gazzala_thahseen

Help for my small dream home .

Gazzala Thahseen
4 years ago
last modified: 3 years ago

Hi, I am starting a duplex home in 20*30 plot .the plan is finalized for ground plus duplex. This is a dream home which my parents are making for me since i have financial restrictions,duplex is where we will live with my 2 yr old daughter .I have a big issue since place is small i want to include storage as well use space .my major concern is my living cum dining which also has stair case to two bedrooms on second floor.The area is 17*13 I want to use staircase railings as tv mounting area.and space below stairs as my crockery and other storage since dining table will be close by. I am attaching the plan for your reference kindly help with your advice on low budget ideas .as i dont want to burden my parents with this also.Can i include an inbuilt dining area below stairs. where can i fit in handwash in first flloor .It will be of great help if you would advice thank you.



Comments (32)

  • paddy_majhi
    4 years ago
    Glad to hear that it your dream home comes true and everyone need the plan according to their living.

    under dig wall rack can be concluded near staircase, tv rack.

    underwall wiring also conclude a couple of space to your sight.

    the arrangement of stair case is best at the place.
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  • Gazzala Thahseen
    Original Author
    4 years ago

    thank you , I was looking out for a tv mounted on railings unit and storage

  • Purpleline - Kitchen Specialist
    4 years ago
    There are lots of options in making your Dream home highly space management with aesthetics. As I am at Bangalore can help if you can reach on 8971094405 or 8073779981
  • Gazzala Thahseen
    Original Author
    4 years ago

    thank you but my issue is that i cannot afford any interior design as we are already tight with the budget.so iam just using all the tips and reference pics.





  • Gazzala Thahseen
    Original Author
    4 years ago

    Thank you for the response I was actually looking for advice and not planning to hire interior designer as I have limited financial commitments towards my house construction.

    As i mentioned earlier its a 20*30 plot with a ground plus first and second floor being duplex.My problem area is my 17*13 living cum dining area with staircase to master bedroom . I want to use up space below the staircase creatively for storage and use staircase railings to mount tv. another concern is having a wash basin in dining area .I have planed a militaristic and contemporary look for the whole house and wood work will be done for other part of house except kitchen, as and when we can manage,As we already have new style spa queen size bed with four door cupboards and dresser.for the bedroom .To b frank enough iam looking at options to design the living space in construction itself like wall accenting,stairs railings etc,so that I need not spent amount on wood work .we have limited budget.I am including plans for duplex for your reference .



  • nagadeepthi
    4 years ago

    I guess you can avoid the exterior staircase as it only leads to the terrace, you can continue the inner one to the terrace with a head room at the top

  • nagadeepthi
    4 years ago

    So, you can extend the verandah space in the ground floor and add a balcony to the second bedroom.

  • Gazzala Thahseen
    Original Author
    4 years ago

    thank you , but the terrace is for a purpose we are planing to build a 1 bhk house on the terrace which is final floor ,but that is in future hence we ended the inner staircase just to second floor also we are having balcony both in first as well as second floor.


    I have another query I would like to have narrow long horizontal windows along the north side facing wall of the living room so that I can have light through out the day .I have included few pics , will that effect the wall that comes on top of it.







  • PRO
    Atelier ARBO (OPC) Private Limited
    4 years ago

    Hello Gazzala

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    OPPEIN HOME
    4 years ago

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  • nagadeepthi
    4 years ago

    Gazzala Thahseen, about your query - to have narrow long horizontal windows along the north side: There is no need to worry about the load coming on to the window because there will be no wall coming on to that, it is the beam. So, it will be transferring the load to the columns not to the wall and window.


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  • Gazzala Thahseen
    Original Author
    4 years ago

    @vishal shah ,thank you, your advice but did not understand the kitchen advice help ,plz

  • nagadeepthi
    4 years ago

    If your opening shifts as the yellow line you can have two counters and more storage, I guess.

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  • Gazzala Thahseen
    Original Author
    3 years ago

    thank you nagadeepthi understood the advice.

  • Swati Joshi
    3 years ago
    Visual shah's advise is really good for both the kitchen and bedroom... I think you should follow that for sure ... in bed room it will helpful to build storage in the bathroom and it will be beneficial to get a and wall straight in front of bed where you can place a wall mount tv or a good painting or bunch of family photo's storyline rather then a bathroom door..... and in kitchen u get whole new space for fridge as well as inbuilt Owen and serving top plus overhead storage, and that's a really good idea though.....
  • Anurag Chaudhary
    3 years ago


  • Anurag Chaudhary
    3 years ago

    one suggestion for you Gazzala



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    3 years ago


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    3 years ago


  • Anurag Chaudhary
    3 years ago

    these are some good ideas under the stair case

  • Gazzala Thahseen
    Original Author
    3 years ago

    thank you anurag chaudhary for the response.they are really good ideas.

  • Gazzala Thahseen
    Original Author
    3 years ago

    Thank you every one we have started the construction and to our good luck we got another 5 ft to the 20*30 after measuring now its 20*35 . I want to have an open kitchen in this please suggest as how I can change the plan to accomodate open kitchen I always wanted to have but to our dismay my architct dint know about 20*35 .he told that having two stairs on interior and 1 exterior and according to vastu in such a small dimension open kitchen is not possible.if anyone can suggest me how to include an open kitchen in 20*35 , I would be greatful. i hav already decided on elevation i hav included






  • nagadeepthi
    3 years ago

    The idea of open kitchen is it opens into living. But your kitchen and living are apart and divided by stairs in between and moreover diagonal. So, you have to make major changes in the plan.

  • Gazzala Thahseen
    Original Author
    3 years ago

    hmmm yes actually i had suggested a plan but dint know where to place the inner staircase when we had 20*30. plan. so we opted out and went ahead with the plan that architect suggested only to realise that we can utilize 35 instead of 30 that was told.so i dont know since i always dreamt of open kitchen and i gave up since it was not possible but then again that 35 has confused me . please suggest the plot has roads at both ends south and north

  • nagadeepthi
    3 years ago

    Coming to the entrance, it should be avoided on the south side as it heats up quick. If you want you can alter your exterior stairs and living. So, you can have a huge living dining and kitchen in one stretch and you can add a lawn or some green features in between

  • nagadeepthi
    3 years ago
    last modified: 3 years ago

    This may be one of my suggestion.

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  • Gazzala Thahseen
    Original Author
    3 years ago

    Thank you nagadeepti, but there is an issue, my father has already finished with the basic foundation,sump, and pillars when I tried to tell him about the option he said that its not possible to change the plan ,

    Please let me know if there are any other option , i have included the ground floor plan as well ,I thought of swapping the bedroom to kitchen in first floor , let me know if its possible according to vastu since its north facing site with roads on both north and south .

    we have made slight changes instead of full utility in ground floor its only till kitchen , bedroom is extended to make 9*10, and kink for fridge is removed . balcony in second floor is removed . Kindly help if there are any other suggetion to make look house spacious. stairs to the terrace from outside has to be there. I know iam asking for more in a small space.but please help.

    finally this is the elavation we have decided on with a little bit of modification like extended balconies.


    Thank you all but my effort is just to make everything good for a little house for my 1.3 yr old daughter. Anam

  • PRO
    Home Residency Infratech Pvt. Ltd.
    3 years ago
    according to vaastu kitchen shud be on south east
  • PRO
    Rupal shah
    3 years ago

    Change the position of the burner. It should in the SE corner . The cook should face east while cooking. First floor bathroom is just above the burner, which is not correct. Why there are two sets of staircases if its independent duplex, this way you are consuming a lot of space.

    IF you want space saving furniture layout as per Vastu, you can call me # 9370982277

  • Gazzala Thahseen
    Original Author
    3 years ago

    thank you rupal , well the two stairs are for a purpose outer stairs are for future, we are planing to add another floor a 1 bhk which will be last floor , but thats gonna b a little later as we have financial constraints.thank you.

  • PRO
    Rupal shah
    3 years ago

    For further ideas and perfect layout you can definitely contact me.