Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Floor Plan Metamorphosis- First Floor

Metamorphosis is a funny word.

Floor Plan Week continues with the first floor.

How did we get from this...

Main Level
Original plans found here

to this....

We reversed the plans to better fit our lot.

We added a mudroom. Our first house lacked any area to place your coats/shoes when walking in the door.  We stored our shoes in the pantry. That's sick.  We knew a mudroom was a must-have! Especially with our lovely Iowa winters. 

After much debate, we added an office. We had originally planned to use the dining space as an office but changed our minds because:
    • Other homes in our price range have dining rooms and although we plan on living here forever, we didn't want to do something to hurt the resale of the home. 
      • Adding square footage increases the building cost but also increases the value of a home.  We had to look very hard at our budget when making this decision.
    • Offices are usually messy (at least ours is) and that would be the first thing you see when you walk in the door. 
    • I fell in love with an office in a Parade Home. It had a double sided fireplace and it was perfect and cozy and I needed one just like it!  Enough said.
In the kitchen we added a few more cabinets and an island.  We had an island in our previous house that we loved. The island also provides additional seating for entertaining.

We added a pantry inside a support column to increase storage space.

Most everything else stayed the same!  That's why we chose this plan as our inspiration...and the circular staircase and 2 story living room had me drooling all over my keyboard. Seriously.  It was gross.

Tomorrow we will look at the changes on the 2nd floor.

1 comment:

  1. i LOVE the circular staircase...do you have a picture of it in any of your posts? I would love to see!
    I love hearing how you came to your different decisions, too!


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