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Saving Ida || The New Floorplan

Happy Wednesday!

I’m bringing the blog back (or at least gonna seriously try to!) while also getting my YouTube channel started (check it out HERE)!

I still have all of your amazing questions to tackle but first I wanted to answer one I’ve gotten quite a few times : FLOORPLAN! Creating the new floorplan for Ida gave me quite a few new frown lines and a lot of headaches. I’m attaching the original floorplan so you can see the two and compare.

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Here are a few quick thoughts on it (you can hear way more than you would ever want to if you click this link for my under construction home tour!)

  • I approached every room thinking about the view from each window. Maximizing the ones that were beautiful and lessening the ones that weren't.
  • I wanted to focus on the view to the river as much as possible so I moved the original bathroom to another room and created a master bath and a guest bath. That leaves room for large glass doors (if I can find some I can afford!) to connect the dining room to the future deck overlooking the river.
  • I drew and re-drew the master bath 1000000000000x. I could not find the perfect way to fit everything in that I needed (I was adamant that the toilet have it’s own separate room!)
  • I’m putting windows that I found at an antique store all along the back wall where the sink is so that I can stare out the window while I wash dishes.
  • One issue with the house is that there was no solid wall – each was always broken up with a window or door or both! So I had to move windows/doors/etc. in order to get some proper bed walls and sofa walls in the rooms.
  • There were not any proper closets in the house so I’m working on placing those in each room (or using a piece of furniture). I also had to create a space for a washer/dryer.
  • My living room also doubles as an additional guest bedroom. This means I will have to create a wall that is open but also can be closed. On the hunt for some good vintage doors (thinking glass?). My contractor is going crazy because I haven't made up my mind yet.
  • I opened up the kitchen to the dining room. Originally it was just a doorway. This allows for easy pass through and a lovely view into the kitchen!
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