We received the first sketches from the architect and would like to get other opinions. We are thrilled with the view.
For the view from the garden, we planned a window in the middle. Here we were concerned about the large white area. In addition, one corner window will be permanently glazed. Overall, bedroom, bathroom and nursery 1 and 2 have floor-to-ceiling corner windows.
I'm curious what you think of the design and especially the windows. What advantages and disadvantages do you see in our project?
What comes to mind spontaneously:
- - Optics (a matter of taste, of course)
- - Light rooms?
- - Symmetry (we like it).
- - Higher costs.
- - Windows have to be cleaned with more effort.
- - Maybe difficult with small children?
We are currently still in the preliminary planning and costing stage.
In general, I find floor-to-ceiling windows in kids and bedrooms to be mostly more than superfluous in terms of room interior design or it makes them look outward. Tables and such are no longer useful at all.
I don't really like those corner windows. There is less sunlight falling on the window surfaces, namely the imaginary hypotenuse.
Visually there are no corners in the house.
Here, in your example, this constant equality and symmetry does the house no good at all.
The views give me the impression of too much glass towards the street = public, it would be too open for me. Planners like to frame things optimistically, so you have to be careful.
As a quick cure, I'd say goodbye to floor-to-ceiling windows facing the outside. The view outside won't fit in private rooms and planning to move floor-to-ceiling windows inside is a waste of money.
Personally, I'm not a fan of the clinker/stucco combination on the exterior wall. The roof overhang is too big, it somehow presses down and doesn't match the modern look.
Personally, I'm not a fan of corner windows.
We had a (fairly small) experience in our rental apartment, and somehow the room was always dark (especially since it also had a sloping roof).
Our kids loved to sit in front of the window and watch, although in hindsight, I would have taken a regular window or even just a skylight.
I also don't like corner windows at all.
There is – for me – an uncomfortable feeling of space inside, because the room usually has a big wall. Maybe I'm a little old-fashioned about it.
Also have shutters, security screens on all the windows? Did I get that right? Why do you need floor to ceiling windows if you have to cover them up again later?
The look may be nice, but I wouldn't do that to myself. My sister-in-law has something similar and doesn't like it at all.