… Rooms – what, where and why?
I think in the UK we take a strange approach to consideration of houses, judging a potential home, first and foremost by reference to its number of bedrooms. Forget the rest of the space and all the other essential functions of a home, just think bedrooms…
Early on in your design it’s essential that you take a step back and consider all the purposes that the space under your roof needs to accommodate and the ways in which this can be achieved without allocating a specific room to each.
For example, the second bedroom at the barn will accommodate a cabin bed, a desk and a bed-settee thus allowing it to function as my son’s bedroom, a study and an occasional guest bedroom – 3-in-1!