Last night I posted a floor plan for a house I designed. Nobody really seemed to like it much, but I did get some good constructive criticism. I made a few changes and I'm happier with the new design.

Some of the changes include:

  • Compacting the living areas. This had the effect of decreasing the overall width of the house and bringing down to my target size of 3000 sq. ft.
  • Redesigning the bedrooms and bathrooms in the upper right to avoid plumbing on an exterior wall, adding a door for more privacy when using the bathrooms, and using the closets to create a sound barrier between the bedrooms.
  • Adding the garage I kept talking about, except I connected it with a nifty glass corridor (it will be well ventilated for the summer) instead of a breezeway.

Does anybody actually like it now? ; )


Yes, that's a Volvo wagon and BMW on a shop lift. Plenty of room for more tools and toys as well.

Here's a 3D view so you can get an idea of what I wanted to do with the windows. Again, ignore the decor.