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Phase Two: Back Room
The south wall would look awesome like this - what character! And this is an awesome design in any case - I like how dishes could be put in that cabinet wall, and I like the built-in bench.
just like the built-in seating.
TV built into stairs, and in our plan, it can be seen from kitchen prep area.
The stairs could be closed off like this.
I like how the flow is open and yet separate.
Fun computer area, nice to close it off with curtains, even leaving it partially open looks good with the wallpaper and curtains.
Not sure where this would be needed or work, but I like the idea of being able to close off an open kitchen.
I love how the door connects to the porch off the kitchen. You could then leave that door open for air, etc. It would definitely encourage fresh-air eating. My ideal would be to have a built-in booth-type thing where the sink is off the porch area.
Like the idea of built-in daybeds, make the room an entry, reading/study area, very casual. TV could be built in to the foot of a daybed.
For the area where the windows and French door is now.
Sliding French Patio Doors
I'm sure I've already bookmarked this, but french doors that open both ways, with retractable screens.
I like the way the fridge is flat with the cabinetry.
Some sort of sliding door thing could hide the TV area and/or washer-dryer.
This door and windows and transom looks great and would be a good back entry system. Lets in light and would provide good view, but not as open as a french door.
Super cute for laundry room.
French slider doors. Wide