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PamelaC

Completed Plan - Seeking Input/Improvement ideas Roof

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This one is MY home that I hope to build next year.  I welcome ANY comments or criticism, but my main area of concern is the master suite/rear porch ROOF.  I  hate it.  I have tried many options but can't find anything I like:

 

Limitations: Rear porch roof pitch must stay low to clear bedroom windows upstairs (They are egress windows so can't be raised.) . 

 

A little background:

We went with a 1 1/2 story design because of height limitations, a full 2 story is not an option and we don't need the extra room (We actually have TOO MUCH space upstairs). Upstairs is for teenagers soon to leave hoime, then it will be a guest area..

 

The tax man will devour this house, so any reductions in size would be welcome.  (He won't count the attics or the "open below" area)

 

Plan drawn with Home Designer Pro 2014

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Looks like you forgot to hit the Attach button under "More Reply Options" for your Plan file too ( and your Mum's) .  also make sure the plan is not open in HD Pro when you attach it , or it wont attach.

 

Have a look at my Sig. below and please add your info to your Forum Signature too , there is also a link on how to post pics etc to your threads when needed.

 

Mick.

 

 

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I had some trouble sending because of size.  I zipped the pan file only.  Let me know if you need the associated files.  Thanks so much for taking a look!

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I changed the pitch on the 2nd floor roof to be the same. Not really suggesting this, but I was curious about how it would look.

 

 

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Ideas on the floor plan. The Laundry seems very big -- anything else that could go in there?

 

The hall past the master closets looks small, like it might be a bit congested. 

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Make upper flight of stairs 5' wide.

 

Add detail above round window in front.

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Pitch on front porch roof only increased to 4/12. 

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Added white band around base of main floor. 

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WOW!  What great ideas!! Thank you all so much for taking the time to look at my plan. 

 

The hallway past the master closets in 3'6".  The house we live in now has a 3' hallway which works fine, but we went a little wider.  Do you think 3'6 is too narrow?

 

If you are referring to the very narrow passageway between the laundry room and the master bath, that is what I call a horizontal laundry chute.  It wil allow me to push the hampers directly into the laundry room.  I'll be putting a conveyor roller in there.

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The hallway width should work for you. I understood the laundry access chute. 

 

 

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Last 2. Roof is all 7/12 except the shed roof over the rear deck.

 

 

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It looks like she is leaning toward a 'beachy'  craftsman style, and I think pics #12,13,14,  really follow through with the rest of the house design style.

Looks good, Eric! 

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These change the upper floor some, and attempt to simplify the design a bit.

 

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All gable.

 

my vote so far :)   can you use the Upper pitch option on the front porch roof and blend it into the Upper roof perhaps though.

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All gable with shed.

 

So many permutations. 

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