How to create outdoor living with our floorplan
Here is a copy of the stock floor plan we are modifying.
We are adding to the garage level a theater room and guest bedroom/full bath.
Our dilemma is that we want an outdoor living space and do not want a parlor, so our designer thought we could move the dining room to the parlor space, add a wall and the current dining room would be outdoors with french doors leading from the parlor(future dining room) to the outside. This creates a problem of putting conditioned living space below the outdoor living space.
So would you install folding nana style doors and keep the area shown as dining indoors, or would you somehow redesign the downstairs to still have a theater room but not have any living space below the future outdoor living area?
Its kind of hard to type up my thoughts and I don't know how to draw them on the plan to show.