Combined Spaces

Often several compatible living functions can be combined advantageously in a single room. Some of the benefits of such arrangements are that less space is used but it is used more intensively, its functions can be changed making it more flexible and serviceable space, it is odoptabfe to var ied furniture arrangements, while visually it can be made more interesting and seem more gener ous than if the same functions were dispersed into separate rooms.

For adjacent spaces to be considered a combined room, the clear opening between them should permit common use of the spaces. This usually necessitates an opening of at least 8 ft. Figures 8 and 9 show combined living-dining rooms.

Fig. 8 Combined living-dining room.*

Fig. 9 Minimum clearance┬╗ and circulation for combined living-dining areas.'

* From "Houiing for the Elderly Development Pro cess," Michigan Stole Housing Development Authority, 1974

Fig. 9 Minimum clearance┬╗ and circulation for combined living-dining areas.'

* From "Houiing for the Elderly Development Pro cess," Michigan Stole Housing Development Authority, 1974

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