We are currently looking to redo our family room. I am in discussions with a contractor to take the wall down between the current family room and the WHITE room which used to be my photo studio and a even before that a one car garage. Dilemma 1 what do I do with the ceiling? I dont want one long beam splitting the room in two. I have to leave the beam. A flush beam is out of the question. Should I put in more beams? Are my regular 8 foot ceilings to low to put more beams? Dilemma 2 the wall with the door and the window is my south facing wall. What types of windows would look best? They are being raised up. The tv unit must must must stay because my father designed and built it for me. Solid cherry. I'm thinking it can be used as storage along the wall that the sectional is on now. I want outlets in the floor because my sectional will be floating Once the room is done. I am open to any and all suggestions. We have a rather large 30000 budget but most of it is going to the beam and the floor. I am putting solid Brazilian tigerwood down. I am terrified to spend this much money and then be like ahhhhhh I made wrong decision. Bees. There done that. Please be honest. How would you tackle this. I value your opinions.