I tried my best to explain the new house layout with descriptions and pictures, but a floor plan is worth 1000 words. Even if that floor plan is my hand drawn, not to scale mess. The upper level is almost self-sufficient, only the laundry room is in the basement to keep a household functioning.
The entry is a split level and all living spaces branch off from there. Bedrooms and bathrooms are to the right, over the garage below. And here’s the (wonky, not especially accurate) drawing of the basement. Garages take up about half of the lower level. Ben wants to knock down the walls between the storage rooms (at the top) and the garage to gain enough space to store two cars and his boat.
I didn’t know what to call the large, red-carpeted space in the basement, so it’s now the bonus room. And here’s the pool room configuration, roughly.
So many doors in there! Three out to the deck, one off the wet bar leading to the back patio, and another from the house, right next to my office. The half bath backs up to the kitchen, accessible from the pool room.
Again, nothing is to scale, so things look off. The boys bedroom isn’t that long and skinny, the kitchen isn’t that big, but it should help figure out which room is where. When I find the time, I’d like to do a video tour, if you’d be interested…