Hello...looking for any advice/recommendations
building our first home...building rural, so going for a 'shed' type look. Coloursteel cladding, long skinny building. Gable end by the living is cedar cladding, same around the entry.
attached is where we are with the plans currently...2nd draft just switches location for fire/stacker doors, and the office (family room is shown wrong). The Living/Kitchen/Dining is open plan (no wall next to island now), with a cathedral ceiling...exposed rafters. 2.7m stud height, with a 30 degree roof pitch. Rest of the house is flat ceiling at the 2.7m stud.
Roof faces the north/northwest, the length of the building is roughly east/west
- we'd love a freestanding fire...does anyone have any experience with a fire in an open plan, cathedral ceiling area...is all my heat just going to bugger off to the roof??? Will a heat trans be best to get the heat around the house?
- Like the idea of a smart vent synergy system, but can't run ducting on the cathedral ceiling...again, do people think this will matter? Have attached their ideas.
- Have a small 'family room' on the plans, 4m x 4m. Is this big enough to have setup as a small home theatre, or am I pushing it
Plus...if you have any thoughts on the plans in general, good or bad, let me know.