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1 Great Rooms and Recreation Rooms Architecture I/II Mr. H Voorhees High School

2 THE GREAT ROOM Why is it so great? The great room provides a large, unified space that combines functions of a family room, living room, and dining room all in one.

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4 THE GREAT ROOM Great rooms can take up to 10-15% of a homes total square footage. Sizes can range anywhere from square feet.

5 RECREATION ROOMS FUNCTIONS Designed specifically for active play, exercise, recreation, and hobbies Designed specifically for active play, exercise, recreation, and hobbies Can sometimes overlap the family room Can sometimes overlap the family room Can be divided into 2 areas Can be divided into 2 areas Active area – billiards, ping pong, darts Quiet area – knitting, model building, drawing

6 RECREATION ROOMS LOCATION What is an ideal location for a recreation room? What is an ideal location for a recreation room? Away from quiet areas of the house Often located on the ground level (next to the kitchen/garage) Can be located in the basement as well

7 RECREATION ROOMS SIZE and SHAPE Dependent on whether the recreation room is located on the ground level or basement Dependent on whether the recreation room is located on the ground level or basement If on basement, be aware of laundry area, utilities, and working areas Also dependent on how many people will use the recreation room at any given time as well as the type and size of furniture/equipment Also dependent on how many people will use the recreation room at any given time as well as the type and size of furniture/equipment Average size = 12 X 20 (130 to 300 sq. ft) Average size = 12 X 20 (130 to 300 sq. ft) Larger size = 32 X 18 (300+ sq. ft) Larger size = 32 X 18 (300+ sq. ft)

8 RECREATION ROOMS DÉCOR Active/informal atmosphere Active/informal atmosphere Fun, bright colors Fun, bright colors Unconventional furniture (beanbag chairs) and fixtures (lava lamps) Unconventional furniture (beanbag chairs) and fixtures (lava lamps) Design creativity and originality Design creativity and originality Walls, floors, ceilings should follow same decoration guidelines as the family room (resistance to abuse, keep noise in) Walls, floors, ceilings should follow same decoration guidelines as the family room (resistance to abuse, keep noise in)

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