Not all construction projects add needed space or changes the configuration of a floor plan. Sometimes, the space just doesn't feel right and needs adjustments. Today's new home floor plans often have large expanse of ceiling and vaults that just shouldn't be so large and serve no real purpose. Sometimes a space doesn't feel right because it's not to what I call "human scale". I'm sure you can think of several of those houses you've been in. I'm not talking about big houses here....although typically they are the culprit too. Builders and home designers try to make a home feel bigger by adding volume and the design falls short because of the scale and proportion.
This family room is no different. Large expanse of ceiling that serves no purpose and makes the connection to the entry way too impersonal. So, we set out to fix it. Construction began last week and will continue over the next couple of months as new beams, finish details, paint, window treatments and finally the furnishing details all come together.
The layout just never felt right in the old space because the room was too open and had too much volume. Now the the room has proper proportion and interest. It feels cozier and homier already.
Can't wait to see the ceiling treatment in this great redesign. More updates on this room coming soon.