Calvin Street - ShoreditchContemporary Dining Room, London
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What Houzz contributors are saying:
Consider ventilationFor living spaces with large expanses of glazing, try to incorporate one or two smaller windows for ventilation. A wide bifold door, for example, looks gorgeous and enables you to enjoy the outdoors during the summer. However, there will be times on colder days when you only want a small opening to ventilate the room.
Several users, including some professionals, also put forward some interesting suggestions that merge both ideas together to overcome some of these issues.Make it an L-shape“We are just in the process of remodelling our new home. We’ve gone with an L-shape, with the kitchen out of sight of the living area, but with the dining area in-between both. There’s a utility room off to the side of the kitchen, though, with a closeable door, where the washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge-freezer will be. Hopefully we’ll have the best of both worlds.”Jan Thomson
Introduce flowThe elusive idea of “flow” is when you can move seamlessly from the kitchen to the dining area, to the living area and then into the garden. Again, this is the ideal situation and is best used as a template. If your space doesn’t allow for this completely, be flexible and work with what you’ve got.Need more guidance? See clever design ideas for open-plan spaces
Houzz at a GlanceWho lives here A young coupleLocation Shoreditch, east LondonSize 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (3 en suite)Architects Gideon Purser and the team at Chris Dyson Architects The owners of this apartment wanted the main living space to have an urban loft feel, so on the top floor, architect Gideon Purser created a large, open-plan kitchen-diner that flows into the living room and onto the terraces beyond. The floor below is more private, with a series of bedroom suites.