an Art studio

 

 

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remember way back when I started this project?

 well. Many little things got in my way. {like the fact it took forever to get Autocad(the drawing program on my cpu) and then it took forever to find the time…doh!}

 But I’ve FINALLY finished some schematic design ideas for the Art Studio for my mother-in-law, just in time for her birthday! 🙂 Let me show her {& you} why it’s taken me so long:

Remember the concept(click here: Light and space. I wanted to create a space that allowed for her artistic abilities to explode. For her to be able to work comfortably and have plenty of storage but also to soak in as much natural light as possible to create an inspiring space.

Here is the existing house:

 The existing house is adorable!

Now, my version:

Here is the front elevation. (yes, i realize that my windows are out of scale…but did not have the time or energy to redraw them again… sorry!) In this schematic design, I’m suggesting the art studio addition be up above the garage. So the roof would have to be re-built at a higher angle so that the head height inside will be high enough. I suggested having a brackets hold up a higher overhang over the garage doors.

Here is the right side elevation. The door to garage is the existing door. From this view you can see the side of the dormer and the higher garage.

Here is the floor plan!

yes!

 What we’ve been waiting for!

 {please notice that there are 2 parts of the project. }

Part 1: A Master Bath RENO- easy enough. I’m suggesting that they remove the existing tub/shower and put in a tiled custom shower with bench and a new vanity. I didn’t think disturbing the rooms around it was in the game plan, but it will still be beautiful the same size with new finishes and shower.

Now, the main part of the project: The art studio. First, you walk through a pair of french doors (maybe glass?) into the Gallery:

This gallery is just an entry space that separates the art studio from the rest of the bedrooms, but really it could be used as a viewing gallery as well. Wouldn’t it be lovely to have some pretty lighting to high-light some of the art in this little space? You could switch art around in that little area whenever you wanted to create a new inspiring entry into your space.

Then there is the central area of the room with plenty of space to get messy and make art. There is a faux wood wrapped beam with a chandelier hanging, with lots of light from the skylights and all the dormer windows around the room. There is even room for a sweet little anthropology chair 🙂 in the corner.

The south side of the room has the skylights and lots of storage. Because of the slope of the ceiling and not wanting the space to get too tall, this wall is perfect for lots of built-in drawers and cabinets. The skylights are perfect on this side of the room so that you can catch the Seattle Sunshine whenever it decides to show it’s face.

Then the north side of the room, just may be my favorite spot to imagine. It has a wall full of windows facing north to get the perfect daylighting conditions. It would be a wonderful little place for an easel. And maybe a cute little ottoman to sit on when you need to just think. There are cute little corner windows as well that allow in a little bit of east and west light, but are really just adorable and inspiring(see side elevation and section).

This is a Section view {pretend that you just walked through the gallery doors-you’re looking south/west (the opposite direction from the side elevation)} Everything that I just explained in plan is there: the skylights & storage on the southern side, the wood beam in the center of the room, the cute north dormer overlooking the driveway, the cute little side windows, and even the anthro chair 🙂 (even more! – because as you can see in the garage, i can’t draw cars and revert back to childish cartoons )

Pam, I hope you enjoyed my little idea! And that you’re inspired 🙂 Happy Birthday! Love you!

 o. and I’ll be sending you a bill for my time shortly.

naw, just kidding.

or am i? 🙂 tee hee.

xoxo

kimberly renee

{PS. NOTE: These are just schematic plans-to actually create construction documents, I’d need to measure your house better 😉 and check in with a structural engineer. So please don’t try to do any of this on your own, at home.}

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0 Responses to an Art studio

  1. Pam Holderman November 1, 2010 at 10:03 am #

    Build it today please by the time I get home from work OK? WONDERFUL!!! thank you… gotta go. Will talk later…

  2. Pam Holderman November 1, 2010 at 10:03 am #

    Build it today please by the time I get home from work OK? WONDERFUL!!! thank you… gotta go. Will talk later…

  3. Gloria November 4, 2010 at 3:35 pm #

    Stopping by,,,from Pam’s blog….:) what a sweet Daughter-in-law you are. That was such a thoughtful birthday gift!
    Sweet blessings to you,
    Gloria @}~`}~~~

  4. Gloria November 4, 2010 at 3:35 pm #

    Stopping by,,,from Pam’s blog….:) what a sweet Daughter-in-law you are. That was such a thoughtful birthday gift!
    Sweet blessings to you,
    Gloria @}~`}~~~

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