I'm after suggestions to improve the layout/liveability of a compact semi-detached bungalow. It needs a replacement kitchen/bathroom as well as insulation etc.
Here is the layout and orientation. North is to the top of the aerial photo.
floorplan.jpg 81.22K 4 downloads
Google-Maps.jpg 92.32K 5 downloads
frontage.jpg 27.03K 1 downloads
The floor area is about 675 sqft, and they have done very well to get 3 useable bedrooms. The plot is under 200 sqm.
Entrance Hall: 8' max x 16' max
Lounge: 14' x 12'
Kitchen: 10'4" x 9'
Bathroom: 5'5" x 6.3"
Bed 1: 11'9" x 9'8"
Bed 2: 10'5" x 9'8"
Bed 3: 8'4" x 10'3"
The main problems I can see are:
1 - Little sun to the lounge during the day.
2 - Need to go to the front / side to get into (28ft) back garden.
3 - Where to eat informally and formally?
Ideally I might like to swap the kitchen and bathroom over to have the lounge at the back as a kitchen diner-lounge, but that would be expensive and the bedrooms are really too small for that. So I think my preferences are (in order of expense):
Minimal Plan A - Upright (or two) or letterbox (at 4-5ft) type window in side wall of lounge to allow sun in the morning and during day, plus door and window or French doors in back bedroom to give a second living room/office/bed with direct access to the back. Breakfast bar included in kitchen.
Plan B - As A plus combine kitchen and lounge into kitchen-lounge-diner.
Plan C - As B plus insert conservatory/porch for bikes etc and a buffer on the way in in the L at the front (currently a car port). Others in the road have done that successfully. There is still sufficient off street parking. Others have made that into an extension and moved the main entrance to the kitchen, which I don't think works unless a pair are done together.
Thanks for any ideas or critique.
Edited by ferdinand, 26 March 2016 - 10:26 AM.