Ah the house changes….
We are doing the following
- Moving a door into a cupboard from my husbands study to the w/c
- bringing down the wall between our living room and dining room (currently Tabi’s playroom)
- changing our living room window for a bifold door
- installing decking outside the new bifold door
- moving the front path and extending the fence.
Currently Our living room looks like this:
We’re planning to change it to:
The first picture is aiming towards the wall with the TV on it, which is coming down, the second picture shows the living room window as a door.
Maybe floorpan will be easier!
I think a more open plan layout will be better with a toddler running around and the door out onto decking should give us more use of the garden. I can’t let her run in and out just now because of the step down to the patio, I don’t want her to trip, especially not onto slabs!
I do have some concerns. We went open plan in our last house and found that unless everything was spotless, the whole space looked messy. That was an open plan kitchen, living, dining in roughly the same space as we now have for living/dining. The last house didn’t have a large glass door at one end either so I’m hoping the combination of larger space and extra light stops it looking cluttered.
It’s just nerves because it’s quite a lot of money to be spending (I think around £7k) and there’s alway the chance that it’s a mistake and you’re wasting your money!
And the £7k isn’t just for the wall! It’s the wall, decoration, moving a cupboard door from husbands study to the w/c, building warrant, bifold door addition, decking and some work on the front garden. All electrical and plumbing work (there’s a radiator in the way), flooring and with any luck it should stretch to cover maybe half of the string shelving I have my eye on!