Now that we have free reign with the floorplan, I have to get my butt in gear and figure this puzzle out. I was informed that the plumber is coming on Monday, so I only have this weekend to finalize everything. Yikes! Talk about pressure. Here is what I have, but since we are losing 4" on the perimeter of the house on one side to fix the structural issues, I have to remeasure this weekend to make sure it will all work and that you will be able to brush your teeth without having to stand in the bathtub. :) Wish me luck.
Sorry it is so light - I had to quickly draw this in pencil and haven't had time to put some ink on the plan. As you can see, we are taking down the wall between what used to be the living room and the bedroom and turning it into a combo living/dining room. It will open to the kitchen, which used to be another bedroom. The giant rectangle in the kitchen is the double sided fireplace. The previous dining room will be divided to make an office/bedroom as well as a bathroom, laundry room, and closets. Towards the back of the house will be the other bedrooms. The master will be in what used to be the kitchen. We will also turn the old gigantic pantry into a master bath and take a bit of room for the master closet. On the other side of the house will be the guest room. This will also have an ensuite and closet. I love this new layout so much more because I feel like there is a LOT less wasted space. We have more room to entertain, and I love how the side porch now opens up into the kitchen instead of the guest bedroom. What do you guys think? Anything you would change? I would love to hear your ideas! Speak now or forever hold your peace. ;)