Bud Dietrich, AIA
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mahtabsahebi wrote:
where is the bedrooms?
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Colonial Elements You May Want to Change1. The oversize and formal living room. A big living room that’s a formal space and cut off from much of the house is a feature of these houses. And while rooms like this worked well for how families lived in the 19th and early 20th centuries, they’re often just wasted space now.2. The small and isolated kitchen. It’s cut off from the other rooms, so the person stuck doing the cooking is banished to the Gulag. While this may have worked when hired help did the cooking and cleanup, it really doesn’t work anymore.3. The isolated family room. We needed a place for the television once these black boxes invaded our houses. Enter the family room, where the life of the family really did happen, whether it was the kids’ watching cartoons or the gang’s enjoying the Super Bowl.4. The too-small foyer. Most times these areas were kept small as an acknowledgement of the room’s importance. But as the spatial hub of the house, the foyer really does want to be bigger.5. An isolated garage. While many colonials do have access from the garage into the house, many do not. The result is that getting groceries and children into the house from the garage is always a pain.6. An ill-placed and too-small laundry room. Taking up a prime corner area, the laundry room blocks light and yard access while also being too small to function well as a laundry room. Where, you might ask, is the spot where you can fold clothes?7. Dueling doors. Why is it that so many houses are designed so you can’t open one door without closing another? It’s as if the designers are playing some kind of cruel joke on us all.

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mpmaguire added this to mpmaguire's Ideas
July 14, 2014
Colonial floor plan updated
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July 12, 2014
Plan
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July 11, 2014
old house
klm18 added this to Colonial renovations
July 2, 2014
"typical" colonial floor plan
wmajor added this to wmajor's Ideas
June 23, 2014
Before
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March 18, 2014
simple
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March 17, 2014
cool ground floor
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January 24, 2014
For clients
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January 11, 2014
Layout
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January 11, 2014
I like the design
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January 8, 2014
Every thing
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January 7, 2014
Will create
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January 6, 2014
old colonial floor plan
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January 6, 2014
architectural drawing.
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Plan
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January 6, 2014
Colonial Elements You May Want to Change 1. The oversize and formal living room. A big living room that’s a formal space and cut off from much of the house is a feature of these houses. And while rooms like this worked well for how families lived in the 19th and early 20th centuries, they’re often just wasted space now. 2. The small and isolated kitchen. It’s cut off from the other rooms, so the person stuck doing the cooking is banished to the Gulag. While this may have worked when hired help did the cooking and cleanup, it really doesn’t work anymore. 3. The isolated family room. We needed a place for the television once these black boxes invaded our houses. Enter the family room, where the life of the family really did happen, whether it was the kids’ watching cartoons or the gang’s enjoying the Super Bowl. 4. The too-small foyer. Most times these areas were kept small as an acknowledgement of the room’s importance. But as the spatial hub of the house, the foyer really does want to be bigger. 5. An isolated garage. While many colonials do have access from the garage into the house, many do not. The result is that getting groceries and children into the house from the garage is always a pain. 6. An ill-placed and too-small laundry room. Taking up a prime corner area, the laundry room blocks light and yard access while also being too small to function well as a laundry room. Where, you might ask, is the spot where you can fold clothes? 7. Dueling doors. Why is it that so many houses are designed so you can’t open one door without closing another? It’s as if the designers are playing some kind of cruel joke on us all.
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January 5, 2014
plan lan an n
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January 5, 2014
barchelor plans
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January 5, 2014
Renovation floor plans
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z
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January 5, 2014
co plan 1
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January 5, 2014
HOW TO CHANGE A FLOOR PLAN SEE ARTICLE AS WELL.
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January 5, 2014
Colonial BEFORE 1. The oversize and formal living room. A big living room that’s a formal space and cut off from much of the house is a feature of these houses. And while rooms like this worked well for how families lived in the 19th and early 20th centuries, they’re often just wasted space now. 2. The small and isolated kitchen. It’s cut off from the other rooms, so the person stuck doing the cooking is banished to the Gulag. While this may have worked when hired help did the cooking and cleanup, it really doesn’t work anymore. 3. The isolated family room. We needed a place for the television once these black boxes invaded our houses. Enter the family room, where the life of the family really did happen, whether it was the kids’ watching cartoons or the gang’s enjoying the Super Bowl. 4. The too-small foyer. Most times these areas were kept small as an acknowledgement of the room’s importance. But as the spatial hub of the house, the foyer really does want to be bigger. 5. An isolated garage. While many colonials do have access from the garage into the house, many do not. The result is that getting groceries and children into the house from the garage is always a pain. 6. An ill-placed and too-small laundry room. Taking up a prime corner area, the laundry room blocks light and yard access while also being too small to function well as a laundry room. Where, you might ask, is the spot where you can fold clothes? 7. Dueling doors. Why is it that so many houses are designed so you can’t open one door without closing another? It’s as if the designers are playing some kind of cruel joke on us all.
fengshuigal added this to Outdoors
January 5, 2014
Colonial house BEFORE
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January 5, 2014
colonial floor plan
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January 5, 2014
Family room between house and garage.
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January 5, 2014
This is a great example for renovations done right. I love it.
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January 5, 2014
House style
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January 5, 2014
Plans
Pilar Sánchez Daza added this to cocina
January 5, 2014
Diferencia las distintas zonas según uso, desayuno más cerca de cocina, comida y estar formal.El family lo pone al otro lado de la cocina, con lo cual la cocina queda entre la zona de desayuno y el family.
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Floor plan
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Its nice
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