Thursday, July 14, 2011

Playing in the Basement

Now that demolition is practically complete (a post on that coming soon with loads of photos and videos, we promise), the basement space is just one big open room, with brick piers that support the main story of the house.

Today after we met with Miles, I went through and measured the spaces between piers, and then drew it onto graph paper to scale (or mostly - I may have made some small mistakes).


Then I took some tracing paper I found at Target which is most obviously being marketing to 5-year-olds, and got to work. I sketched out the outside walls and piers, and then did two different floor plans to get started scheming. Here they are!

The first one I did entails laundry in the large bathroom, a hall closet (two, actually, with one tucked under the stairs), a medium sized bedroom and one huuuuuge bedroom:

The second attempt is similar, but includes a larger "foyer" space near the back door with laundry in that space, and two more equally-sized bedrooms. 

Both plans include a slightly redesigned staircase than what exists now, connecting closets between the two rooms (inspired by our friends at the Petty Home), and a much-improved bathroom. Right now we're leaning toward some variation of the second plan, since I forgot to draw in the hot water heater which will most likely go in the bathroom. This way, too, there's a nice space by the back door for laundry, shoes, art projects, etc.

We can't wait to show you more! So much has changed in the past couple weeks that every time we gear up to do a new post, it's outdated. We'll try our best to post more regularly, even if they're short posts.

By the way, if you feel so inspired, feel free to download my graph-paper drawing and go to town with your own design. We're still open to suggestions!

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