Sunken living room or sunken room, consists of a section of the floor of a room or a room, which is planned architecturally in a lower position than the rest of the room, about 70-90 cm. more low. Its perimeter is usually made up of seats that usually consist of a continuous seat with individual cushions, and often has a table or hearth (fire) in the center, although not always. The seats are arranged around the fire or central table, when it exists and, very often, the seats cover the entire perimeter of the area, except for the space occupied by the access steps.
Also in some cases the opposite occurs and the buyer of a house that has sunken living room decides to make a simple reform to level the floor. The biggest disadvantage of sunken rooms can be accidental falls and the lack of accessibility to wheelchairs, because they are insufficiently large spaces to include a ramp.
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In addition, if you want a sunken living room in the house you have to foresee it from the beginning of the project, because leveling the floor of the house is very simple, but the opposite, that is, include a room sunk in a reform and perforate the floor, can be viable but also expensive.