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idea for fl home office just file drawers
like the desk
add cushion by railing/stairs
I want to finally be able to have one place where I can keep my books. I do not need a ladder, but I like the bookshelf wall.
We need to clear a space for a garden, flowers, veggies since we will be there in the summer months.
I think that this is what Connie is looking for in the pre-kitchen concept.
Great kitchen layout. I like the wood floors, lots of cabinet space, functional island. I also like the area over the stove with water and storage for oils & spices.
Love the white/dark contrast.
The sink directly across from the stove top could be a practical answer to the added expense of a "pot filler" faucet over the stove. Connie likes the ovens stacked and away from the stove top to remove added heat to her cooking area. The prep area next to the stoves could be solution to her separate "butler area" if we need to economize.
Great for downstairs: small fridge for wine, beer, soda, water, ice maker, sink, microwave oven for popcorn, light snacks. Storage for glasses, plates. Add a small dishwasher for glasses, plates so we do not have to take upstairs?
Can we keep the "tower" concept but not the added cost of building up? This office seems to project the circular concept of a tower, but appears to be on the main level. I'm not looking for a fireplace in the study, but the look of a "special" area with a great view.
Ok, how many chai lattes do I have to give up to still afford the tower? This is just too cool a concept to give up. What if we keep the look, but don't build on the top level? See my latest addition of a circular office.
A detached garage higher than the main house and connects to the upper (main) level. Can this be an option to high expense of retaining walls for the driveway?
Very different levels for garage and main house. Nice landscaping between levels.
Different levels between garage and main house.
Look at rounded corner of house: gives distinctive look of lighthouse, perhaps without added cost of tower.
Lots of contrast in elevation between garage and main house.
Difference in levels between garage and main house.
Look at the butler's pantry off of the kitchen. Great size of the eating area for the counter space. Bar and counter space included and, let's not forget a TV so that I can watch CNBC in the mornings with my Wheaties.
I love the half-oval window looking out over the lake. Great wood accents.
Great butler's pantry. Wine, beer, beverage refrigerator here for dinner and drinks. Takes the place of a bar and moves guests out of Connie's kitchen.
If we are going with high ceiling in kitchen, do we add ceiling fan? Connie does not like the hanging pots & pans look-- too cluttered.
I like the extra faucets on the island. Practical, cost efficient alternative to "pot filler" faucet over the stove top.
Check out the doggie bath next to the washer & dryer.
Great storage use of space for hang-ups after ironing and storage.
Love the cabinets with the starfish shape. Would we save space by stackable washer & dryer. Lots of built-in storage spaces.
Angle Power Strip
We need lots of power outlets; this looks like a great place to add them.
Great ideas for the laundry: drip-dry station; drain in floor (may have saved our floors in the "flood of '05); raised washer & dryer-- use the raised platform for storage; doggie wash station.
I like the TV inserted into a cabinet. The wine room looks very practical: shelves for 100 bottles and two coolers-- that's it. We see these ceiling mounted lights in a lot of kitchens.
Good look for Connie's office. We remodeled our loft with built-in wall to wall desk, book shelves, TV unit and we both love it. Plenty of room to spread out with drawers below for file storage.
Hey, I know these guys! I like the look.