My ranking criteria were aesthetic of the design, affordability, practicality, and use of green materials. Aesthetics - I think the aesthetics of this design were a little different than what I asked for. I wanted minimal, rustic, and my partner likes transitional so many designers chose pieces from west elm, pier 1, restoration hardware, and pottery barn. This design was a little too eclectic with Asian and modern influences in the downstairs. My son's bedroom was also a little too feminine and the layout of the toy room with the bed in front of the main door was slightly odd. Affordability - I like how the designer gave me the prices and names for all of the items in a map format. That was really nice. This allows me to easily purchase an item that I like. Elements were from Ikea and could be easily obtained and design was in budget so that was great. Practicality - The design was practical in that all of the pieces that needed to be there were there. Some design elements were a little odd - the bed in front of the door in the toy room, 3 lamps in my son's room, the vase in front of the tv in the family room, the hood over the oven in the kitchen (the oven doesn't need a hood), the tv in the living room. Green materials - I didn't see this highlighted in the design. Things that I will use: My favorite part of this design was the master bedroom. I like the colors and the simplicity. The office is also very nice, though I would move the chair around so it is easier to see the computer. I will also use the overhead lamp in my son's room, though I'll probably move it to the toy room. Thanks for your design submission!
Hello Arc 556, I think you are very close to something I would really like. 1) The desk is missing and is an important part of the room. 2) Directional arm Reading sconces on his and her side of bed. 4) Balance of feminine and masculine. The room is very feminine and while I really like it my husband may not.
Interesting concept opening the entire floor but we personally prefer privacy in the combined bedroom space. Bathroom door and sofa in front not ideal. Alternate plan is practical. Thanks very for your submission!
Good approach, but ultimately we felt that both wrapping on left side wall (where you put the hob) and ALSO having an island is too much. Also the island takes up the entire space of the kitchen which means we really have no place for a dining room table.
Living/Dining have good practical suggestions
This looks like my floor layout with some furniture elements from an architectural design program. Not much of a value add for us.
Dear Arc 705, Thank you again for participating in my design/remodel project. Your condo layout was thoughtful in amenities, but in receiving cost estimates for the needed construction and demolition, It was well above the high end of my budget. Also, unfortunately, the design eliminated much of the needed storage in the kitchen and laundry area, and prevented me from re-selling the home with three bedrooms, which is very important as I think about our future. Thank you again for sharing your creative genius with me on my condo project. I appreciate the time and thought you put into my home. Kind Regards, Robyn = )
The designer did not pay attention to our specifications at all. Examples: "industrial design, use same appliances, open shelving" Poor.
This design made the most out of current wasted space in the bathroom and the finishes depicted were very tasteful, however the flow into both rooms feels quite restrictive especially the small space between the toilet and vanity.
Traditional. (In a bad way). Like the flow of the kitchen but not style of cabinets. Cabinets that don't go to ceiling appear old-fashioned. Additionally, the fireplace does not appear to be a focal point in this design...a misstep in my opinion
Dear Arc, Thanks for your participation to the Cocteau 2.0 challenge, the choice was tough to find out the most suitable proposal. Regards, Mikael.
Ceiling is too complicated, as is basement being open. I like media wall. Plan may be most architectural pleasing, but requires more carpenter work than I am willing to expend.
Design did not include existing built in cabinet as requested. Also, number of views included makes it difficult to fully assess functionality.
Nice design, but it was not really responsive to the realities of the space. For example, the bathroom in this design is where our water heater and furnace are and so that's not practical. Also, we noted in the original specs that we wanted the laundry on the other side of the wall, which this design does not take into account.
Like the idea of decks cutting into the building lengthwise instead just being at the end. Thought the exterior was a little more traditional than I'd like. Don't like the bedroom on the first floor but like the dining room area and the separation from the living room.
Good interior design concepts Too many bedrooms, only specified four. No provision for HVAC.
Beautiful renderings, but unfortunately in completely the wrong style (we specifically asked for traditional styling and NOT modern). Also, no site plan was submitted per the requested docs.