A friend and customer of mine does drawings for a living (in fact he did the drawings for my own extension), so I wasn't surprised when I went to do some work on his hous and there wasn't a single drawing to look at! We were completely changing the layout of the upstairs of his house. the upstairs was two bedrooms, a lot of landing space and an airing cupboard.
|New hole into the second bedroom|
He decided that by creating the access to the second bedroom off the stairs he could then use all the landing space and a small amount in the bedroom to create a new bathroom upstairs. It's difficult to explain what he's done without seeing a floor plan but it really works well and makes much better use of space.
|An area in the second bedroom where the bath was going to go|
|handrail and airing cupboard to be removed|
|New steps built. A job like this takes a surprising amount of time as it's a really fiddly job to do!|
|Staring to build the bulkhead over the stairs to form the new bathroom and make the most of that space over the stairs that's often wasted.|
|Studwork for the bath ready to be boarded.|
Dan was really pleased with how much I got done in two days, especially considering how much thinking was involved to make sure everything was in the right place and making the best use of space.
By using someone to redesign the layout of your house it's surprising how much better it can make a house flow and I'd say you'd also add a lot of value as well. His website is here and I really recommend him for any drawing work you need.