Late Winter Addition Update…

An attempt to hire an architect did not work out.  This left me with no choice but to try and design the addition (and all of those persnickety details involved) myself.

Overall, I came up with a design that looks like this:

This design will add the office we want for Abby (the left part of the structure); new closets for Ethan, within Abby’s office, and within the kitchen; enlarge the kitchen (the right part of the structure); and add a deck.  The vaulted ceilings will extend about 12′ high at the peak.

Skylights are still being considered, as is basement egress, but overall, the shape of the structure is in our minds, firm.

 

Support for the structure has been considered from every angle…

1st floor joists (including doubling where extra support above will be required):

 

 

 

 

Providing for support 2nd floor joists within the framework of the new open floor plan:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The supports for the new roof:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and on and on…

Next step is to meet with the Town’s Code Enforcement Officer and see what else I need…  to be continued…

 

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