Return to the Building a Home Forum | Post a Follow-Up

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

Posted by dreamer16 (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 15, 14 at 11:31

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 walls...one 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.


Follow-Up Postings:

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

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


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

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.


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

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)


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

Ours is 24 x 21 and works well.


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

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.


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

We've decided to go with 22x20.5..... we feel good about it. Thanks to everyone for their input!


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Building a Home Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here