Making a silk purse out of a pigs ear!
We have made the decision to renovate our tired house.
There are a few parts to the over all design as my elderly parents are going to be living in a granny flat/ small home in the back part of our plot. So we can help in the older years.
Part A: Main House
For the main existing house we would like to extend the garage out to the boundary to have a double garage and this may be extended into the existing living/dining so it can fit both cars in.
On the right side off the house we have a sewer pipe running up to the property behind us so are restricted in building out any further than the existing house. The laundry is at the back of the garage at the moment so would be great to have it separate even if it is still there but with a wall to separate it, made be with a butlers pantry incorparated with lots of storage. Storage is another issue at the moment so more storage is a must!!
We would like open plan, but would also like a media room/rumpus room for the kids. We are happy moving the existing kitchen but to keep costs down leave the bathrooms where they are but may extend the ensuite into the existing linen cupboard as it is tiny!? But we are open to ideas. The existing family room is just a wasted space at the moment.
Also thought about pushing the spare bedrooms out to the eaves to give a little bit more room as the kids get older, at least bed 2 on the right side.
My wife is a beauty therapist and although it is not her full time job (she does this on the weekends) it would be great to have a room for her about 3x3mtrs or 2.5x3mtrs either attched to the house or a separate, with access not through the main house if possible.
We would love to replace the roof and increase the roof height with a pitched roof but it comes back to budget. Our block faces west, so we thought about a front patio roof flyover to help in the summer months. We would love a pool, so i have included a lot plan with an existing old retaning wall that is already there as we are on a sloping lot towards the front.
Part B: Granny Flat
We would split the block so they have the back half. They would have a walkway up the right side of the house, with a gently sloping pathway.
Mum & Dad would like a 2 bedroom granny flat around the 75sqm with the possibly using the second bedroom as a walk in robe. Toilet separate to the bathroom. They would like a small patio for a BBQ and table set up.
They would also like to have an outlook to the pool, but have the option to close this off if they want to. I thought about a fence with a sliding gate that could be open and closed or some sort of screen? Was hoping to somehow terrace the pool up to or near the granny flat.
To acheive the 75sqm granny flat i would also need to connect the 2 buildings together, with a flyover roof maybe?
Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated!