Our new "middle" room and dining area.
Rebecque Asher
June 11, 2013 in Before & After
The house was built in 1904 and has very little storage. We like to think of the layout as similar to a small yacht. The downstairs is very narrow and long. We have yet to work on the first room at the entrance to the house, but we feel we're headed in the right direction for the "middle room" and dining area. What do you think? Any design advice?
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Rebecque Asher
For the "middle room", we built a sort of daybed/reading nook up against the windows with storage baskets. In the dining area, we wanted to maintain as much space as possible and so we built the bench seating as four individual boxes (with lids on hinges) for storage (hidden under seat cushions). We finished it off with bead board and trim and replaced the chandelier with pendant lights.
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Dytecture
Nice update.
1 Like   Thanked by Rebecque Asher    June 11, 2013 at 6:37PM
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Keitha
Very nice, well planned functional space!
1 Like   Thanked by Rebecque Asher    June 11, 2013 at 6:42PM
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Rebecque Asher
Thank you both so much - I feel better now after reading your feedback! We don't really know what we're doing in terms of professional design, so we appreciate your positive comments Keitha and Dytecture.
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Keerthi Naidu
Love this transformation!
1 Like   Thanked by Rebecque Asher    June 12, 2013 at 5:50PM
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dbs959
I like your style, I like the warmth and personality you brought to the area, and I like how you deftly combined form and function. Great job!
1 Like   Thanked by Rebecque Asher    June 12, 2013 at 5:58PM
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allisoncottle53
wonderful!
1 Like   Thanked by Rebecque Asher    June 12, 2013 at 5:59PM
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thingsilove
i love it
1 Like   Thanked by Rebecque Asher    June 12, 2013 at 6:15PM
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Kerrie Curran
I only wish I had thought of this for the useless middle room in my old house. too late now though.
1 Like   Thanked by Rebecque Asher    June 12, 2013 at 7:03PM
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jingstad
What a wonderful idea....and it looks wonderful!!! I love it...I wish I had a spot for something like that1
1 Like   Thanked by Rebecque Asher    June 12, 2013 at 7:17PM
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Barbara Disraeli
love how you transformed this space!! so much more life to it.
1 Like   Thanked by Rebecque Asher    June 12, 2013 at 9:05PM
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Rebecque Asher
Thanks everyone for the positive feedback/support!
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Brown Bros. Masonry
Love it! What great ideas and you made them all work with such a great eye for design. Very nice!
1 Like   Thanked by Rebecque Asher    June 14, 2013 at 12:48PM
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Wallmark Homes
Great idea! Can tell how much thought and attention went into this transformation.
1 Like   Thanked by Rebecque Asher    June 17, 2013 at 10:03AM
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mgreen1
Incredible update! It looks fantastic!
1 Like   Thanked by Rebecque Asher    June 17, 2013 at 2:47PM
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Paradise Restored Landscaping & Exterior Design
It looks really cool and love how you styled the rooms! Straight A's!
1 Like   Thanked by Rebecque Asher    June 18, 2013 at 1:10PM
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Nancy Hehmann
Love the new atmosphere! Area rugs are fantastic.
1 Like   Thanked by Rebecque Asher    June 18, 2013 at 1:14PM
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