Guys, I must admit to being a tad overwhelmed right now. Between the blog, a hefty workload, my own cottage renovation, and holidays on the horizon I just feel like there isn’t enough of me to go around. But this is just the way life goes- most of the time its too crazy and once and awhile its too damn slow and I guess I’m OK with all of that. So forgive me while I quit the internet today and take care of other business.
Here’s my 1st floor Plan and a few thoughts on the matter. Talk amongst yourselves.
Entrance Doors: Both front and back doors are smack middle of the cottage which is highly annoying for furniture and kitchen placement. No they are not moving- I have STONE Walls.
Sofa: The sofa is off-center from the window in order to fit an end table to the left of it. Don’t worry- I’ll mask that difference with curtains!
Powder Room: Lots of people had opinions on a potential first floor powder room. I ultimately decided there wasn’t space for it. I prefer to have a decent-sized kitchen. There will be a PR in the basement. Not as convenient, but at least I’ll have two potties.
Kitchen Layout: There was equal internal and external debate over the kitchen layout. I toyed with the sink in the island, a peninsula dividing dining room from kitchen, expanding the kitchen into the dining space. Ultimately I chose to keep the kitchen in its original footprint because it felt the appropriate scale for the 1st floor. Perhaps I’ll share some of the rejected ideas next week.
Furniture: I’m planning to re-use all of my furniture. There will be quite a few makeovers, though. The console table and server are still iffy as I’m hoping to acquire a few pieces from my Nana. I’ll know more about that on Monday!
Scale: Furniture placement and size was very important to me. Since the space is small, I want it really functional, but I really want it to feel open and flow well too. This mean a smaller table, smaller side chairs and selective furnishings.
** Update ** Table: Forgot to mention I’m inheriting a round table from my mom that has leaves. SO great for a small space. It will be round most of the time, but can expand to oval for my imaginary dinner parties I’m sure I will throw some day.
So there ya have it- my 494 Square foot first floor and how I plan to use it.
See BEFORE photos of the First Floor HERE.