|Oh, no! (Ceilings Div)||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Paul Kilduff (LibertyPaulMarywebtv.net)|
|Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 18:56:03 -0500|
It's that ceiling thing again! The last time I asked this list about common dining room ceilings, I asked people to comment on their ceiling heights and whether they wished they were higher or lower. The general feel of the responses was in favor of intimacy and away from grandeur, but I believe a summary of the results would be: "High ceilings look good, but sound terrible." I'd like to refer to two-story ceilings and one-story ceilings in this message, because I think that's the basic decision we future Liberty Villagers have to make as we decide whether to stay with our tentative C-H design, with its two-story ceiling. And, although we refer to a dining room, we want to design a room that will serve as a dance hall and all-purpose great room as well. The responses have left many of us with the impression that two-story dining rooms are better than one-story ones, but that existing two-story dining rooms either have not been well-designed, or else acoustically smart designs by architects have been compromised by cost-conscious builders: the problem is acoustic only. One-story dining rooms are compared to high school cafeterias and church basements. And what about dances and such? Do you have a one-story dining room? How well does it work? How high is your ceiling? IF YOU COULD HAVE A TWO-STORY DINING ROOM, WITH STATE OF THE ART ACOUSTICS, AT NO ADDITIONAL COST, WOULD YOU TAKE IT? Paul Kilduff Liberty Village, Maryland ..
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