Open plan, the external just gets inside - the plinth is also almost missing to assert a separate territory - aids more intergration of outside and inside. Upper open verandahs and sloping roof wood and tiles - got to be tropical!
Before you throw out that old dresser, create roll-away under-bed storage drawers. Love this idea from Better Homes and Gardens. Would be a great shoe storage idea. (wow great idea) Also repurpose the dresser for craft storage.