plans as of November 2008
So after much thought, head scratching and gazing at the house, backs of envelopes, old pencils and tape measures mixed in equal part with a demo CAD program called SmartDraw we came up with a floor plan of the house. I then tried to use MS VISIO and rapidly gave up. It tries too hard too please and changed all the measurements on me. Maybe it was me but found plenty of references to the problem on the web but no answers. I have now transferred it all into MS Publisher as SmartDraw has run out and it is very expensive to purchase.
Anyhow the idea is to open up the kitchen, laundry, dining room and sunroom; add French doors to the sunroom out to the deck to let in the Northern light; convert the present living room into a bedroom and then turn bedroom 3 & 4 into a master bedroom with ensuite. Or keep it as a four bedroom house or three beds and a study. We will be using the odd space in the hallway and where the back door is to add an extra bathroom or half bathroom. In the Garden we will add a strawbale built workshop/studio and a larger sunroom. Of course this may evolve as we go forward.
One future layout for our house