Access Dining Room Space
This kitchen was expanded by staying in the footprint of the home. Walls and bulkheads were removed . The spacious design changes the look of the home completely as you enter the front door. What a beautiful remodel!
To meet the family’s design requirements for this kitchen expansion the wall shared by the living room and kitchen was removed as was the wall separating the front entry from the living room.
The formal living room was rarely in use, so the decision was made to create a new dining room in that space and expand the kitchen to incorporate the existing dining room. By removing the dining room wall the newly remodeled area gained an additional 150 square feet!
In our client’s home, the original dining room became part of the kitchen by removing a wall and enabling the addition of a new bank of cabinets. To keep the area for dining that would be lost we designed space in front of the new cabinets for a table and chairs.
Expand Kitchen With Open Floorplan
Additional Things to Consider
- Think functional first and beautiful second.
- Natural light is an added bonus plan to utilize exterior walls by adding windows or French doors.
- Consider transitions from one space to another. A great option is an island, peninsula, knee-wall, or varied floor material.
- Choose a complimentary design. Now that the spaces are not separate have them integrate well.
- Architectural elements can define spaces such as columns, pilasters, or coffered and lighted tray ceiling design.
Take a look at Bob Vila’s Open Floor Plan Ideas.