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I would like to create a sunken living room or a multi-level interior area with steps down to a conversation pit or other area of the house in my Home Designer software program. How can I create this?
Creating a structure that has many different small floor height variances between rooms is easy do by simply adjusting the floor heights in each room accordingly. Begin by launching your Home Designer software program and Open the plan in which you would like to create your sunken living room.
Before beginning your plan, make sure that you have set your Default values including Ceiling Height, and have already created the correct number of stories that will be in your plan.
For the purposes of our example, we have a single story structure with the Kitchen being at the highest level, then the Dining area, and finally the Living Room at the lowest level.
If an actual wall or railing does not exist in the plan that you are modeling, place a Room Divider wall (formerly known as an Invisible Wall) to enclose a room for the purposes of designating this areas height separate from the other areas in the plan.
The Ceiling (B) height can be changed room by room as well. If we wanted to maintain the default of 97 1/8" distance from the floor to the ceiling, we would add this value to the 48" we changed the floor height to, for a total value of 145 1/8".
In our example, a cathedral ceiling was used which meant that this value did not need to be changed, so we simply unchecked the Ceiling Over This Room option.