Fun with Floor Plans

Yesterday we had a bit of fun.  Jim had taken the county property appraiser’s basic floor plan of the house we’re buying:

Then he CADerized it (not to be confused with cauterized it), and took his best shot on where the walls were:

We printed it out and took it over to the house yesterday and got the actual measurements in all the rooms.  Then hubs and K. drew the floor plan in her 3-D home designer program and came up with this:

We discovered a few surprises, like jogs in the walls where we didn’t realize there were jogs.  The nicest surprise was that the half bath, which we want to convert to a full bath, is wide enough to accommodate a tub/shower without having to move a wall.

The 3-D floor plan is going to help a lot with planning for furniture placement, estimating flooring materials, and remodeling.  It’s also a great unschooling project for K.

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About donnahuebsch

I'm a wife, a mom to an unschooling teenager, an animal lover, an artsy craftsy kind of person, & a DIYer. We're embarking on our BIGGEST do-it-yourself project yet - renovating an entire house!
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4 Responses to Fun with Floor Plans

  1. JulieH says:

    Very cool!

  2. eof737 says:

    You have a lot to do… Good thing your and hubby now have the possible help of Kevin. This is quite the project and you are, fortunately, up for it. 🙂
    Have a great week ahead!
    Eliz

  3. Dixie says:

    Lots of potential—but I see some walls coming down! Why did they need 3 living spaces?

    • donnahuebsch says:

      Do you mean the little den at the back of the house? I’m not sure, it may have been a “man’s room”…plus it had french doors out to the patio and a view of the water. It also has stained beadboard wainscoting and copper-colored paint on the ceiling – very masculine-looking.

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