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Explore the Existing Floor Plan

Happy Friday, everyone! This week has just been full of treats here on the blog. First, the People’s Choice vote launches, and now … the existing floor plan is here! For me, it’s hard to really understand the layout of a home through images. Now, you can really comprehend what the home looks like and make your predictions on what’s to come in the renovation. Project manager Dylan Eastman shares his commentary and unnoticed details throughout the floor plan “tour” to help you all navigate.

Dylan Eastman Chris GrundyProject manager Dylan Eastman and tool expert Chris Grundy on site at Blog Cabin 2014.

Dylan Eastman Chris GrundyDylan and Grundy scoping out the home’s floor plan.

Check out the original floor plan >>

What do you think is changing? Share your renovation dreams with everyone.

  • Posted at 1:32 pm on January 1, 2014
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410 Comments

  1. I love this house such character ,please dont destroy it ,enhance it …

    Audrey Sheldon on January 16, 2014 at 2:33 pm
  2. I am so excited to see the renovation. What a beautiful site. Love it!!!

    Kathleen on January 16, 2014 at 5:08 pm
  3. My preferences would be to make the following changes if possible.

    1. Incorporate the rear porch into both the kitchen/laundry room and the master bedroom.
    a. The additional space in the bedroom can be used to add a master bath and a walk-in closet.
    b. Put a laundry/mud room move the ironing board into this area leading to the kitchen.
    2. Combine the Breakfast room with the kitchen open it up with a center island for eating/baking/canning, etc.
    3. Add a large outside covered deck/porch with outside cooking area and firepit for entertaining.
    4. The closet should be made into a combination pantry/linen closet.

    So excited still can picture retiring in this jewel. I have a few more ideas for the widow walk and the sunroom, be back …

    pappysfav on January 16, 2014 at 7:12 pm
  4. VOTE VOTE VOTE!

    COOLSMILEY on January 17, 2014 at 1:32 pm
  5. I really hope they keep the drop down ironing board, rather than having it in the kitchen perhaps placing it in the laundry area, but if it is in the kitchen that is okay. Also having a dock is great (Sittin' in the morning sun / I'll be sittin' when the evening comes!). What a blessing it will be for the winner!

    Slps60 on January 18, 2014 at 12:16 pm
  6. It would be great to see the lower living/dining areas opened up…..can't wait to see what the new plans look like….exciting….:)

    irishclover573 on January 19, 2014 at 10:47 am
  7. I like the 2 sided nook with a lg. window for breeze on that wall, take the one kit. wall out; take the closet out adjoining the kit. – bedroom, put a closet in back to back of the of the other bedroom; to add more kit. pantry and counter space with a island in between, possibly one wheels. Move the stairs to one side to make better use of the space instead of center; then 1wall could come out. Have a pool and outdoor shower, a big stone patio with built in grill area and lg. fire pit. Have a 2nd floor plus the one end a lg. TV with Murphy bed, loung area, possible a bathroom.

    Denise_D._ on January 19, 2014 at 2:12 pm
  8. I would also put in a wrap around porch. Dog door and a dog house that gators couldn't get into, rain up on rocks, that dog can up but not gators. Maybe built on the wrap around E. side. West side maybe to hot.

    Denise_D._ on January 19, 2014 at 2:19 pm
  9. Also have store in the nook seats.

    Denise_D._ on January 19, 2014 at 2:37 pm
  10. One word-potential!

    Carol on January 20, 2014 at 3:36 pm

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