We recently received the Design Development Floor Plans and Elevations from our architect. The dark lines denote the existing structure and the double lines the addition.
She’s ready to send the plans to the structural engineer and then to finish the Construction Drawings to allow the permit process to begin.
Now is the time for us to OK or change details in the plans.
So here’s our list (as returned to the architect):
- Only one sink per bathroom.
- Only windows in the kitchen bump-out. I don’t want access directly into the kitchen due to dragging in dirt and mud; prefer everyone always use the mud room.
- I really like the bay window bump-out. The windows should not be floor to ceiling, just regular windows or slightly over-sized with a wall up to the sill which can have trim, baseboard and electric.
- In the conservatory one French door centered in the wall at the back of the house.
Windows will fill other spaces (6 total?). The windows should match the ones in the kitchen bump-out. In future there might be a deck out from the French doors but for now some steps down to the yard would be fine.
- The shower in the master bathroom can go all the way to the wall near the door.
Eliminate the linen closet by the shower; we’ll put it directly across from the door in the bathroom.
- Love the placement of the bird’s eye windows.
- Pantry might have double doors that open out.
- The pricing of the engineering drawings ($1600) and construction drawings ($1850) is OK.
What decisions are you making?