I think we may have our final floor plan! I have read every one of your comments and absolutely loved hearing all your ideas and suggestions. There were some great ones and a few that got us to look at things differently, which was fantastic. That’s why you should live with your plans for a while and show them to lots of people for feedback. Because when you’ve looked at them a hundred times you sometimes miss things that others will see with fresh eyes.
So, we’ve taken all the suggestions and this is the plan we’ve come up with.
We’ve taken some space from the garage, which was already huge, and increased the size of the laundry to have a full wall of linen/storage cupboards. I don’t know why I didn’t do this before, but I guess I just explained that in my first paragraph! Now I can’t imagine not having that storage, so I’m so glad we’ve added it. The good things about this is the garage is still very wide, so there is still plenty of room to have shelves and storage on the side walls as well. If you notice there is also a roller door on the other side of the garage, so if you have a boat or trailer you can drive it through. This was pretty much Phil’s one contribution to the design, but I think it’s a great one! Not that we will ever have a boat, but I think it’s a great selling point if we put it on the market.
We’ve kept the ensuite as it was, but taken the storage square that was accessible from the garage and made it open into the house. This will be great for suitcases, golf clubs etc.
Then there’s the main bathroom, where I have gone with a modified version of option 3 (from the last post.) Now that we have the linen cupboard in the laundry we could get rid of the cupboard we had outside the bathroom and bring the toilet forward. I was worried a vanity in the toilet may feel too cramped, so I got rid of that. I agree with those that said you can use the main vanity, particularly now it’s separate from the bath and shower.
I have moved the bath and the window over to the right, so the shower space will be longer and wider. Then there will be a nib wall and a cavity slider door to close off the bath and shower if you need to. I would expect it would stay open most of the time, particularly while the kids are small, so I will still get my pretty picture of the vanity and then bath under the window.
The nib wall from the vanity will be a bit like this one, with a sliding door that can join to it if needed. It’s also a nice way to show off your feature tiles.
I am really happy with this design and think it was an awesome team effort in designing it! Funnily, I rang the our design manager at Scott Salisbury Homes to discuss the plans and she said ‘I’m here with the designers, we’re reading people comments to see what they like.’ So there you go! The floor plan was supposed to be pretty much locked it, so they’ve been wonderful in making all these changes and giving me options, to make sure I was totally happy. And now I am!
(Now I just need it to look like this! Isn’t it gorgeous. It will be a similar layout, but with the shower behind the nib wall next to the vanity. And how gorgeous are those floor tiles.)
So let us know what you think, we all can’t wait to hear your feedback!