Tub in shower - kids can splash and swim as much as they want! Brilliant idea for adults too. Take a bubble bath and shower off at the end. Just step out of the tub and shower off! Great idea for future house! Master bath in bedroom.
I like the upper mantel idea. The dark floor, dark wooden coffee table top and dark stone in the fireplace pull this room together. White walls, white slanted beam ceiling and doors going to the outside make this a great looking room.
Kitchen higher up than the living room. somewhat over looking the living room. Rustic kitchen with enviable skylight windows and a reclaimed barnwood floor (via Milled Barnwood Kitchen — Carlisle Wide Plank Floors)