Re: Common House
From: Holly McNutt (
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2011 13:21:27 -0800 (PST)
On the subject of Common House design, I am curious to know what type of 
FLOORING your Common Houses have in the main areas where people gather,  
dining/living room space.  We have carpet in the DR and some of us would like 
to replace with something else, like wood or marmoleum.  Some people feel a 
hard surface floor is too noisy where people gather, and others feel that 
carpet where people eat is not very hygenic, not to mention less attractive.  
I've seen photos of lots of CH's with lovely wood floors and frankly, I am 
jealous!  Can anyone offer any useful input on this? It's been a hot topic here 
and will no doubt come around again.  - Holly at Nyland

On Mar 3, 2011, at 10:15 AM, Sally Thompson wrote:

> Adding to that discussion is a comment to see what others think.  I believe 
> in having more than one use for each room, and one thing I would do is to put 
> a sofa bed in each guest room so that the rooms can be used for small
> gatherings such as to watch a football game or having a mending circle or a 
> small committee meeting so that small gatherings need not monopolize the 
> larger spaces, and the guest rooms are in use when not in use as a guest 
> room!  Do any common houses have sofa beds?  You could even have the 
> equivalent of twin beds with a small sofa or large chair that can open out 
> into a twin.  What do you think?  What other dual purpose rooms can you 
> suggest to save square footage?
> Sally Thompson
> Harmony Green Village
> Delaware County, PA
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