Two-Story Great Room???
Hi! We are in the VERY early stages of building a new house. I am SO glad to have found this forum as I have already found a ton of ideas and useful information that I plan to use as we build.
We are still trying to choose a floor plan and my husband and I are at odds over whether to build a home with a one- or two-story great room. He likes the look and feel they give; I am more practical and have several concerns: sound carrying upstairs (we have small children), loss of square footage upstairs (I could get my 2nd floor laundry room and/or WICs in the kids rooms), energy concerns, etc... Having said all that, I do like the "wow" factor that they seem to add. Our builder thinks a better option for us would be 10-foot ceilings throughout the first floor (which I like the idea of) but my husband still needs convincing!
Could you share your ideas regarding the pros and cons of the 2-story great room
Thanks so much (and for all the great info shared on this site)