Cooking, Renovations and Fun Stuff

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Architectural Draftsman

When we moved into our house about 18 months ago we had a tiny little kitchen with a prehistoric stove and non-functioning rangehood. The sink was jammed up against the stove, and there was no dishwasher (and no room to put one in).

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The only way to access the back yard was through the narrow laundry

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After six months I couldn’t stand it any longer and ripped out the old kitchen cabinets, reconfigured the kitchen and put in a new sink, dishwasher, oven and rangehood.

Nearly a year later and I’m finally getting around to having the wall taken out between the kitchen and laundry (so we can have better indoor-outdoor flow). I also want to take out the wall between the kitchen and dining room, so we can have an island bench (and more light in the kitchen-dining area). Because our house is two storeys, this is going to involve an architectural draftsman, structural engineer and building surveyor (to get a building permit).

Today we had the architectural draftsman come out to measure up the house and confirm my brief. He had a neat infra-red device that electronically measured the distances between the walls – no tape measure! From here he will draw up the existing conditions and proposed design for me to sign off on. Am looking forward to seeing it!

2 comments:

Kerry W said...

Can't wait to hear about it Charlotte!

Charlotte Orr said...

Thanks Kerry!