Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Need more living space?

This couple bought their one level brick home five years ago, and now one of their kids is needing to move back home for a while.

We've already had two "boomerang" kids, and I have had to live with family for a while during my own life transition.

Creating a separate yet attached living area can serve many functions: grand kid "suite", in-law visits, ability to host families over-night, college kid apartment, even just a private get-a-way (StayCation!)

By "popping" the roof over the garage this home can accommodate two more bedrooms, a shared bath and even a small living space. Although not part of this project, a separate entrance and kitchenette could be incorporated.

Still working on the design, this model from initial meeting through these renderings only took me 5 hours.

When we met yesterday for the first time, it was just to see if this idea would work. Now they can start to "see" what it might look like, and decide to go, or no-go, before investing thousands of dollars on plans and bidding out the project. (Obviously some design tweaks needed, but a good low cost start for making design decisions)

Total cost so far: <$400.00.

What "crazy" idea do you want to add to your existing home?

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