We are SO ready to get past the design phase! And we think we may be close! As you will see in the video, the key changes to the design are this:
- orientation semi-flipped and rotated to accommodate river view
- some downsizing of living area
- no need for 3rd story view area
- better work-flow area for me
- consolidating fireplaces
The photos I took of our brainstorming scratches on this design are a bit dark. If you right click to open them in a new tab, you can zoom in to make them easier to read, but they flip upside down for some reason?
but the adjustments mostly consist of
- linen and bathroom cupboards
- increasing garage and shop size
- shelves in the hallway from garage to kitchen
- outside stairs (which are mentioned in the video)
Robyn did send us an updated version of the upper level with dimensions since the meeting, so that we could figure out if it allows for enough kitchen cupboard space. There are so many windows in that room, it was hard to tell. However, after Greg measured everything at our current home and calculated what the new kitchen would have, it is about the same.
Hopefully we can have the blueprints for applying for septic and building permits very soon. We probably need to do to the house “siting” on the property first, so we will be trying to find a balance between giving Robyn time to work and keeping the project moving forward at a good pace!
After the video of her explaining her design, I have added a YouTube video she found of a builder explaining how he did the very thing we are hoping to do with stacking the garage and shop. Without further ado, here is a more complete tour of the riverside redesign:
The practical next steps seem to be knocking down weeds on the lot and getting a 3-D model out there. That is still not quite concrete enough progress for us, though. (can’t decide if that is a pun in this scenario…) We are hoping for real world signs of construction in our near future.