Chr DAUER Architects
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Sunset eclectic-family-room


A 2-1/2 story rear addition to a richly detailed Craftsman style home contains a new kitchen, familyroom, rear deck and lower level guest suite. The introduction of an open plan and modern material/color palettes reconnects the original formal family spaces with those that cater to more daily routines.

Photographer: Bruce Damonte

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March 28, 2012
Jessica Schwartz wrote:
Where did you get the cabinets? Love the idea of wall to wall storage without having bookshelves.
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all the cabinets were made to fit the space. Usually this the best route to getting what you want/need and minimizing wasted space..... and in the really does not cost much more than standard off-the-shelf cabinetry.
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March 22, 2012
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Kelly McGregor
Thanks for responding! Your desk looks great, love the custom solution!
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Vikrant Sharma Homez
Make sure to put any support or L brackets below the eye level to hide it .
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The addition was approx 16 feet deep .
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Consider bottom cabinets for ugly items like your printer and scanner. You can create wire holes with an electric drill.
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This white of this desk and wall unit allows it to blend into the surrounding walls. The irregular heights of the shelves and of the closed storage keeps the eye moving, and the overall design is energized.

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NEED this kind of storage.
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This works. Except for the attempt at "matchy-matchy" with the stupid drawing "leaning," against the desk wall ( either hang it or toss it; and in this case, toss it.) Don't do matchy - matchy with your shoes and purse and don't do it in your decor. On another note, remember that most buyers have kids. They just do. One room should address that reality.
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