I'm thinking I wasn't blessed with this. I have 2 and a half floors of a house that I want to make into 4 the same size around 120m2 each giving roughly 500m2 of house (which is big right?) but when I try to visualise each floor in my head it feels small.
I've told my hubby I think we need an extension as part of the renovation to make the ground floor bigger (as that will be our main living area onto the garden) and he's in 2 minds about whether we need it or not.
My problem is this, I want an open plan kitchen, dining, sitting area on the ground floor with WC & various storage rooms. We also need a garage (which necessitates a new build anyway). Can we fit this in 120m2 and still have room to swing the cat?
We also have the minor problem that when we do the renovation we will have sold our house and will have nowhere to live, so the grand plan was to live in the extension thereby saving rent. (I can imagine you are thinking we're mad wanting to live on a building site with 2 under 3's but it will get worse).
Dilemmas we currently have going through our minds, will it cost more to do the build/renovation in 2 stages (extension first, renovation second), do we really need the extension or is it just my lack of spatial awareness that means I imagine we need more space? Can we still apply for green energy credits if we have not yet sold our current home but start work on the future main home? This is a biggie as we want to install a ground source heat pump which would provide our heating & solar panels for water so we need the credits.
It's already taxing my little underworked brain too much & I think we definitely need to take step forwards...roll on July when I can physically see my 120m2 again...for now I have this picture to work from:
Can you see why it’s tricky to imagine living inn this space?
Perhaps I'd better stick to planning the kitchen (which I've already been told by Mr Fitz won't be going in Day 1 or 2!
Anyone got any tricks for planning how to use a big empty space? And being able to imagine yourself in it? Much appreciated!