Help & Inspiration for Grand Ground Floor Design. Thanks!

8 years ago

Dear Fellow Houzzers

After being inspired by some of the
stories and projects here we have decided to re design our ground
floor. We find our current set up claustrophobic and dingy. We want to open
things up internally, and also open up to the garden and let loads of light in. We are trying to find the
optimal design.

Our current thoughts are:

  1. Relocate the WC (it’s a wasted space
    right bang in the middle!), but we're wondering where would be best
    – under stairs is really tight and I don’t want to build
    this out eating into kitchen space.

  2. Open up the dining/kitchen/pantry
    area at the rear to create one wide space, though the pantry steps in a little
    which might pose a problem.

  3. Have bifolds across the dining area, and a really wide window in the kitchen. I’d love to have bifolds all across the back, but we would lose valuable kitchen
    wall space.

  4. Convert the remaining garage and open
    up into existing playroom, creating a combined study/play/entertainment area.
    My designer thinks there’s enough space here to add a small mezzanine floor –
    which is very exciting but I’ve yet to be convinced there’ll be enough

I've added existing plans, a sketch of
our thoughts above, and some
outside pics.

Your help and inspiration is truly


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