A Day in the Life…
Don’t be afraid to “redefine” your space. Just because the builder or the previous owner had specific locations for furniture, don’t let that pigeon hole you into your design parameters. If there is a dining table in a certain location, that doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be a dining room. If that location doesn’t work for you, then change it! We were at a consultation this week where the new owners were looking for some fresh ideas for their space. They intend to do most of their eating on the pool patio, but, as we all know, when it feels like 150 degrees outside, we want to be in the A/C! The problem that arose in their space was that the “current” dining room, for all intents and purposes, was across the house from the kitchen. So instead of keeping the dining room a…well…dining room, turn this into a sitting area (it’s already next to the living room)! This way it expands the living space, it will make the home feel larger, and the dining area relocates conveniently next to the kitchen! Now the space inside will be utilized more (yes, no more suffering through the Florida summer!), and you have more “usable” area to entertain!
Check out this picture from on of our projects on Longboat in Winding Oaks (more pics can be found on Houzz; dining table was relocated next to the kitchen!). The four chairs in the photo are located in the space that “normally” would have been the dining area!
Joseph D. Clark
Chic on the Cheap
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