I’m sure the general state of the house makes it difficult to imagine the floor plan, so thanks to floorplanner.com I was able to create floorplans for what the original layout was as well as what our plan is for the renovated space, which is quite different.
The main floor original floorplan:
and the second floor original floorplan:
This is what our plan is for the renovated main floor:
and for the second floor:
As you can tell, we’ve rearranged the layout quite a bit. We are planning to move the existing bathroom on the main floor, and install a whole new ensuite upstairs for the master bedroom where the tiny second bedroom/ nursery used to be, turning the second floor into a whole master escape. We will turn the poorly-used utility room space into the living room,add a powder room in the back corner and are taking down the wall between the living room and the kitchen so the whole space is open-concept. The the front room which had been the living/ dining space but was really awkward we will turn into two rooms which can be used as bedrooms if needed, or as a family room and a den. We’re hoping all these changes will up the resale value of the house as well as making better use of the space that is there 🙂