul 25, 2020 11:43 am
thanks for sharing..i can't help have an opinion and that's better than the original but try without the extra door from bedroom to ens or at least use a cavity slider and downstairs draw a 1m wide pathway across the rooms where you need to walk and place some furniture around the room and it looks like you have a diagonal path from front door to kitchen...my suggestion with the stairs along the other side is that all the walking happens in one pathway and leaves so much more space around the living area and master bedroom with view through the void above the stairs but you need to have what feels comfortable for you
Re: House Extension8
Jul 25, 2020 2:35 pm
Just thought I would let you know what I have been thinking. I have been playing with the design, and thinking of something like this.
does your plan mean that the master staircase is open to the floor below?
Re: House Extension9
Jul 25, 2020 3:11 pm
No that would not be my intent. I am intending that it would be fully enclosed downstairs with a half wall upstairs.
After @oklouise's thoughts, I am looking at flipping the stairs to the opposite side, similar to their initial idea but with a similar ensuite/WIR layout to I had. oklouise came up with a good plan.
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