One of the main drivers of the design brief is to include more bedrooms. I think upstairs is probably the best place for the new bedrooms. Looking at the downstairs floor plan, one of the most obvious things to do at first glance is to build on top of the garages. Well what I mean by that is the two original garages immediately either side of the main 3 bay design of the house. We decide to engage a structural engineer to come and take a look at the foundations and it's good news. They're deep and strong enough to take a second level.
There is nothing like getting excited about architectural features that look beautiful on a 2D floor plan and feel even nicer when standing inside of the finished home. Details like expansive floor to ceiling windows, skylights and other architectural features could have an impact on heating and cooling your home when your energy bill arrives. While it may not be a concern now, think of green cost savings on your architectural features of your floor plan for future living too.