First House - Guttin Her and Doin It Right!
Feb 23rd 2013 Got the Keys to our familys new to be house. Corner Lot, 1 Story, Attached Garage, Big Backyard
When we bought it, it was full of blown in insulation, poor wiring, and ceiling tiles, etc... Need I say more 1960's
1 Month Later this is what we have achieved.
Picture #'s correspond with location on graph which is to size. 2sq ft per square
Please tell me you had an exterminator in to treat that slab before closing up that floor.
Someone needed to drill that slab and shoot the chemical under it.
Planing on building out those stem walls so more insulation can be added and cover up the bottom row of block?
Thanks for the pics! I'm looking forward to seeing more progress.
Theres already holes drilled from the previous homeowner as well as repair work done due to termite damage.
Had Orkin come out today and install pods around the house.
The flooring will be raised 6" in room closest to orig house and 14" in room closest to garage to supply water lines to the garage as well has hvac to that portion of the house. So they will sit higher then the blocks with an outcome of a 7'8" ceiling.
Im thinking of the yellow foam spray insulation in the area with concrete slab for moisture barrier. Any input????????
I like this one! Can't wait to see it getting finished up. lots of pic's please:thumbup:. dorf dude...
Is there any way to get rid of that hallway from the garage?
I hate to come through a living/family/dining room from a garage, but you see it done. Of course you would have to re-do your floor plan. Might be nice to have the kitchen on that side of the house, for convenience in unloading groceries. I think the most common layout is a mudroom/entry from the garage, then a laundry room, then the kitchen.
Or maybe you could just treat the garage like a detached garage and enter from the outside?
I reconfigured it.
I have the doorway from the garage more towards the center. Walk in the house and you have a dining table on your right and a U kitchen to your left, with the U open towards the dining area.
The kitchen is 15' long and terminates with a 3x12' bar with 4 stools facing towards the garage wall. This leaves a 4' walkway to pass into the "sitting room.
The sitting room goes around the corner. The main entry is a 6' wide sliding glass door or french door (facing east) in the 10' wide crotch of the house.
Now on the north side, come down 16' and draw a line to the east, 20' long. Draw a line back to the north at 12. Your MBR is in this corner, 16x12. The MBA is to the NE of the MBR, 8x8', and the bath/laundry, utility room, 8x8', is south of the MBA.
Now from the East, come in 14' on the exterior wall towards the crotch, and go up 14', then west 4' to connect to the other wall. Now put an interior wall in E-W, splitting this into two bedrooms. I would put the wall in 12' to the south from the north ext. wall. And put a 14' closet on either side of this wall.
This gives you a large kitchen, a dining room with plenty of windows to the east, a bar which looks into the kitchen and towards the dining room. The entry opens up into the sitting room, with the bar to the left.
All the bedrooms are huge and have two exterior walls. You still have the 8x8 mba. You may have some trouble getting the bath, laundry, and utilities into the 8x8 space. You may want to stack the w/d and put in a smaller footprint on-demand water heater.
There is room along the interior bedroom wall around the corner from the entry for an 8' closet for your entry closet.
There is also a lot of room to the north or south of the dining room table for a closet.
There is enough room in the center of the U kitchen for a 40" table and 4 chairs as well. You can scrunch down the kitchen if you don't need such a large area, bringing the bar area south and opening up more area for the sitting room.
You can put three bedrooms in place of the two if you don't mind smaller bedrooms, or make two bedrooms and one fairly small "baby room" or sewing room/office.
A 12x14 bedroom with a 14' closet is really quite liberal and some would say a waste of space.
Dont raise the floors theres other ways to run chases
The hallway is going to be a tile most likely. And yes it would be a far walk from garage to kitchen. I would love to put the kitchen close to the garage but the issue is that concrete slab and the plumbing.
How would you run a heating duct from orig house to concrete slab portion w/o raising the floor for heat runs as well as w/o cutting wall plates.
(Pics ill upload tom)
Removed concrete step 2' horiz 26' vert mark. Replaced 2"x6" plate + 2"x8" outside support. + 2"x8"(2 pcs) Floor Joists in Orig House.
Oh, I almost forgot. The blue squares in that template indicate queen size beds.
I will be putting together a more better template in a few weeks here once I get the priority's done that are required before interior wall construction.
You run the heat duct through the attic.
I will need 3 bedrooms to my father which is retired. Myself and my Wife as well as my daughter.
I have not drawn in closets yet as to I will be building them in a very different way then just on one wall left to right. So no I won't have a 14' closest in that 12'x14' MB. Hehe
I like your layout but how would you have your grey water line running from a 8" drop up 8" and back into the house to the city grey water line? I would have to raise the floor quite a bit I would think so I atleast have a fall to it?
If so im jumping up and down in joy right now if that would not create a bunch of cold/hot spots in the room.
I'm not sure if there is a crawlspace under part of the house and the low part is a slab,or if the whole thing is on a slab.
It is not uncommon in a smaller home with no basement to have the supply air run in the attic and a return vent very close to the furnace room.
I can't tell what you can and can't do with the plumbing and where your existing plumbing is and where it leaves the home.
I just thought it would be nice to get rid of that long hallway to the garage by putting the living room and kitchen on that south side of the home.
You could put the living area to the south closest to the garage, then the kitchen in the middle somehow and even have the kitchen plbg backed up to where the master bath is in your original plan.
If you want some more suggestions on lay-out, let us know where your plumbing is and what the floor is. If you have a slab everywhere, then obviously you are not going to move anything without cutting up the concrete and re-configuring the drain lines.
Now that we know your father will be in the house, maybe there is some way of having a separate sitting room for when the whole family doesn't want to be together. When your daughter has guests, your father may not want them listening to Justin Bieber in the same room where he is trying to watch the Lawrence Welk show.
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