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    English Noodles Designs a House

    Over the past couple of weeks we have been playing around with a few ideas for the future project of our house build.

    We wanted a single floor house and decided on 3 bedrooms.

    Here is what we have come up with so far, a simple floor plan of the layout which we would like.

    Are there any major changes that look like they should be made? Any suggestions on design and layout etc.

    This is as far as we have got, have not done any front, side and rear elevations as I have no idea as to what the roof should be looking like.

    Anyway, thoughts please.

    P.S. I will try to put a scanned pic in tomorrow if I get the chance, this is just a photo of the paper I drew it on.


    Total area; 181.5m2

    Inside area; 131.75m2

    Outside area; 49.75m2

    Will be set on a couple of rai.


    Last edited by English Noodles; 08-01-2010 at 09:57 PM.

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    Looks pretty good to me, where's splitlid with his magic wand?

    thought you weren't doing any more threads Noodles

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    Looks ok noodles but I would make the kitchen a room of its own.

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    Daveyboy beat me to it.

    You have a huge Patio area, why not cut that into some kitchen space?

    I think it looks ok, but personally I prefer a separate kitchen from my living/dining room area.

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    Just a slight comment taking into account superstitions. I had to redesign my house so the front and rear doors weren't inline. Something to do with money coming in the front door and going straight out the back.

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    I prefer open plan areas, just need to get a decent extractor fan!

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    Yeah and then make sure it's well maintained. In my apartment now if I fry something the place stinks for a good day or so. And I have a well maintained hooded cooking top.

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    We wanted a single floor house and decided on 3 bedrooms
    We? Just you and Mrs Noodles then?

    If so looks great but I think that anymore than two people and might be bit small maybe? Granted we're in a different situation with twins but our house currently is 2fl, 3brm, 3bth and 210sqm and we've already outgrown it and are looking for a bigger place (I'd kill for a 4th brm right now!).

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    Guests love en-suite bathrooms. Move wardrobe in bed 3 and put door into bathroom.

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    Ground beams and posts all over the bloody place, shouldn't be allowed for non builders to even have a say in designing their own home....

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    Few good points there mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke View Post
    I prefer open plan areas, just need to get a decent extractor fan!
    Me too and I have good experiences with the open kitchen we have now. Maybe I should scan my floor plan if anyone is interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke
    Looks pretty good to me, where's splitlid with his magic wand?
    Thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke
    thought you weren't doing any more threads Noodles
    That's sooooooo last year, Jizz.
    Quote Originally Posted by daveboy
    Looks ok noodles but I would make the kitchen a room of its own.
    Quote Originally Posted by filch
    Daveyboy beat me to it. You have a huge Patio area, why not cut that into some kitchen space? I think it looks ok, but personally I prefer a separate kitchen from my living/dining room area.
    I really love open plan.
    Quote Originally Posted by Larn
    Just a slight comment taking into account superstitions. I had to redesign my house so the front and rear doors weren't inline. Something to do with money coming in the front door and going straight out the back.
    Will check that out.
    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    We? Just you and Mrs Noodles then?
    Yep.
    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    If so looks great but I think that anymore than two people and might be bit small maybe? Granted we're in a different situation with twins but our house currently is 2fl, 3brm, 3bth and 210sqm and we've already outgrown it and are looking for a bigger place (I'd kill for a 4th brm right now!).
    I would love to make it bigger but my piggy bank will not give up the bacon I'm afraid.
    Quote Originally Posted by Spin
    Guests love en-suite bathrooms. Move wardrobe in bed 3 and put door into bathroom.
    Will consider it.
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Ground beams and posts all over the bloody place, shouldn't be allowed for non builders to even have a say in designing their own home....
    Piss off.
    Quote Originally Posted by Smug Farang Bore
    Few good points there mate.
    Aye
    Quote Originally Posted by Fabian
    Me too and I have good experiences with the open kitchen we have now. Maybe I should scan my floor plan if anyone is interested.
    Yes, very interested, post it up here if you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    I would love to make it bigger but my piggy bank will not give up the bacon I'm afraid.
    No biggie, I've just noticed that you said it's to be set on a couple of rai anyways. That leaves more than enough space to expand at a future date if you wanted to.

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    Few less corners would be easier to navigate in the dark.

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    nought wrong with open plans, but , re the kitchen, maybe a breakfast bar and what about a recess for the fridge, whilst i know its a different country, no laundry area?, you may have to sacrifice some of your beaut back patio to extend your wet areas

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    Which side will face north? Also, if your patio space will be covered you will have a weird roof line which can lead to unnecessary building costs and future headaches. One more thing, as DD mentioned about designs and homeowners. Why reinvent the wheel? Meaning, there are so many proven designs already available that have been quality engineered. You would essentially eliminate change orders.
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    So thats where you've been

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    Lot's of 'do it yourself' home designers on TD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by filch View Post
    Daveyboy beat me to it.

    You have a huge Patio area, why not cut that into some kitchen space?

    I think it looks ok, but personally I prefer a separate kitchen from my living/dining room area.

    I reckon that the big patio is good; remember this is Thailand and Western styles of living do not fit in with weather patterns

    why have a "living room" even? whatever that is

    most of your living will be on the patio, so easy access to the kitchen is good
    I have reported your post

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Dude View Post
    Which side will face north? Also, if your patio space will be covered you will have a weird roof line which can lead to unnecessary building costs and future headaches. One more thing, as DD mentioned about designs and homeowners. Why reinvent the wheel? Meaning, there are so many proven designs already available that have been quality engineered. You would essentially eliminate change orders.

    good points

    I assumed the patio was north facing, and it will need some cover for rainy times

    the many "proven" designs are often proved crap, so choose carefully

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    How much do you think it will cost noodles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    I would love to make it bigger but my piggy bank will not give up the bacon I'm afraid.

    Quote Originally Posted by crazy dog
    How much do you think it will cost noodles?
    Looks like just under 2M baht of bacon.

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    Why is there an external door into one of the bedrooms?

    Also, DD is right. Thai houses are usually done on a 4m x 4m grid. Anything different would require a different approach (for example, much bigger beams for longer spans like Norton has in his place). It's not that it can't be done, but it will cost you more and you appear to be on a fairly restricted budget.

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