Last year we bought this awesome ski cabin in the woods. Through my dreamy eyes, it was full of charm, contemporary rustic-ness and potential. But in reality it was a poorly constructed, poorly designed 35 year old musty house. *whomp whomp.* We bought the 1,350 square foot house knowing that it would be a fixer upper and began making improvements as soon as we moved in. Since I am an architect, I started with how we can fix the layout of the house to make it function better. There were awkward and unusable spaces all over the house. This post is going to walk you through the existing floor plan, and how I altered it to give it better flow and functionality. I will also explain how I focused on a layout that will promote a healthy lifestyle.