…Looking at what is…seeing what could be.
This is a 2000+sf project and much of its’ space outside of the 30’X19′ Great room required repurposing to maximize the efficiency of the home. There were four areas that screamed “help”.
This is what I saw… could be.
The kitchen dining area screamed: WASTED SPACE.
Using the cabinetry that sits in the center of the Kitchen and the piece that stands against the rear wall, I designed a 57″X57″ multipurpose kitchen island. Six urban bar stools fit around this island. A flat screen TV will hang on the wall behind. This room has been renamed “The Lab”.
The master bedroom walk-in closet screamed: CHAOS.
It has been repurposed into a hallway with closet space on both sides that leads into the bathroom: no longer requiring entry through a bedroom.
The storage room screamed: UTTER CONFUSION.
It is transforming into 3 redefined spaces. …utility room/mudroom/enclosed laundry station.
The “Man Cave” as the owner implied:
…screamed: WHAT? This area is repurposing into a Library/bedroom with a pull-out couch that now has direct access to the bathroom and closet space.
These simple changes have a huge impact on how this home will live. The Kitchen/Lab has now become a place for entertaining. Now…as Kip invents new concoctions for our guests to test, this area lends itself to hanging out…chatting with the chef as he creates. The new hallway gives necessary direct access to the bathroom that now allows the Library to also serve as a 3rd bedroom.
Defining actual space in the storage room separating utilities from laundry and adding a mudroom to access from the garage solves a huge problem.