I’ve posted the original floor plans already, this about what I plan to do…. maybe.
- I’ve reconfigured the hall to put in a downstairs WC – there is a decent amount of space below the floor and a manhole right outside the front door so I think this location should be ok.
- Sadly I’ve lost the vestibule so I’ll have to get a door with a high energy rating and have parcels delivered to Dad’s or work.
- I’ve moved the door into the extension between the (current) vestibule and the kitchen – unfortunately that wall is load bearing (it holds up the purlin in the roof) so that might be tricky.
- I’ve made the extension fully openplan – so will need one massive steel. I tried just about every configuration to keep part of the wall but none of them really worked.
- The back of the house is south facing so I wanted to keep the kitchen on north wall.
- As there is no downstairs shower room I’ve gone for a combi boiler and put it pretty much where the mains pipe come in, between the kitchen and as close as possible to the upstairs bathroom and new WC.
- I can’t have bi-fold doors all the way along the back as that would be a beam on top of a beam but I’m hopefully going to have the extension as light as possible – probably with some skylights in the lean-to roof.
- Of course I’ve put in a ridiculously large dining table and sofas but as only the kitchen is fixed there lots of scope to move stuff around.
- No more wall between the toilet and the bathroom.
- The hot water cylinder will be removed as I’m having a combi (and a new one wouldn’t have fit in that cupboard anyway). In the space where the cylinder was (and a bit more borrowed from the little bedroom) I’ve put a shower but as that wall is load bearing (it holds up the purlin) it will need a lintel (yes, that’s the same load bearing wall I’ve put a lintel in downstairs as well – eek!).
- A driveway between the tree and the oil tank (that involves putting an opening in the stone wall in a conservation area, getting approval from highways and protecting the tree roots for forestry).
- A new shed 🙂
- Oh, that bullet hole at the top is a firepit – I’d forgotten I’d put that there.
Anyway, this is where I got to on my own but as much as I love plans I realise I need to get a pro on the case.