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    • firsttimebuyer2013
    • By firsttimebuyer2013 7th Jan 18, 10:43 PM
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    Which configuration is better?
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    • 7th Jan 18, 10:43 PM
    Which configuration is better? 7th Jan 18 at 10:43 PM
    So we want to do some changes to our house. We want to convert the garage into a home office, but using part of it as a utility room.

    What we can't decide is which layout to go for. A is what it currently is. B & C are the two proposals. In both, the door to the home office will both be in the same position. The differences are ultimately where entrance to the utility room will be located.

    In B, the current doorway to the garage will be bricked up with a door connecting the kitchen to the utility room installed. Access to outisde will remain from the kitchen.

    In C, the kitchen dooryway will be blocked up, keeping the current garage door for outside access, with a door connecting utility room to the kitchen.

    Both options will provide similar cupboard/unit space, just differing whether it will be in the kitchen or UR.

    What are everyones thoughts? Which would you prefer? This isn't a forever home but we'll be here for a while but want to gauge what peoples preferences might be when we come to sell.

    Thank you for reading

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    • exiled_red
    • By exiled_red 7th Jan 18, 10:55 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 10:55 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 10:55 PM
    Personally I would put the door to the outside in the utility room and have the extra space in the kitchen, that way the utility room could be used as a mud room to take off wet/dirty clothes and shoes without making the kitchen a mess, also the extra cupboard and worktop space in the kitchen is always useful.

    But ultimately it depends on what you are wanting to use the utility room for. Even if it isn't your forever home you should think about what you want from it.
    • trailingspouse
    • By trailingspouse 8th Jan 18, 8:46 AM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 8:46 AM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 8:46 AM
    In both B and C you are going to have to walk from office through hall and lounge to kitchen every time you want to make a coffee.

    If you hang clothes outside, then access directly to the garden from the utility (rather than having to go back through the kitchen) would make sense.

    What are your plans for the 'empty' space at the end of the kitchen? The obvious thing would seem to be a table, but with potentially 3 doors opening on to that space, I think that might not work very well - another reason for putting the external door in the utility.
    • J B
    • By J B 8th Jan 18, 9:33 AM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 9:33 AM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 9:33 AM
    I choose C for the reasons already given.

    Will there not be a window in your office??
    Why not 'do the job properly' and turn the garage door into a window?

    In both B and C you are going to have to walk from office through hall and lounge to kitchen every time you want to make a coffee.
    Originally posted by trailingspouse
    But, as we are encouraged to move from our desk more regularly, isn't that a good idea?
    • glasgowdan
    • By glasgowdan 8th Jan 18, 1:33 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 1:33 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 1:33 PM
    C with a door to the kitchen
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