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Starting Over From Scratch, Help Please!

7 years ago

Ok, I've heard what everyone had said and we're starting over from scratch.

This started as an awkward kitchen layout, and now I realize the whole first floor needs to be rearranged.

Here's a blank canvas. I really need your help with some creative ideas!

I've removed everything that can be demolished.

Here's what Has To Stay:

  • Bathroom (just too expensive to move and need at least one bathroom)
  • Chimney from basement (large rectangle across from bathroom, there's no fireplace)
  • Support column (small rectangle by stairs)
  • Stairs
  • Exterior Doors
  • Windows

Ok, I think that's pretty flexible. :)

Here's what we Must Have:

  1. Kitchen with 36" range and vent hood
  2. Living room
  3. Dining room
  4. Mud room (by this I mean coat hooks, bench, and some space to park a stroller near the rear Family Entrance)

Here's what would be Nice To Have:

  1. Guest room on first floor (I have a disabled relative who may move in with us)
  2. Kitchen island
  3. Dining room seating for 4-6 and larger groups of 8+ (this could be two separate areas or an expanding table)
  4. Walk-in pantry/storage (we like Costco!)

Thank you all for your wonderful advice!

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