Please help review our floor plan
We are building a two-story house on a 6800 sqft lot. The house will be around 3500 sqft including the 2-car garage. Please criticize the floor plan so that we can revise the floor plan before the architect developing the full elevation views. We have two questions:
1. Should we open up a hall way between family room and living room ? So that the living room will be more accessible and usable.
2. Should we consider using free-standing stairs so the family room area will become larger.