First thing for us to do was to find the cabin plan that Kristy and I liked.
We really liked the 'curb appeal' of
one from Ken.
The floor plan for this cabin also really appealed to us.
2 bedrooms on the main level, a fireplace is the first thing you see when you
come in the front door and an open great room/dining room/kitchen.
The 2nd floor has the master bedroom and a loft on the other end of the house
and a nice walkway open to the great room below.
The basement will have a two car garage and a couple of rooms down there as
well. I'm not sure if they will be finished. Probably not right off.
I believe that I would make a game/media room/theater out of the space. There are 722
square feet down there (the rest is the basement garage).
Knowing that I was looking at 2 structures, I then began my search for a
garage with an apartment above it.
has a lot to review. This is the plan that met my requirements. 3
car garage, 500+ square foot apartment, interior stairway up to living space (a
lot of them have exterior staircases which wouldn't be good with 30+ inches of
snow on the stairs at any one time) and a gable roof over the garage doors.
Well, at least there's a gable over two of the three stalls. The reason
for this is that as snow slides off the roof, it lands and builds up a huge wall
of ice which is nearly impossible to get over. We'll just store a boat or
ATV's in that end stall. You don't need to access a boat or ATV's during
snow season =)
Some changes will have to happen, and I need this structure to match the look
and feel of the cabin plan that I picked from Ken. He will basically have
to use these as a template and redesign them completely in his software.