We are planning a 10 1/2' by 17' (inside measurement) addition to our formal living room to turn it into a main level master bedroom due to health issues. I would like double sinks, tub, and separate shower if possible, with the largest walk-in closet I can have. I'm not sure if there is enough space for all this and need help planning it. There will be one door on the left side wall and some type of windows on the front to look good with the rest of the house which has two long windows for each of four rooms. I like master bedroom and bath we have now but it's up some steep stairs. I don't want to have regrets when it's too late of course. Does anyone have any ideas or know where I could get help making the most of this space?
The room will abut the living room that we're going to use as the downstairs master and about 2 to 3 feet of the great room. Our contractor who been doing some remodeling on the outside of our house is going to build it. The bath/closet addition will be on the northwest side of the house,and will show on the right front of the house. The front of the existing house has eight 30 1/2" wide by 65" tall windows. Placed 4 on each side top and bottom floor. I think maybe we could use a little shorter windows on the addition but still need two. I really don't think I can afford an architect at this time. I've tried to find an on line site that I could use but still can't figure it out.
I know you didn't ask about this but I wonder (for my own reasons) why you don't add an elevator to access your existing master bedroom upstairs. It may be that this will not solve your problem and I understand that.
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I really don't think I can afford an architect at this time. I've tried to find an on line site that I could use but still can't figure it out.
IMO, you cannot afford to not hire an architect, or at least a designer who can work with your contractor.
My sister is planning changes to the exterior of the front of her home, on a modest budget. She found a design build company in her area who not only was familiar with the historical architecture of her home, but who also presented her with three plans based on scope of work and budget.
The designer was also able to advise her on money-savings options to preserve the integrity of the facade of her home, while also refreshing it. The initial consult was free. She paid a fee for the presentation. After that, she will pay for materials and labor, like any remodeling job.This message has been edited. Last edited by: aychihuahua,