This is the 3rd floor of a 1898 Victorian home. It has a large open room and a door that leads to a small room.
We want to remove all the wood tongue and groove paneling on the walls and divide the entire area up. We would like to see some OR all of the following in the design:
1. A Master Bedroom
2. A walk-in closet or storage room for clothes/shoes
3. A library or craft room that has lots of storage for supplies and books
4. Half bathroom (toilet & sink) ( in the pictures you can see where a sink already exists so plumbing is there for this without major renovation)
5. A storage area for linens (possibly in the area where the 1/2 bath will be located)
We are not sure if any of the above things can be accomplished but that's is why we are hiring a designer -- To see what we can't see and suggest a reasonable and useful way to use the room.
The house is a 1898 Victorian but we do not expect this room to follow the designs of that era, however; modern isn't really our style.
This room would have all the wood paneling removed and be dry-walled throughout. Most likely carpet in a bedroom and maybe a hardwood or laminate floor in other areas, and tile in the 1/2 bath.
We would like to incorporate the chimney into the design. i.e. leaving it exposed
We would want a design that I can hand to a carpenter to frame up the walls.
We hope a designer would be willing to make minor changes to a design after we chose them. Not big changes, just minor adjustment if necessary.
There are no real restraints, EXCEPT the area in black and grey is a closet area that contains a brick chimney and has pipes, breaker box and HVAC in it, so that area is off limits for moving or changing.
All existing windows will remain.
The elliptical machine should be incorporated into the design.
No sky lights.
Drawing that we could give to a builder to follow.
A life like graphical display would be nice. Not sure what to call it, but many of the projects have this done and gives a good feel for how the design will look.
- PLAN DRAWING: Scale 1/4"-1' (or 1/50)
- SECTION-ELEVATION VIEW(S) : Scale 1/4"-1' (or 1/50)
- PERSPECTIVE/AXONOMETRIC VIEWS (where relevant)
The ceilings are 8 ft in height and the windows are in the main room are 44 inches away from each wall.
Images are numbered and marked on the drawing to indicate where they were taken.
A google sketchup file is also included, which I what I made the layout with.