We live in a 2 story timber home in Brisbane, Australia. There are 2 areas of the home that we need changed.
All of the below should be viewed in accompanyment with the virtual tour links, floor plans and images. The Images are numbered on the floor plan with a line showing which way the camera was pointing.
Firstly and primarily, is the upstairs area is what we would like to change. Our family does all of its living in the Lounge/ Dining / Kitchen Rooms. We have a young family and it is not currently realisitc to use the ground floor living space. We would like to examine ways to reconfigure our home so we have more living area. Our current idea is to :
1. remove bedroom 3 and the walls associated with it and the stairwell and create an open living area.
2. We still require this bedroom somewhere so we are thinging we enclose the small side deck (2.4 x 5.0) and turn this into a cildren's bedroom. We were thinking of maybe using some of the stairwell space for this room too but are not sure.
3. Put a new hallway that runs at 90 degress from the current hallway, along the wall of bedroom 2, for private access to the new bedroom.
In the new larger living area we would like to fit a kitchen table for eating and also a gas fireplace (preferrably 2, 3 or 4 sided). We are open to all suggestions! The kitchen is currently only 1 year old.
The 2nd part of the brief is that we are going to change the downstairs study into our laundry. A functional design for this would be great please.
Also the the entire downstairs living area maybe be able to be configured / designed better. All suggestions here welcome. Ideally we would like a fireplace in this area too but this is not essential. If it were in this area we would look for a wood burning fireplace.
There are 3 Virtual Tour Videos here:
Level 2 Virtual Tour 1 http://youtu.be/8HzMaTde7QM
Level 2 Virtual Tour 2 http://youtu.be/air_lWqhiJE
Level 1 (ground floor) VIrtual Tour http://youtu.be/qUubM6q4FpQ
If you need any more photos/ video please ask.