Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A new notebook


Our house is very typical for our area, a 1950's weatherboard on a lovely corner block. Our house is north west facing so we get lots of gorgeous sunshine in the mornings, but it shifts to our back in the afternoon.

We have an entrance hall, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 toilet, 1 combined living/dining area, a kitchen with meals area and a separate laundry. Our block is subdivided and I think we're only on around 340m2.

We need more space. We need two toilets. We'd like two living areas. We've considered moving in our area, but prices for blocks are absurd. We've considered moving further out but don't want to do that. Once your children are in kinders and schools, it's hard to tear yourself away.

Today we had a builder come to discuss the viability of putting on a second storey. It's viable. We will never have more land, but we can get more space. We're considering ending up with a house that has downstairs - an entrance hall, a master with ensuite, a study, powder room, laundry, living/dining room, kitchen and second dining/living area and then upstairs - 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and a small living area. Sounds much better doesn't it - hence the new notebook!

7 comments:

Christie said...

Wow, how exciting, that sounds fantastic!

Pina said...

Good luck! :)

Jasmine said...

Sounds like a plan! What an exciting project.

Sandy said...

That is going to be quite a project, but exciting nonetheless. If it does happen, it will be fun to follow your renovations. Hope it happens. You definitely need more than one toilet. Imagine the chaos when the girls are older and need their own space? Good luck!

Lindsay said...

Wow, it sounds fantastic! To be able to go up and add so much more space, to a block that you love and an area you really like living in is such a great solution. I think the older children get the less outdoor space they need anyway? As long as you have a bit of garden for pottering in glass of wine in hand you'll all be happy. You must keep your second living space as an adult only retreat, that's my dream!

Tamara said...

Great place to start. I always recommend to my clients to do this. You will find it so useful through the whole process and very easy to brief your draftperson on what you want.
A picture speaks a thousand words.

Christelle said...

Very good to foresee such a change!
A house is such a treat! Good luck