In regards to removing the wall between kitchen and family, where can i place the TV in family room once it's gone? I had a small 1.8M wall previously in the plans which did not touch the ceiling wall that you can currently see between dining and living area which is where living room tv will be as well but removed it between family and dining so it looks spacious and anyone sitting on dining table can talk to people in family. I thought of placing the TV in corner in the small wall between family and kitchen but that will be gone too with the wall remove. Any ideas?
Ground floor will be 2.7M. I was going to go with 2.55mm on first floor but will drop this to 2.4M so the ground floor ceiling/joist to first floor can be taller for ducting/cables etc.
Cannot build a concrete cinema room because even the best of sound treatment will fail. It is almost impossible to dampen the sound once it leaves concrete if it does leave and echo within the room will be crazy if sound treatment fails.
Any brand/company recommendations on hydronic floor heating? If I get underfloor heating then what about cooling? Will look into slab edge insulation which I assume is done when concrete is being laid on the ground? so is Rib Raft worth the extra $3k or go with thick slab on a standard concrete install in ground? Any good links for slab edge insulation?
What sort of lighting style/fittings should I go for if not downlights? I can go with LED downlights in cinema since it will be in sofitts anyway but what about rest of house?
Will be avoiding windows live W18 and W13 in south facing bedrooms but will get tall ground to 3/4 ceiling window on left and right side of beds. Need windows for fresh air/ventilation in summer and also fresh sun. Going with blinds which in my personal opinion will make the house look spacier and make the big size windows stand out when blinds are up. In regards to the big windows, going with 2 x frames in big windows in northern facing windows in family, dining and living. There will be 3 windows but only 2 will open and 1 will be fixed. You can see what I mean in the below video between the 30 seconds and 38 seconds mark.
How can I get natural lights in hallways in a double storey house? The front entrance door/space above it is empty with a big window so hoping the sunlight will cover most of the main hallway.
Thanks folks for the help, suggestions and recommendations. Keep them coming please. I have already picked up many important changes and tips from this thread.