In this pretty stately home I nodded back to the olden days where kitchen tables were still very popular 🙂 Combing the dining room and the kitchen has become one of my favorite design ideas to save on costs and to eliminate the all-to-often rarely-used dining room. I think I still managed a kitchen however that is spacious, full of storage and open to the living room with sacrificing some division between the home. Lots of storage greets you when you come in from the garage as well as some half bath from the main floor, offering privacy and a nook for things like the electrical panel and water softener etc. In all of my homes I work to create “nooks” using every little bit of space possible, giving an out of the way place for a desk that is still a part of the main home without having to give it its own room.
In this plan I always thought the option of having the staircase totally open might be a fun idea, though you would be eliminating the awesome (and huge) under the staircase storage that I have there now. Upstairs the landing provides a nice place for extra storage and more then enough room for a laundry area as well as two full bathrooms. Both bedrooms boast big closets but the master (with flanking closets on both sides) is the real star here when it comes to storage. To download this free house plan click on the .zip file link following. Thanks for coming by!