What I am enjoying about the process so far with our reno. plan, is that Drew and I are very active in all the design decisions. Drew started a floor plan at least 2 years ago, and it went through at least
I have heard people say that before renovating a newly purchased house, one should live in it for a while to see the flow, how the rooms are really used. Well, after 11 years, I feel like we know our house and how we use it. We just want to love it again.
That is how we came up with our wish list:
- larger kitchen with island - (When our kids talk about kitchens they like, they talk about sitting at an island or bar, open to the living area.)
- extra bedroom - we would like to have guests once in a while
- master ensuite and closet
- main floor powder room (All these things may seem basic to those living in new suburban builds, but they are luxuries for anyone living in an unrenovated post-war era home like ours.)
- more than one outlet in the dining room - I know, we dream BIG!
- an outlet beside the stairs for our Christmas garland (thanks, Andrea!)
- a real hall closet and proper entrance, with room to move so we are not pinned into our 4x3 vestibule/closet when someone comes to the door
- a living room layout that works
- a fully renovated main bathroom - the only room we haven't changed, except to paint, since we moved in
****Please note, though my husband may have named this blog, he does understand that "'Gimme, gimme' never gets!"