Before I do the big reveal of the final floor plan, let's look at the initial design concept board I did for my clients...it turned out to be the perfect jumping-off point for the material and plumbing selections...
And here we have the floor plan option chosen by my clients...FLOOR PLAN C for the win! Go here to see all the options that were provided.
FLOOR PLAN C
PERFECTING THE FLOOR PLAN...
While designing the elevations, I perfected the floor plan with some minor changes. In the early stages of design my objective is to provide the clients with as many viable solutions for their space as I can do quickly. Once a floor plan is selected then the fine-tuning begins and we get specific about finish materials,..and all other selections like lighting, plumbing fixtures, window heights, etc.
As you can see, it's in the elevations where the design really comes to life! And even more perfecting goes on when all the last details are decided. Once everything is finalized and selected, the floor plan, elevations and schedules are prepared in CAD and passed on to the contractor and subs. The goal is to make sure everything is clear and understood.
SHOWER, SOAKING TUB, & SINK CABINET
SINK CABINET, LINEN, & TOILET COMPARTMENT
WHY I DID WHAT I DID...
Remember how, narrow the space was? I improved it a million times by relocating the closet to the new added-on space, and placing low components like the base cabinets, soaking tub and toilet along the long perimeter walls. The shower was designed with 1/4" glass surround that will allow the eyes to travel though it...and the top section of the linen cabinets will have mirror insets.
Another design technique I used to give the illusion of a wider space was to blow-out the area above the sinks with mirrors...one little dinky mirror wouldn't do the trick...and I didn't want it to be one gigantic one either...that would create a dated look...so I incorporated custom millwork, designing it with three paneled openings with inset mirrors above each sink, and two wall-lights mounted in the glass. It doesn't get more custom than that!
Come back soon to see all the progress happening at the Break Arch Project! Go here to see the before photos.