I would be interested to know if there is any experience/opinion on the planned height of the rooms, windows and interior doors.
First of all: the "problem" for us is that the top edges of the windows on the ground floor will be "significantly" (?) higher than the door frame. Do you have the same problem, or do you plan for the top edge of the interior door frame to be in line with the top edge of the window? Because of the ring beam on the top floor, we don't have this problem as the windows slide "down" and are not as high as on the ground floor.
- Ground floor.
- Structural height: 2875 mm
- Floor construction: 180 mm
- Shutter height: 312 mm
- Sink window height: 1125 mm
As a result, the height of the top edge of the window frame 2875-312-180 is 2383 mm in the finished room.
In this case, the top edge of the interior door frame will be at about 2160 mm in the finished room.
This is a difference of 223 mm.
Should we reduce the height of the window (e.g. lintel) on the first floor to get an approximate uniform alignment? We were told that the difference doesn't matter because the exterior wall windows and interior doors have to be considered separately from a design perspective.
If we raise the doors, we get special dimensions, and then we have different doors on the first and second floor with the same room height, which is also odd, isn't it?
I don't understand the problem. Frame height and window height are usually never the same.
The height of the window should match the height of the room and the overall view. Also, room doors are never on the outside walls, so the difference is not noticeable. It is better to make the doors taller than the windows smaller.
I agree with the previous speakers: second, these heights don't have to be tight together. And first: if you add the 223mm difference to the 312mm height of the roller shutters, you get 535mm, which is the "upper sill height" between the window and the ceiling.
It is often underestimated how much daylight is reflected in the ceiling. With such high lintels, it will be too dark in the rooms more than half an hour earlier in the current season if you don't add lamp light.
The top edge of the window does not have to match the top edge of the doors. The room height is 2.7m, the doors are 2.16m (the usual standard size with a frame), and the windows are about 2.35m (the maximum possible size to accommodate exterior shutters or roller shutters). I would always make the windows as high as possible, anything else looks ugly. Doors have nothing to do with windows, and you don't buy furniture at the same height as the windows.
Interior doors and walls are very rarely the same height... But since they usually do not share walls, this is not a problem.
The height of the windows depends more on how many lintels, roller shutters, blinds, etc. you need.