Objectives • Identify the rooms & areas that make up the living area • Design a furniture plan for the living area • Demonstrate the use of design principles for room layout & circulation • Synthesize outdoor living area
Assignment • Complete the chapter 8 review questions. • Write the complete question and the answer. • Turn in for grading when completed.
Living Area: Introduction • the part of the house that friends & guests see • the “Showplace of the Home” • Approx. 1/3 of the building • family get-togethers, dining, relaxing, recreation and entertaining • Foyer, living rm, dining rm, family rm, etc. • Not limited to interior space
play rm, TV rm, and/or conversation area sm. 150 sq.ft. medium 250 sq.ft. lg. 400+ sq.ft. 5 design rules for determining living room size: what furniture will be used how often will the room be used how many people will use the room how many functions will take place in the room proportion to the rest of the house Living Room/Great Room
Living Room (cont.) • Avoid making the living room a hallway. • avoid traffic congestion • the main entrance should open to a foyer not the L.R. • Consider furniture arrangement when determining size & location of windows. • L.R. & dining room are closely related & should be located near each other.
Dining Room • a special place for eating • not part of the kitchen • located next to kitchen & L.R. • sm. 120 sq. ft. medium 180 sq. ft. lg. 250+ sq. ft. • 2’-3” chair to chair • 2’-0” between chair and wall • often designed using ‘Open Plan’ concept
Open vs. Closed • Closed Plan (Fig.8-16) • Rooms separated by wall & doors • More private, and quieter • Open Plan (Fig.8-25) • No division between rooms • Small rooms feel larger
Entry & Foyer • Three types of entrances used for homes • main (foyer), service, & special purpose • All homes have an entry, not all have a foyer. • Design the entry to provide protection from the weather & good visibility. • Provide a coat closet at main entry • FHA req. 2’-0 x 3’-0 min. size
Entry & Foyer (cont.) • 3’-0” wide door • Provide flooring that is weather resistant • Try to keep hall space to a min. • FHA recommends hall width of 3-0 to 4-0 • Service entrance, enters to the service area • Special purpose entrance - patio doors . . .
Outdoor Living Area • Porch - above ground, with roof • Patio- grade level, may be covered • Deck - above ground, no roof • Court / Courtyard - enclosed, grade level • Lanai - covered patio (Hawaii, etc.) • Balcony/Verandah - 2nd floor or higher • Atrium/greenhouse - glass enclosed • Gazebo – roofed structure in yard (Fig.8-76)
Design Assignment #4 Medium Size Closed Plan Living Area • foyer w/closet • medium size L.R. (calculate & label size) • medium size dining room (calculate & label size) • Must include outdoor living area Use freehand sketching, show all walls, doors, windows, and furniture
Design Assignment #5 Small Sized Open Plan Living Area • foyer w/closet • sm. size L.R. (calculate & label size) • sm. size dining room (calculate & label size) • Must include outdoor living Use freehand sketching, show all walls, doors, windows, and furniture
Family & Recreation Rooms • Function varies from family to family • Often adjacent to L.R. for overflow or provides access to outdoor living area • Size varies with budget and function • TV, pool table, computer area, fireplace, informal design, media room
Special-Purpose Rooms • Home office • Music room • Sunroom • Ham radio room This could be a separate room, or an area in an existing room.