This was probably the hardest part…..and to be honest I am not totally in love with it.
There are things that we would change now looking back…and its not even done yet.
This was our first time designing any sort of space with walls so I guess I will just chalk it up to a learning experience and move on.
Since there was already an existing building we were a little limited on where we could put walls. I get that. I still feel a little, hhhmmm about the whole layout.
I would love love love to hear your thoughts and any other ideas that you have to make the space more functional.
Let me give you a quick walk though so you have an idea of what it looks like.
Starting at the bottom of the image, is the front door. This door is at the very back of the carport. (one of the things I would have changed looking back is to move the door) This space was originally used as our shop (more pics on that soon) The existing wall goes from the front to the wall that divides the kitchen and the bathroom.
When you walk in The Suite Pecan the kitchen area is immediately in front of you. It will be a corner kitchen due to the small space. This area also doubles as the living area. It is quite small but I am hoping to be able to find some good pieces to put in here that will make it not feel so cramped. There is also a window in here which is really needed.
Just past the living/kitchen space you walk into the laundry area on your right and bathroom on the left. We ended up going with a full sized bathtub in here. We were toying around with just putting in a shower but opted for the tub instead. For such a small space, I think the bathroom will be good sized.
The laundry area will have a side by side washer and dryer with a cabinet over top. I am still trying to decide how big I want the cabinet to be and if I want open shelves or a regular cabinet…any thoughts??
The next space is the bedroom. We decided to have a barn door here to save on space. I am debating about doing the DIY version or opting for a store bought one. The bedroom is almost the exact same size as the kitchen/living space. I would have loved to push that existing wall out but it just wasn’t in the cards.
We ended up needing to add a water heater to this addition. We made the entrance to the utility closet from the outside only.
Between the closet and water heater room is an empty space that might hold a desk. I am still unsure about what to do here.
The closet is, well, a closet. I hope to be able to provide some really functional storage in here.
There are two windows in the bedroom. I love how bright it makes the whole space feel.
We are making some progress on this thing, finally. I am determined to get the majority of the tough stuff done before the baby comes….in 6 weeks…yikes.
I would love any input on storage space or small living ideas that you have run across. I promise that I will be posting some real pics of the place soon.
Here are the other posts in this series: