Thoughts on Floor Plan Change & Budget

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  1. Brady

    Brady Well-Known Member

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    Looking to purchase this property.
    This is my current thought on the floor plan change
    approx budget ~$152k can give approx breakdown if interested.

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    Approx costing.

    Electrical $10,000
    Flushing $5,000
    Bathrooms $25,000
    Kitchen $20,000
    Flooring $15,000
    Rendering $8,000
    Eves $4,000
    Exterior Cladding $4,000
    Windows $2,000
    Internal Walls $4,000
    Laundry $6,000
    Theatre $5,000
    Insulation $3,000
    Air-Con Repair $3,000
    Alfresco $5,000
    Painting $6,000
    Landscaping $4,000
    Carport $6,000
    Doors $1,500
    Fixing $1,500
    Wardrobes $5,000
    Plumbing $3,000
    Demo/rubbish $6,000

    $152,000
     
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    Changes look good, is it an old house? the current floor plan is..different
    Did you get a builder to give you a quote for the $152K figure?
     
  4. Brady

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    Haha current floor plan is a nightmare 4 massive rooms (family, rumpus, theatre & games)
    No idea what the previous owner was doing, there have been 4 extensions.
    Yes estimate from a builder, note some rooms aren't complete and every room needs to be redone.
     
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    Westy is the floor plan queen. I'd be trying to open it up ...some serious thought needs to go into that one..

    PPOR ?
     
  7. Westminster

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    I do love a good floor plan rejig :)

    Are you averse to a master bedroom upstairs? Cos I have heaps of ideas but where the master goes will help me decide where to put everything else
     
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    Haha thought you would be all over it.

    It was more so to do with cost.

    With the current floor plan switch there wasn't much change
    - Kitchen went into the next room
    - Ensuite created in the next room
    - Laundry in the same place
     
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    What's the theatre made out of? Looks like it was extensoin #3 and might be not brick??
     
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    Haha yes that was 1 of the 4 extensions. It's not completed, blue board and frame atm :)
     
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    For 150k I wouldn't be happy with that floor plan.
    Have you engaged a drafty or builder yet?

    Master upstairs is the go, as per the Queen stated. Huge master retreat and bang the plumbing out the wall to the ground level, easier than the re-jiggy-jig going on
     
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    @bob shovel spoke with builder - he didn't mind the plans as least amount of moment.
    Haven't locked in a plan yet - need to get the property for the right price.
    Approx costing was off that current plan, if can get better plan/price happy days.

    What didn't you like about the plan?
    There is also thought of having a wall/nib in the master to have a study/retreat
    Would also give a sound barrier and mean not direct off the living area.
     
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    Editing

    I couldn't find my liquid paper so couldn't correct my mistakes :p

    I'm commandeering the theatre for the master bedroom - put some nice french doors out onto new alfresco and it will be lovely. Probably just a row of robe along the boundary wall
    Current laundry will become the ensuite
    Move the kitchen into the rumpus area.
    I'd love to get rid of the wall with 2 french doors but assuming it's a load bearing wall to the attic so it will still need some piers/small walls.
    Behind the kitchen will be new laundry and scullery with door access from carport (yay for bringing in groceries)
    The funny cupboard behind the stairs could be a pantry
    Ignore wall at entry - keep this as a big lounge still
    Old kitchen will be a study or additional bedroom
    Existing pantry can be a walk in linen
    Upstairs can be games/new theatre
     
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    @Westminster you're definitely a master at this.
    That would be some serious kitchen/dining/living area.
    And Master taking advantage of the back room would be nice.
    Keeping the living their would be idea for entry feature
    Would need to get a window back on bedroom 3 and maybe the study.
     
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    You could turn the servery window into some glass for light to the study and leave it as a study.
    But yes I think Bed 3 deserves a window even if it's onto the carport.
    The dimensions for the rumpus I assumed went all the way to the boundary wall so I don't think the kitchen will be massive - just an island and a long bench along the scullery wall.

    If you need something load bearing for the island bench area for the second story/attic then here are some ideas

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    I thought adding a second storey would soak up a lot of the $150k
     
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    It already has the second storey. Yet another large living/entertaining area.
     
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    I didn't get a chance to have a good look this arvo but Westminster has come up with a great layout that feels like it will pull the house back into a solid layout rather tacking on another Reno like the previous work completed

    If I get a sec I'd like to get my crayons out and see what I can come up with
     
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    @Westminster yes definitely load bearing walls for upstairs. So do like the ideas. If the island was go where the wall was... are you suggesting a double island? Otherwise the gap to the other cupboards would be pretty large. If kept it as a wall the kitchen would look like of closed in?
     
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    At first I took the measurements literrally and thought the kitchen was much bigger so drew 2 islands but on reflection felt the measurement was actually to the boundary wall so if I assume the kitchen is around 3-4m wide then just a nice large single island and line of kitchen on the right hand wall

    If you could measure it, that would help with the context.

    PS most of those islands are around 1400mm deep so almost double depth.
     
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