the gathered home | part three

design decisions. nailing our modest floor plan. 

this was the part of the process I have been the most excited about and also the most nervous. having a background in interior design meant that I had a fair idea of what fittings and design features I wanted included in our home but I fully recognise that there are so many decisions to be made and I was scared that something would be missed.  

for our family we wanted a home that would last for at least the next 10 years while our children grow into young adults. the spaces needed to work for us now as a young family but also into the future when they get older and more independent. their rooms, while not large, are suitable to fit in double beds and they include huge wardrobes and a study nook. the master has a small walk in wardrobe and enough space for our king sized bed but not much else. 

we decided against an ensuite and instead spent on beautiful fittings for the shared bathroom and a spare toilet in the garage. 

our living/dining/kitchen space is just under half of the floor plan and includes a raked ceiling to maximise on the feeling of space here. we love to entertain and share our homes with friends and family so the 'feeling' of this room was really important for us to get right. there is a small nook where the tv can be put away and not impede on the space as well as a beautiful upright fireplace in the corner for cozy winter evenings. 

our double garage houses the laundry and yet more storage and we have future proofed with an e-vehicle charging port and space for a workbench along one wall. 

any questions, please feel free to get in touch @thegatheredhomenz

 

the gathered home | part three