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Here we go- early stage layouts- advice sought (help me please!)

12 years ago

Everyone has been so helpful with my random questions to date- thank you! I'm slightly more organized now and have actual pictures of as is, what I like and then some proposed layouts (rough!). I would love advice.

Here are the pictures in photobucket:¤t=untitleda.jpg

Here is a PDF of all pictures and wants list in google aps:

I dont know if I am doing the links right. If not, I will retry.

Here is my master plan/list of what I want:


Aesthetic is European (Tuscan, French country) Old World/Handcrafted, Eclectic. Relaxed elegance. Warm tones, patina, vintage, but all modern implements. Like juxtaposition of rich fabrics (velvets, silk) and textures (venetian plaster) but needs to be kid-practical.

First Level General:

 New Wide Plank Distressed Hardwoods throughout- prefer 3, 5, 7 inch random- Medium dark walnut finish

 Replace all brass fixtures (door knobs, ceiling lights, registers) with iron or brushed nickel

 Maybe replace base molding to 6 inch (modify shadow box to fit)

Hallway/Living Room/Dining Room

 Refreshed Paint in Living Room/Dining Room- all white under wainscoting

 Maybe extended crown molding

 Replace/Paint banister

 Arch between DR and LR

 Recessed lights in LR

Hall Bath

 Stand alone furniture-like vanity

 Move Layout

 New Mirror

 New Lighting (chandelier?)

 New Paint/Décor

 Crown Molding


1. Appliances

 Stainless Range- 6 burner, gas-like functionality of induction but do not like look as much so will probably go with gas). Put against short wall or corner

 Stainless Fridge (French door?). Put where washer is now.

 Double Oven/Warming Drawer- may leave out second oven if micro is large with convection


 Wine fridge

 Stack washer/dryer

 Farm sink- large single basin

2. Counters


 Prep sink (silgranit? Ss?) in Island with foot pedal across from range

3. Cabinets

 Glazed, raised panel detail, furniture look, off-white glazed for main  full overlay with hidden hinges or inset- details and finish important

 Cabinets full extension and soft close.

 Upper cabinets 13  14 inches

 Cabinet- preference for deep drawers under counters vs. doors

 Iron knobs- vintage look

 Possible slight bump out on farm sink cabinet

 Darker glazed wood island (maybe knotty alder)

 Darker glazed wood office/cocktail area on wall that is currently blank- need hiding charging station for LOTS of cameras/ipods/cell phone, etc.

 Appliance Garage- unless corner panty

 Lots of embellishments/corbels/cab feet

 Tall cabinet for cutting boards and cookie sheet

 Drawer for knives

 Drawer for bread

 Cabinets to ceiling (39 inch with 4 inch crown)

 Lights under cabinets, round pools of light on dimmers

 Electrical outlets under mounted-plugmold- unless...

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