I have attached 2 designs .
Confusion here is stairs ..Where to fix stairs so that lobby looks good ..
Please do reply
extending kitchen and utilising wash area
suggest design for living area
WASHBASIN IN LOBBY & RENOVATING LOBBY
Need help for layout and overall living area
Second Design gives you more open space.
Both seem poor options in terms of inadequate natural light and ventilation to the lobby/dining. The lesser devil is option 2 if you can provide a large ventilated skylight above the stairs.
I think lobby is always like this in terms of ventilation .Can u share some pics of what you want to convey?
I wouldnt dare design a dining space without natural light so I am not sure when you say all of them are that way. Here are some examples of the skylight above stairs. Individual panels can be made remote or switch operable.