Need help defining a large space--separating Living Room from enclosed Lanai
October 10, 2012 in Design Dilemma
We're getting ready to close on a condo in Florida that will undergo a gut renovation. It has a large living space which opens to an enclosed step-down lanai. Currently there are sliding doors to separate the space which we don't like, but we also don't want to be stuck with one big open space without definition. We would like the main living space to be setup like a traditional living room and the lanai area to be a quiet reading room. Our thoughts are to open the entrance to the lanai as wide as possible after the sliders are removed and place 2 narrow glass panels on either side to offer definition without closing the space off entirely. In my mind, I envision 2 "transom" style windows on the vertical to frame the entrance to the lanai. Does anyone have any thoughts about this? I can't seem to find pictures to represent my idea, but I have attached photos of the space as it currently appears. Many thanks!