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A house built in phases- here is the Phase 2 living room with loft.

Plans for this house are available through our Lucia's Little Houses division: www.luciaslittlehouses.com
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siphouse wrote:
Insulated space over uninsulated space - Hi, I love all your work in your Lucia's Little Houses portfolio. You have a nice way of working with light. Many of the houses in that portfolio have screened in porches under upstairs bedrooms. How do you insulate to insure a warm floor and no drafts above the open space? Since a lot of your houses seem to be built in the NorthEast, you must have a good way of dealing with it. I'm in Ontario, Canada.
   Comment   February 8, 2014
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We use closed cell spray foam, so that makes it pretty easy to insulate the floor of spaces like this. Air sealing is important, and the spray foam takes care of this quite well. If you're looking at other types of insulation, here is a great article from Fine Homebuilding: http://www.finehomebuilding.com/design/departments/energy-smart-details/how-to-insulate-a-cold-floor.aspx
February 10, 2014 at 6:00am        Thanked by siphouse
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dmoody31 wrote:
What would work for a conversation room? - would work for a conversation room?
   Comment   January 18, 2014
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Sharon- the porch here is just screened in. The house is on the coast of Maine. We don't see many sleeping porches here, but almost all of the houses we design have screened in porches because of the mosquitos and blackfly in the summer.
February 10, 2014 at 5:50am   
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good to know thanks for getting back to me but the loft wouldn't work for us too old to climb those stairs at night for washroom runs teeee heeeee
February 10, 2014 at 1:46pm   
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jamiculverknause wrote:
What is the size of the loft area?
   Comment   August 12, 2013
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The loft is 17'x8'. You can see the floor plan (and download the full portfolio of Lucia's Little Houses for free!) here: http://knightarchitect.com/lucias-little-houses/20-getting-on-the-land/
August 13, 2013 at 5:52am   
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carincw wrote:
Loft ladder - We are converting our attic into a loft, but have been told we can't do a ladder because it doesn't meet code. Must be a ladder. How do get around this?
     Comment   July 25, 2013
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Unfortunately, you may not be able to get around it. Where this house was built there were no code restrictions that prohibited this loft ladder. Your best bet it to talk to builders in your area and see if they have ever built something that satisfies the code in your area.
July 28, 2013 at 4:55am        Thanked by carincw
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cindymcconnell wrote:
Thank you so much for your reply on the paint colours. I forgot to ask for the trim colour ! Could you please - Trim colour please !
   Comment   June 17, 2013
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I can't find the trim color in the project notes. However- I would use Ben Moore Super White in an Alkyd formulation (there is a water based and a oil based formula).
June 17, 2013 at 7:22am     
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cindymcconnell wrote:
Please tell me the paint colours used here. I love this room and am building one similar. - Please tell me the colours and brand of the paint used.
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The walls are Benjamin Moore Linen White and the ceilings are a Ben Moore ready-mixed ceiling white.
June 17, 2013 at 6:44am     
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dandrohan wrote:
I wonder if this would work over my 14 x 12 breakfast nook with cathedral cielings
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I could't really say if it would work or not. I suggest contacting a local contractor who could guide you. There are structural considerations as well as design/aesthetic considerations that would need to be worked out in person. Good luck!
October 8, 2012 at 7:38am   
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Becky Dietrich, Interior Designer added this to Downsizing Help: Where to Put Your Overnight Guests
Does your ceiling height permit a sleeping loft? This is such a great way to provide for guests without taking up precious square footage on the floor. When you add a loft, be sure to include multiple electrical outlets for all the tech needs, like charging cell phones and tablets. If your guests happen to be grandchildren, you may need exceptionally great treats or activities to lure them down from a loft.

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Nadia Fisher added this to My Style
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I don't know why this is considered contemporary - the chair and windows make it so inviting.
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8 hours ago
nice porch w/ loft sleeping overtop (transitions)
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ladder and loft
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Upstairs loft
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stairs
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Natural light. No need for fireplace tho
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Similar idea for a work out area but would have access only from the second floor
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loft
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Sofa
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great guest loft
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Loft stairs
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Artist nook
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April 15, 2014
Loft
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April 15, 2014
Extra sleeping space-- creative.
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Guesthouse
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Guest house/ studio
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loft and natural light
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April 11, 2014
I love the upstairs bedroom. Very dynamis use of space.
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Loft
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cabin?
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Love the balcony!
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nice!!!
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screen porch
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office nook above a playroom.
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Loft addition
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Sunroom
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pickets in gable loft
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Railing
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loft idea and out door pourch
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All the natural light
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Loft for apartment
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Loft
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floor color entire house
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bright loft bed with windows and some space
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Ceiling height, windows
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windows
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Loft
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CUTE LOFT!
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Simple loft
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Loft and windows
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Use of space
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Loft
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Make kickys attic into playroom/ loft
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for charlie
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Office loft
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Loft :)
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Love. Beachy.
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Loft
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Light, style
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Wood stairs
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functional loft
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Loft
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Loft above living room
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High ceilings and great use of space
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Loft
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Loft
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Loft
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build nook above barn side entry with circular stairs.
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keep existing sun room ceiling direction but flatten interior then carry on angle on new build. Form "fake" peaks at front and back.
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Upstairs loft
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loft space
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Cottage
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Extra windows
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Does your ceiling height permit a sleeping loft? This is such a great way to provide for guests without taking up precious square footage on the floor. When you add a loft, be sure to include multiple electrical outlets for all the tech needs, like charging cell phones and tablets. If your guests happen to be grandchildren, you may need exceptionally great treats or activities to lure them down from a loft.
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Loft office
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light and loft
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Sunroom
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Ladder to loft
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Rambler addition
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Porch
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And this loft! Don't think the ladder would work.
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love the loft
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Loft space and screened porch
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Loft
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like the skylight in the loft
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Loft
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Loft/verandah
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loft
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Loft office/studio
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artist loft
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Screened in porch below sleeping loft
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Loft
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loft at family area besides master bedroom- material : wood
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loft
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Loft
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Layout
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Library loft above living room?
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Idea for higher roof in bedroom
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Cottage loft
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French doors to porch
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Guest house
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ventana del techo
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Love it
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Spiral wood stairs and you "got" me!
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Love it
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Loft
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Screen panels
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loft over porch white
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The room & stairs
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Lake house dining rm
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loft
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Upper area
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Loft with windows
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Love the loft
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Floors
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INTERESTING?
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Cool for addition or garage
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wall of windows to outdoor
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ladder
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Loft idea for our master bedroom ceiling space.
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My type of loft
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another carmel contrast floor
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Pretty lake house idea! Would be neat to have an office in the loft
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We like the skylight and the overall feeling of this room. We do not intend to have a separate room with doors underneath the loft, though.
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front door loft
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loft
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Lofty room
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Loft over outdoor room
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loft
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Loft
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Loft
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ranowangko - elevated bed above working station??
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sleep mezzanine2
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I feel relaxed just looking at this.
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Cool idea
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Loft
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ladder
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loft
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Cottage
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glass, clean and storage for firewood
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Love love love. I want a loft!
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Loft
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Love the loft and the doors!
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Loft
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Loft
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great screened-in porch
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Lanai under loft
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Perfect for lake house
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Stairs
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Loft
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Beautiful
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Good for my dream house
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Sun room
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Small scale.
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va's lil house plan idea
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loft area and windows
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