Floorplan help please!

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  1. housechopper2

    housechopper2 Well-Known Member

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    Calling the brains trust!

    Can you please help us determine the most cost effective way to make this floor plan a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house?

    The backyard is north facing. The laundry and store rooms at the rear will be demolished as they are not within the main houses existing footprint.

    we don’t need a bath in either bathroom, and are happy with a euro-laundry.

    thank you all in advance!
     

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  2. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    Before looking further, can the front door be moved to the right so the "entry" becomes an ensuite to the bedroom behind it?

    You'd lose the spacious entry but depending on style of house, this could work.

    And you say the laundry, store and covered area will be demolished, but will you be wanting to rebuild that area to become part of the living area, or will they simply be demolished?
     
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    housechopper2 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Wylie - yes the front door can be moved.

    We were hoping not to extend the house out further but could consider extending to where the existing laundry/store is if budget allows.
     
  4. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    So you are making the house smaller (ie taking off laundry) but you want to fit a laundry and another bathroom in the existing house space?

    That's going to take a lot of compromises to make it happen.

    Do the dimensions of the bedrooms include the wardrobe space of is it those dimensions plus an extra 500mm for the robes?
    Are the walls internally timber framed?
    Is the floor concrete or floorboards?

    Idea #1
    - make the front RHS bedroom the master and put an 1500mm x 2900mm ensuite in the bedroom above it and create a door way using part of the robe.
    - with the remaining part of the bedroom above the master create a bathroom that is 1500mm x 2900mm with access off the hallway
    - with the last remaining part of the room create a euro laundry with doors opening into the hallway
    - ok so we now have a master and 2 bathrooms and a euro laundry......
    - create a wall that goes from the LHS bedroom that goes all the way up to the kitchen to the edge of the old bathroom. You now have an area roughly 4200mm x 6000mm. Split it in half and create 2 bedrooms 4200 x 3000mm.

    I can't confirm if my way is cost effective as I moved a whole bathroom but it did keep everything in the footprint and moving might be cheaper than extending

    Idea #2.
    - increase the size of the existing bathroom out to the edge of the hallway. Split this into 2 creating an ensuite accessed from the front LHS bathroom and a small bathroom with access from the hallway.
    - leave RHS bedrooms as they are
    - put a euro laundry in the front entrance or carve some area off the front RHS bedroom and have a euro laundry access from hallway


    Idea #3
    - what @wylie said :)
     
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  5. housechopper2

    housechopper2 Well-Known Member

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    thank all for these great ideas. @Westminster , the walls are timber construction, floors are timber on stumps.

    we really like your Idea #2, so are in the process of drawing up some floor plans to ensure we can fit everything in.

    it is a lot to squeeze into a small space!

    will report back where we get to.
     
  6. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    From the looks of it each bathroom in scenario 2 could be 2m x 2m

    I have a bathroom design that might work for that shape and goes well if you use a cavity slider - it's 1800mm x 2100mm internally

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    korando1234 Well-Known Member

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    Something to consider for option 2 is a skylight to allow natural light in
     
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