Thanks for the input yesterday. I’m encouraged by the positive response we’ve had, especially from our mothers :). I know secretly they just want a grandson out of the whole deal but that’s ok. Just kidding, guys! Sorta!
Anyway, we had a couple of other great ideas and thought we’d share. Here’s the original plan again:
And I do want to be clear that the boxes in between the Master and Girls Bedroom are each of our closets.
This first additional option was from Allison and that is to take out those closets instead of cutting through the girls room to make the hallway. We do have a tad of an issue because the closets are only 34” and code says it has to be 36” wide. Also there is a question on what to do with our old entrance to our room but I think it could definitely work. It would only take out a small corner of the room instead of a large chunk and we’d build their new closet as part of the new addition.
Another option takes out a need for a hallway through a bedroom at all and that is to close in the girls bedroom completely and make that the closet for the new suite. In this case, we’d only have 3 bedrooms but the flow is much better. We’d also get a cool deck leading out to the pool in the backyard. Scott isn’t much of a fan of this one and seems to think he’d rather do a 4th room in case the girls eventually want to split rooms (which I expect but is not required). This way also knocks out the closets, giving the current master bedroom another 3 feet of space, giving the girls more room since it would be a combined bedroom/playroom. Another option with the deck is to close that in and make a second closet for the current master bedroom for our impending two teenage girls sharing that room :). Or, you know, make a HUGE master bathroom.
So there ya go. I’m pretty excited about this and feel from several sides that God is prodding us to move forward quickly with it.
Do you like any of these plans better/worse?
Scott found a way to use the closets as the hallway. Our other closet was posing an issue but I think he has it worked out. Latest favorite is this: