1200 sqft apartment

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Description:
I need a good design for a 1200 sqft apartment. The apartment must have 2 bedrooms with ensuite or shared bath, a guest bath ie sink & toilet, laundry area/room, kitchen, dining area, living room, clothes closets etc. Any and all ideas welcome. Top two designs win. See attached file for space. Note put in windows wherever you like except where noted. This is a second floor and stairs must remain as in the attached drawing.
Wants:
Light, airy, open designs with good usable layouts and creative touches preferred
Software:
  1. I dont care

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1st Winner
#17 1200 sqft apartment Sample01 REV.01 by Percie
Hope you guys like it!!
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Mar 5, 2017 6:18
2nd Winner
#2 1200 sf Apartment by Adam
Mar 3, 2017 19:16
#1 Apartment_Cadcrowd by USLANDS2CAD
A Concept Layout of Second Story Floor
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Mar 3, 2017 3:03
#3 Apartment-OptionB by USLANDS2CAD
Mar 4, 2017 1:12
#4 BarnPartment by bob_zurunkle
Just something quick and simple. The stairs will run longer than others have depicted, for the estimated amount of rise. Will there be a corridor at the bottom, running to a side exit? Also, I haven't shown air handler or water heater. Could air handler be hung from above, with the round duct for an "industrial" look? They do make point-of-use tankless water heaters. An alternative would be to use the "his" closet (guess which one it is). I imagine a soaking tub/shower and spa-like finishes for the master, closet area and bathroom. I have included a closet for stackable laundry equipment. If one of those single units that washes and dries is used, the space above could be pantry. I also thought about the option of leaving the upper part open above the 8 foot walls, to keep the feeling of a spacious cabin. Have you thought about skylights? That's it for now.
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Mar 4, 2017 3:12
#5 Layout 1 by V.M.Design
Any comments or rating would be appreciated, thanks! Should you need any modifications, please do not hesitate!
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Mar 4, 2017 6:58
#6 1200 sqft apartment by Percie
my First Entry, Good Luck too me!!
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Mar 4, 2017 12:22
#7 1200 sf Apartment-2 by Adam
Mar 4, 2017 16:07
#8 1200 sf Apartment-2.1 by Adam
Swapped vanity and toilet in powder bath to put toilets on same wall.
Added 12 foot slider in Living and 9' slider in bedroom.
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Mar 4, 2017 17:07
#9 barn apt by Jess6274
describe are windows .Layout for more natural light and air. double bed for guest bedroom.
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Mar 4, 2017 17:11
#10 1200 sf Apartment-1.1 by Adam
Improvements to version 1
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Mar 4, 2017 18:38
#11 barn apt. v2 by Jess6274
more living space
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Mar 4, 2017 20:07
#12 M by Davit
Have to make some changes regarding to the details, but the idea of the space organization is this, I think.
Please some notes and comments if you have.
Thanks
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Mar 4, 2017 20:21
#13 m_V2 by Davit
with separate bathrooms
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Mar 4, 2017 20:32
#14 m_V3 by Davit
shared
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Mar 4, 2017 20:33
#15 Apartment_OptionC by USLANDS2CAD
Mar 4, 2017 22:10
#16 1200 sf Apartment - 3 by Adam
Mar 5, 2017 1:39
#18 1200 sqft apartment by Percie
Mar 5, 2017 8:39
#19 layout 2 by Jess6274
Mar 5, 2017 14:54
#20 1200sqft Apartment by isira
Mar 5, 2017 17:56
#21 APARTMENT-01 by kabbo
sir, it is a primary plan layout.
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Mar 5, 2017 21:01
#22 APARTMENT-02 by kabbo
sample-02
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Mar 5, 2017 21:25
#23 7 Option 1200 SF Apartment by Adam
Attached are 7 moire options. If there is any one in particular you like, I'll get it drawn up in CAD.
These are all drawn to scale the old fashioned way. The contest would be over by the time I placed them all in CAD ;-)
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Mar 6, 2017 13:29
#24 2 bedroom apartment by Nyumba Imara
Mar 8, 2017 15:44
#25 1200 sf Apartment-100 by Adam
Here's another one that can be drawn up if needed.
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Mar 10, 2017 1:30
#26 1200 sqft apartment by Nyumba Imara
Mar 10, 2017 7:06
#27 1200 sf apartment-50 by Adam
Another good design for back dwelling people. This is my favorite.
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Mar 11, 2017 22:56
#29 1200 sf Apartment - 75 by Adam
see attached
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Mar 12, 2017 19:58
#30 1200 sqft Apartment by Nyumba Imara
Mar 13, 2017 12:06
#31 1200 sf Apartment-56 by Adam
The possibilities are endless.
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Mar 13, 2017 19:39
#32 1200 sqft apartment by ansilmi
I will add description later, a little bit busy right now
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Mar 14, 2017 2:25
#33 Layout 1 Revised by V.M.Design
This my original design revised to your suggestions. Closets are present in bedrooms, access to bathrooms is provided both from the bebrooms as well as from the house main hallway. Besides this, the main change was flipping positions of kitchen and living room, which gave me the opportunity to also flip positions of master bathroom and of the smaller bathroom. This way, master bedroom is better connected to master bathroom, the second bedroom is slightly increased in size and the rest of rooms remain as spacious as were in the original design. Please also check the PDF file to get a better feeling of it! Hope you like it! If you still need any changes, please to not hesitate to ask, I will be more than happy to deliver!
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Mar 14, 2017 2:43
#34 Second Floor by Hannibal Hoyer
Design set to keep water service together, and maintain complete separation of rooms and living space.
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Mar 15, 2017 2:45
#35 1200 sqft apartment by Nyumba Imara
This is the final draft. I hope you like it.
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Mar 16, 2017 6:23
#36 BarnPartment II by bob_zurunkle
I decided to give it another shot, so this one is more complete. I think realistically there's not enough room to have everything in comfortable sizes with all the extras on the "must have" list, but I have created two good sized bedrooms, living room and kitchen, which would have to have dining within it - perhaps in place of the island, which is designed for seating on two sides. I have eaten at an old long slab farmhouse table that had drawers in it, and that was where a lot of baking prep went on too (just a thought).
I did find room for utilities and a powder room. Note the niche on the left wall of the kitchen (could be a recessed bookshelf or china display). Note also the attic access stair for the loft storage above. One option might be a full stair along that wall, with play loft on right side (open to great room below) and storage on left side- again with skylights. The stair would reduce the archway from vestibule to kitchen to 42" and more directly into the kitchen, which might not be desirable.
Another thought is an angled fireplace in the great room (front wall adjacent to bedroom), with a smaller version in the Master bedroom. Too many options to draw in one sitting though.
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Mar 19, 2017 1:59
#37 1200 sqft apartment by rebecca
Mar 20, 2017 9:02
#38 1200 sqft apartment by zeldom
Mar 20, 2017 16:32
#39 1F by KokoKrunchyRoll
Yey
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Mar 20, 2017 20:32
#40 1FRWD by KokoKrunchyRoll
Final
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Mar 20, 2017 20:48
#41 Ap-RWD by KokoKrunchyRoll
K-RWD
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Mar 21, 2017 17:18
#42 1200 sqft apartment by Wanyoike
2 bedrooms with ensuite or shared bath, a guest bath, laundry room, kitchen and pantry, dining area, living room, closets
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Mar 22, 2017 10:55
#43 PROPOSED SECOND FLOOR PLAN by Mike Mero
Hi,
Please see attached files.
Thanks
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Mar 24, 2017 9:13
#45 PROPOSED SECOND FLOOR PLAN by Mike Mero
Hi Dshant,
For your reference, i've made some options i hope you like it.
Thanks
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Mar 25, 2017 1:59
#46 1200 sqft apartment by Elen
Hello,
Please see attached files. I'm waiting for your mark.
If you have any additional requirements let me know.
Regards, Elen
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Mar 25, 2017 17:16
#47 Barnpartment III by bob_zurunkle
Probably my last attempt. I am showing some of the things I suggested in Barnpartment II. I am showing the Great Room as open to the roof above. I have tweaked some door swings, made the linen closet accessible from the vanity anteroom, and enlarged the island. I am showing a corner fireplace, and I have slightly increased the size of the vestibule, to squeeze in an entry closet. The powder room grew too, but the toilet stayed put, as I believe there is structure to avoid underneath with plumbing drops. I didn't mention before, but I visualize the bathroom sink as a stylish cabinet with a fairly deep stainless steel kitchen sink, to double as the laundry sink.
I also narrowed the archway to show a desk area. I am now showing an alternating tread stair to the loft storage above - or it could be like what you see in some small apartment remodels, where each step below desktop height contains a drawer, the fourth step continues across as the desktop, and the rest going up are open concept. If the desk has cabinets below (either side of a kneespace), they could match the kitchen cabinets.
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Mar 25, 2017 18:05
#48 Barn Apartment by ec-dd
Two options for your Barn Apartment. You have a great space to work with. Please look over all pages. Enjoy these designs and best of luck on your project.
Thanks,
Elise Chwan
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Mar 25, 2017 22:25
#49 Barn Apartment by ec-dd
Hi dshant,
I edited the second option and put a window in the laundry room. Please disregard the first submission. Would love to hear from you. Again, good luck with your apartment and enjoy these designs.
Thanks,
Elise
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Mar 26, 2017 14:01
#50 KKG by KokoKrunchyRoll
With Unit Bath
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Mar 27, 2017 14:23

Discussion

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bob_zurunkle

Designer

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:36:29 +0000
Congratulations to the winners!

dshant

Buyer

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 21:43:36 +0000
A lot of really good designs here and some not so great. Need to take account of the views and the most frequently used rooms when designing. No closets on the view wall etc. Anyway thanks to everyone and good luck with your future work. Special mention to Junkins and Zeldom and Nyumba Imara who did a lot of work to make their presentations professional. In the end it just came down to personal preference on my part.

Mike Mero

Designer

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:16:39 +0000
Hi Dshant,

I submit a proposed second floor plan for your reference.
i'm glad to hear feedback from you.

Thanks
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:29:00 +0000
dshant, can you clarify something for me. You submitted an exterior rendering and a picture of a structure. My question is, does your pre fab building have the two one story wings on each side or is your building going to be just the two story center section. Also, would you be opposed to having an elevator in lieu of a stair ? Thirdly, how would you feel about using what you call Balcony into living space and relocating the balcony to the side and rear of the building for even more flexibility.

bob_zurunkle

Designer

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 02:16:03 +0000
Another alternative might be to shrink the kitchen and increase the Great Room to allow a corner space for a small round 4-seater dining table.

bob_zurunkle

Designer

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 02:12:46 +0000
A correction to my Barnpartment II drawing - the vestibule is 8'-2" x 5'-6".

USLANDS2CAD

Designer

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:57:09 +0000
Wow, lots of designers competing on this project!

Dshant, concerning load bearing walls, are there any on the interior?

dshant

Buyer

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:03:25 +0000
Ansilmi. Professional presentation! I don't think the bathroom and closet across the hall from the bedrooms is a great concept.

dshant

Buyer

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 23:36:43 +0000
Adam you sure have been busy. Thanks for all the effort

V.M.Design

Designer

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 10:04:23 +0000
@ Buyer, Thanks for your feedback! Actually, I'm pretty sure there are closets in both bedrooms, but let me check my files again. Either way, I will update with required modifications.

dshant

Buyer

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 17:47:50 +0000
Jess SOme good ideas but your living room is too narrow at 11 feet. Adam I liked your design better than this one

dshant

Buyer

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 16:58:26 +0000
VM No closets in the bedrooms which are required here in the US and access to bathrooms from the bedrooms would be good. Otherwise nice design.
Percie Same comment about closets and if you were to take out one bath moving the 2 bedroom up a bit and angle the wall in the second bedroom it would give the feel of more space in the living room which is a bit tight at that point.

USLANDS2CAD

Designer

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 13:55:20 +0000
Do you have a set budget for this project?

dshant

Buyer

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 05:38:25 +0000
Bob You can design the windows any size you like. It does open it up without the second bath.

bob_zurunkle

Designer

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 00:26:41 +0000
Some thoughts...
1. The one end has the views and a balcony, so that's where the living happens. a kitchen can be farther back inside and there're ways to bounce light farther into the interior.
2. A caretakers' apartment, so doesn't need a lot of flash and extras...but it should give a sense of dignity and "home".
3. Those windows above the clerestory will never meet code for being an alternate means of egress, so the bedrooms will need that secondary means internally - that points to a Jack-and-Jill bathroom as a possibility. the question is, is a second bathroom all that necessary? Or do we do two with an exit to the hall. As for the Master Bath, I am sure you can get a lockset that allows exit without entry...
4. The windows as shown might not meet the requirements for natural light and ventilation. in the bedrooms, they may need to be wider.

dshant

Buyer

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 21:17:36 +0000
I should point out there is a view on the balcony side

dshant

Buyer

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 18:39:09 +0000
Percie and Cstringer This is a little apartment for caretakers. Maybe a couple maybe with one kid. Nothing special required just a nice livable space. Need all the things you would like to have in a small home. On the foundation load, this is a steel frame structure with heavy steel beams and uprights. I will put in a picture. No need to worry about structure. It is strong enough to have elephants living here!

Davit

Designer

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 10:17:04 +0000
Mr. shant, I have the proposal, with the 3d for your second floor, with the furniture and all stuff, and I would like to post it.
Please make the prepayment to be sure.)
Thanks

Percie

Designer

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 07:10:44 +0000
Hi dshant, what my concern is the location of your 1st floor foundation so that we can calculate where is the minimum and maximum load of your 2nd floor. For example kitchen and bath have high load morethan bedroom. In design of 2nd flr. My first thing to do is to balance the load.
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:32:44 +0000
Will 2nd bedroom be guest room, or full time occupied?

Prefer a master bedroom and smaller room? Or equal sized rooms?
If both full time occupied will it be 2 adults or adults and child's room.
Prefer side by side bedrooms or separated rooms?

Prefer balcony access from common areas or bedrooms?

What areas if any would you like priority? Large bedrooms? Kitchen? Or common living room/common space? Where do you think most time would be spent? Common areas or bedrooms?

Can you give brief description of anticipated living arrangement? Parents and child? Single adult? 2 adult roommates? Younger occupants or older? Lots of guests and entertaining?

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