I'm looking for the best possible layout to improve function/livability of my second story. I want plans for the major construction elements - where to build closets, doors, windows, layout the bath and the bedroom furniture placement to help me understand the flow/use of the space. I am not looking for a full design with finishes, colors, flooring, lighting etc.
Scope of this effort: Create an overall floorplan for a master suite (reconfiguring bedroom 3 and the addition) including a bath and please also review layout for the existing 2nd story bath and suggest improvements.
- Bedroom 2 should not be touched at all.
- The interior of Bedroom 1 is not be impacted as I hope the improved closet space can come from the existing Bedroom 3.
My 2nd story project will extend existing small bedroom (number 3) with an addition over the first floor (sunroom, 1/2 bath, and kitchen) to create a master suite. It will be an L shaped space, so what is the best flow?
- Bath in master must include: 2 sinks, a shower, and laundry (stackable is OK). (The existing 2nd story bath has a tub, so its OK if master doesn't have one or has tub/shower combo). I don't want to invest too much space in the bath as I don't have a lot to work with, but I also don't want it too cramped. Storage in the bath would be a nice to have as well. Maybe pocket doors to help save space?
- Need to include space for master closet as well as space for a closet for adjacent bedroom (bedroom number 1) that shares a wall with as the closets (in bed number 1 and 3) now are 20.5 inches deep and not functional.
- Plan for a queen-sized bed in the master
I want to achieve a space that feels comfortable and current, while fitting into the character of my home built in 1925. My ceilings are about 8 ft high, original trim on windows, crown molding, original single panel doors w/glass knobs, radiators for heat, etc.. This space is on the back of my home, facing the alley, so I'm open to different (cost effective) roofline options if you have suggestions.
Maximize use of the space - need to make it worth the investment to do the build.
The master suite bath must stay on the northwest side (adjacent to existing bath).
End result has to feel as if it belongs in my house.
Functioning closets (in master suite & bedroom 1 are critical).
Sufficient windows to make sure it's not dark or cave-like.
Note: I removed Section and/or Elevation drawings from the submission doc's as the Elevation depicting the back of the house with the new roofline for the addition, is a nice to have, but it is not necessary
Affordable construction from designs is critical (e.g. keep master bath adjacent to existing bath)
Meet Design Goals
Great use of space - maximize use of sq footage