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Help for Kitchen/PowderRoom/Library renovation/extension

3 years ago
last modified: 3 years ago

Our 90s-built house has bad floor plan. There is no mud room/place to store utility,no pantry, not enough cabinets, step-up/step down every where.

We want to renovate the main floor with these objectives:

+ Resale in 10-15yrs

+ Possibility to use the library as a bedroom and having a main floor shower.

+ Add a patio or deck if county rules allow (required minimum 25ft distance from the house

to the property line).

1. Remove the wall between the dinning/kitchen room.

(there is no longer formal dinning room).

Would this be a good idea?

2. For the library/powder room. Options:

a. Add a door from the library?

b. Get rid of the foyer closet. Make door to the power room.

Then the library perhaps can have a built-in closet?

c. Get rid of the kitchen cabinet to make the power room bigger.

Will the new cabinet along the wall be in a way of traffic flow?

(protruded from the door from garage into family room)

3. Have no idea how to come up with a new kitchen floor plan:

must have a pantry and place to store utility stuff (vaccum,bucket,broom...)

Where do we start? Should we finding someone to come up with a floor plan first

or would that be part of talking to the renno company that we decide to go with?

Here is a sketch of the main floor.

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