For those with two story rooms - what are your dimensions?

snuffycuts99February 15, 2014

Trying to figure out an adequate size for a two story family room. Was thinking 20x19 but was hoping to get some feedback from others with two story rooms. Do you think that's big enough? It will have two with lots of windows facing the backyard and the other with a floor to ceiling fireplace centered on the wall. Opposite the fireplace it is open to the kitchen. A catwalk is on the other side between the foyer.

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Annie Deighnaugh

I'm no expert but 20 x19 seems too square and too small for a 2 story ceiling.

There have been some discussions in the past about two story high rooms. They provide wow factor, but they also make for rooms that are hard to heat and not necessarily comfortable, and difficult to decorate. Further balconies or lofts leading to bedrooms also transmit a lot of noise.

This post was edited by AnnieDeighnaugh on Sat, Feb 15, 14 at 18:53

    Bookmark   February 15, 2014 at 6:48PM
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Our 2 story Great Room will be 23' x 21'. We feel that is a good size for our home. Our ceiling is coffered and will be 19' high.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2014 at 10:09PM
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Ours is more like 1 and 1/2 story, or maybe 1 3/4. It's 23'4" wide and 17'4" deep, not including the built ins and fireplace (those add another 2 feet)

    Bookmark   February 16, 2014 at 11:44PM
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Ours is 24 x 21 and works well.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2014 at 1:56PM
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Sophie Wheeler

If you want to get the proportions correct, then study the golden mean and the proportions in classical architecture. Most get it badly wrong these days.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2014 at 7:19PM
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We've decided to go with 22x20.5..... we feel good about it. Thanks to everyone for their input!

    Bookmark   March 16, 2014 at 8:09PM
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