Should I modify floor to ceiling wall of glass in living room?
My husband and I are building a house on a narrow lot. Our plans call for a wall of glass along the entire span of the west wall of the living room (10' high by about 14' wide).
The house has just been framed and I'm wondering if it's a mistake to have this wall of glass. Since the family room area is so small (roughly 14' x 14'), I'm thinking it makes more sense to have a bank of large picture windows along the west wall with a smaller (6' wide) sliding glass door close to the kitchen, which would allow me to push a sofa or loveseat against that west wall below the windows to allow for more seating.
My husband is opposed to this change since the "wall of glass" was to be a beautiful focal point and architectural feature for the room. He would rather just push furniture close to the glass wall or have smaller or fewer pieces of furniture. But I think it looks strange to have furniture pieces against a glass wall and I would also like to be able to have comfortable seating in the family room for more than just 3-4 people. Our plan is to have a wall mounted flat screen tv against the north wall with an L-shaped or U-shaped arrangement of furniture around it.
Please weigh in on your opinion. Is it better to have a more beautiful architectural feature (wall of glass) or a window arrangement that allows us to push furniture against the west wall without blocking any glass to allow more seating?