“…Tear down this wall!” Sometimes re-inventing a space can be as “simple” as removing a wall. (Since I was on a kick about angled walls last week, this seems appropriate, LOL!) Removing a wall may seem to be a daunting task, but the reward far exceeds the sacrifice! As I was chatting with one of our other designers earlier this week about their consultation, our topic of conversation turned to this “simple” fix.
The client’s home was primed and ready for a drastic change, and by recommending removing one wall, our mission was accomplished. Let me elaborate. The wall in question separated the formal dining area from the kitchen, an area that was rarely used. The reason for this “dead” space was due to the fact they had two other areas to eat. What?! (That’s what I was thinking!) Who needs that many? Anyways…I digress. So, here is the remedy. By taking out the back wall, the kitchen could then be moved aft (throwing in some nautical terms here) into the “old” formal dining area. Because of this move, the island can be made larger, with seating added (which wasn’t there before), producing a less formal eating area (I know you all love eating breakfast at the island!). This in turn generates a larger, more functional space for the living room, and creates space for the two other eating areas to be combined into one.
Boom…Done! (Didn’t mean to blown your mind there, but it happened…just kidding). Check out this picture from our Bent Tree project where we did just that (removed a wall and completely opened up the space)!
Joseph D. Clark
Chic on the Cheap