Thursday, May 31, 2012

main floor plans

This is our main floor plans.  They have a changed a little since this was done... but it is pretty close. What do you think?
The front of the house is on the right, we are building a bay window in the dinning room which looks into our backyard. (It is a flipped view from the last plans I posted)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

This is our plan for the basement. We are making a three bedroom secondary suite..... oh and it's going to be sweet!
Their will be a seperate enterance on the side of the house (which is the top of the picture). The tenants would then go down the stairs to their home. We will have a door on the main floor that can access these stairs too. Once you are down stairs there will be two doors, one will lead into the suite and the other into a large space. The large open space at the top of the page, in the middle, will be where the furnace and hot water tank will be. This will also be a space for my husband to screen print tshirts. (One of his hobbies)
When you enter the suite there is a closet and then you are in the livingroom, dinning room and kitchen space. The hallway has laundry and then the 4 piece bathroom. The bedrooms are all at the back of the suite.
To have a secondary suite you have to apply for a variance. A variance is something you have to get from the city if you are doing anything that is against the norm. (That's my definition anyway) We are hoping to apply for this soon. I hope this will go over smoothly.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Plans, plans, plans... and planning for plans. This word "plan" has been a huge part of my vocabulary this past year while we having been planning for our upcoming renovations. I know I didn't give any heads up on my blog... so I have lots of catching up to do.
Our plan is to lift up our house, move it into the backyard, take out our old foundation, and pour a new one (adding 16 feet going into the backyard) and put the house back down. If this sounds crazy to you that's because it is! We have been thinking about this plan for a year now and it still sounds crazy to me. We are currently in the process of applying for all the permits. This week we will be getting our  plans stamped by an engineer... which is the last piece of the puzzle needed to apply for our document. Making our blue prints has been so fun. I wished I blogged about it... I'll try to find some of our older designs so you can see how they changed.
I am going to drag out releasing the blue prints throughout this week. So I will start with the basic house outline. The dotted outline is our current home, the double lined outline is our renovated home. We are moving it closer to one side of our yard so that we will have a bigger side yard.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Round Two: FIGHT!

In this corner we have the ambitious couple, equipped with experience from the first go around and excitement for this round. In the opponents corner, at 93 years and weighing in at a gazillion tons, we have the 1 and 3/4 story home. This battle will be way more intense then the first one. Let me just say our house will be lifted up and placed in the backyard at one point! Crazy.
This is going to get interesting....
Ding Ding Ding