A client recently approached me with the request to create floor plans illustrating the expansion of her current home. The project is residential in nature, located in Independence, Missouri; and currently represents an eclectic mix of additions and improvements throughout the history of the one-story house. The expansion essentially extrudes the East facade 10ft0in into the back lawn. She had several criteria for her imagined residence.
1. Create a large Dining space, with a skylight above, for the purpose of entertaining her large family (specifically grandchildren). Utilize an open concept with a large, central island for the sink.
2. Relocate the laundry appliances from the basement to the main living level.
3. Expand the Master Bedroom, and include a walk-in closet.
4. Reconfigure the floor levels into one, unified plane. There are currently several inconsistent changes in elevation; between the Kitchen and Living space, and Master Bedroom and Office area.
The result is the following plans, which aim to communicate intent for building permits and construction contractors.