The current mantra in designing homes is “tear down those walls!” Open floorplans are must-haves because they accentuate the casual living environment that consumers crave.
Re-thinking the modern kitchen: 5 design concepts
Looking to add some pizzazz to your kitchen design offerings? Check out these design concepts from Professional Builder’s House Review design collaborative.
Looking to add some pizzazz to your kitchen design offerings? Check out these design concepts from Professional Builder’s House
3. Design #56578
Larry W. Garnett, FAIBD
Total living area: 938 sf
Width: 26 feet
Depth: 59 feet, 8 inches
The kitchen certainly becomes the focal point of this 938-square-foot cottage that was designed for both empty nesters and first-time buyers. An efficient and functional layout proves critical for a smaller home, with special attention to traffic flow and natural light. Quality materials and finishes are essential, especially for the empty nester. Thoughtful details such as pull-out shelves along with high-quality appliances and fixtures are pleasant surprises in such a small home.
A. Built-in dining table allows seating for four in a 28-square-foot space
B. Pantry features efficient pull-out shelves
C. Island offer open view toward the family room and flat-screen TV and provides three to four additional seating spaces
D. Cabinets with pull-out shelves
E. Kitchen opens to the family room and features a double window for
natural light. Traffic flow from the side door toward the family room provides logical traffic pattern.