Jul 26, 2015 9:39 pm
We are building a new 2 storey home. In the current plans there is an open plan kitchen / living/ dining downstairs. As you come up the stairs we have a rumpus area with an indoor balcony that overlooks the dining area. So basically above the dining area downstairs we have a void that goes up to the roof. This is approx 2.6m x 4.5m.
I love the idea of this. It will have huge glass windows and this will bring in so much light. Aesthetically I love it! But I'm concerned that practically we will regret it due to the noise. The kids will have this as their rumpus/ TV area. Do you think the noise will be too bad? Or it's something we will live with? The rumpus area is 4.5m and 4 metres so our option is to scrap the void and just make a bigger rumpus?
Thanks so much! I'm so confused and don't want to make a costly mistake!
Re: Void above living area - help!2
Jul 26, 2015 10:01 pm
Also bear in mind the heating and cooling issues. It can make it harder to keep the downstairs warm, or the upstairs cool if there's easy airflow between the two.
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