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LIVING ROOMS – Benefits Of Sunken Living Room

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A sunken living room is a cozy space in a home that is designed with open floor concept. It’s an amazing area as it gives you a separate space where you can spend quality time with your loved ones.

PROS
1. The size and openness makes it inviting
The space of the living room is on a lower level than the kitchen and dining area and feels open and inviting. The open, sunken living area balances the coziness of the kitchen and dining rooms beautifully.

2. Sunken rooms define areas without the use of walls
it is a way to define a separate space without using walls. Sunken spaces seem very intimate, though it is part of a very large space overall. Sunken spaces are not only defined by a recessed floor, but they can also be curved seating where a cylindrical space is formed within a larger rectangular room, giving an intimate place of repose.

3. The height difference in flooring adds interest
It gives spaces a dramatic flair without interrupting a beautiful view.

4. Can be designed for indoors and outdoors.
Sunken living room areas are not just for the interior of the home but can be great outdoors. This recessed outdoor area reinforces the geometry of the architecture while providing a functional area to sit and relax.

CONS
It requires a lot of space
If only a small space is recessed, it would have a claustrophobic effect, much like sitting in a bathtub.

flexibility
Furniture cannot be rearranged and the floor will always have a “hole” in it, making it useless for any other function.

Cost
One final and important disadvantage is that sunken spaces are more costly to build than levelled living spaces.

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