I considered lots of different house plan ideas. I suppose it's only natural given the fact that I really enjoy home design. On this page I reveal all the home design ideas that were considered during our design journey. Some ideas are mine. Some are from friends and family others came from our architects. Because they're only ideas, the sketches on this page are rough and ready, doodles really. The vast majority of these house plan ideas didn't end up in the final design. My hope is that some of the ideas here that I didn't use will give you some inspiration for your home design.
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.