We know what you’re thinking: “Huh? A two-story living room? How is that supposed to work?” Bear with us because we can explain. Open floor plans are an attractive design choice that can enhance the feeling within your home. Still, a two-story living room can literally take your new construction home up a notch!
Reasons to Think About This Configuration
If you want to make a statement about your home, consider installing a two-story living room. Most homes only have one actual “living room,” while a second room could serve as a formal sitting room but not one where you or your family spend much time. This arrangement gives your home the intriguing illusion of being oversized. That roominess can make your home enjoyable, especially if you wish to have a private library or a concealed wine room! This configuration allows you to maximize your exposure to natural light – both floors have windows instead of just one!
Potential Downsides of This Radical Notion
Unfortunately, there are some downsides to this plan that you must keep in mind. For one thing, you might see your utility bills soar. Even though heat rises, effectively heating and cooling your two-story living rooms (especially in the humid summer months) can be an enormous hassle. This factor should be at the top of your list as you weigh your options. Plus, all of the natural light streaming into your house could end up making the interiors feel even hotter than they already are. Sadly, this situation means that using even more air conditioning and setting your ceiling fans to their maximum speed will feel like your only recourse.
Dealing with Noise Pollution
Noise pollution is another problem you might have never noticed before. Walk-in closets, basement home office spaces, and laundry rooms can be muffled to an extent – making them more soundproof to the rest of the house. But the noise, in general, becomes more problematic once a two-story living room has been set up. In other words, your private conversations will travel further and could disturb your children while they’re asleep upstairs.
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Here at Accessible Home Builders, we’re proud to say we’ve been building and remodeling homes since 1994. We’ve serviced Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Selbyville, Seaford, Millsboro, Georgetown, Laurel, and more communities within Delaware in that time. We work to guarantee a high level of professionalism, dedication, and the use of quality materials to ensure our customers have the home they deserve.
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