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Any ideas on how to use the space creatively. The open space is between the drawing room and the living room.

In the pictures below I have captured this space from different angles just to give you some perspective. At this point I don't have the actual dimension of the space but can provide if required.


Jessy's suggestion of a book shelf is an idea; and you could make it open ended from both rooms; maybe including a wide enough place for the bindings of books only to be shown in the room you are in.
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Wide bookshelves were my first thought as well...

And allowance could be made - by staggering and spacing shelves - to easily accommodate an aquarium, a couple of plants, and/or sculptures/nic-nac's, on the lower shelves..

Oh this space is wonderful!  I like the openness and natural light!  Like some of the others I would add a fish tank, water fountain along with   live plants.

I think that would be a great idea, but with a window seat in between two water features.


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Hang a huge stained glass work in the space.

I think shelves would look great there. Especially ones of different heights and lengths. Oddly tiered, if you will. :P

What about a waterfall?  You can buy them for several hundred dollars, but I think you could DIY for much less.  A sheet of 1/2" plexi would give a laminar flow surface. Use drip lines at the top, with some 45-degree aluminum sheets to direct and smooth the flow onto both surfaces of the plexi, all hidden behind a valance.
At the bottom, a reasonably high-power pump in a trough.  If the plexi is sumberged below water level in the trought, the flow down shouldn't splash.

That's exactly what I though of after "fish tank", thanks for saving me the effort of saying the same.


You see those shiny floor as I had spent good amount of time mopping them!

 I have included floor plan of the house.  This should give you some idea of the layout and the furniture that I am planning to have.

Thanks for your suggestions. Below are my comments -

·         Having a sheet of glass is a nice idea but it is quite common here.  So, I am looking for something different. Also, having the write-on-wipe-off thing might not fit here as there would be furniture in the drawing room and the living room, which would be a sort of hurdle for the people trying to get closer to it. Similar is the case with the drawers

·         If I were to put a flat screen TV then it would apprear to be quite small when compared to the space available unless a put a put a mega screen TV [but am afraid this would be too expensive]

You either want the connectivity (open to light), or you want it filled-in. A beaded-type curtain is one idea, fully bricking & plastering (to remove it completely) is another. But I like a book-case / shelving, as I see it. Then again, I like a fish-tank more, but that's a lot of expense & hassle.


Nice house, shiny-floor. What rooms and functions do you have already? I guess you haven't decided what to use that space for, but you do have plans for the rest?


  • Fit a single sheet of the transparent material of your choice (acetate, plexiglass, real glass) and keep a supply of write-on-wipe-off markers on both sides of the sheet.  Allow family and visitors to doodle on the sheet as the whim takes them.
  • Fill the whole space with small wooden drawers that slide right through, and have a handle on each end so that they can be opened from either side of the space.
  • Suspend a wooden frame in the centre of the space with steel cables anchored firmly at the corners.  Put a flat-screen TV in the frame, facing the living room, and cover the back of the frame with a piece of art.