Monday, March 30, 2015
kitchen reno phase 1
Let it be known that i love my little cape.
When we turned the fourth bedroom into the dining room, we created this wonderful flow on the main floor. But flow is not the same as open concept. Open concept isn't even what i want exactly... i want sight lines.
As this is not a major renovation, "as much as i can" is the name of the game. I want the living room to feel more open and connected to the kitchen (as much as i can), i want more natural light shining into the kitchen, and i want to see (as much of the dining room as i can) from the kitchen without having to stick my head out a doorway. And most of all i want to see from the front of the house to the back. Sight lines. Connectedness. Light.
These older pictures give a better sense of the closed off dark space.
Landing area (not really a hallway, but a spot with 3 doors and 3 openings). I refer to it as the vestibule.
Separate (super old photo) living room.
Let there be some mutha flippin' light!
Hey sight lines!
Hey back door!
Not much, but still a view into the kitchen from my spot on the couch.
Hey living room!
We are either adding a trashcan cabinet here, and the new countertop would go all the way, or we are leaving it as is. We added the (just framed) half wall behind the club chair, because otherwise that's weird and there's a club chair in your kitchen. You can see the how far out the wall came with the unfinished floor.
So connected! Standing in my kitchen, behind the club chair, and able to see into the living room!
Hey sliver of dining room, but you are more than i had before! (Hey silly Lily).
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