West Sussex Lateral ConversionTransitional Family & Games Room, Berkshire
Jonathan Little Photography
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Create focal pointsYou can ensure your large, open space doesn’t feel cold by breaking it up into zones. Highlight these areas by including a focal point in each one. Here, for example, the lounge seating is focused on a shelving unit, which includes the TV. The ornaments give the eye something to look at, and help to define this as a snug living zone away from the kitchen and dining areas.
“My own experience with opening the kitchen to the living space has been very positive. I’m not affected by the smell of food, I actually love it. For me, the kitchen is where a lot of the social interaction of the house takes place, and the smells quickly go away by opening windows and using an extractor fan connected to the exterior. Some people are more sensitive to smell than others and this subject of opening the kitchen and living room is definitely one of individual preference. Do get the wall checked by a qualified structural engineer before you knock through!”Cupola Design