Dytecture


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(Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies, Master of Architecture) Residential Designer with focus on Renovation, Infill Housing and New Construction

My design style is contemporary with clean lines. Every home should have a space where home owners are proud to show guests. It is my intention to find or create such a special area in each of my designs with any types of budget.
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Not sure if there is enough room for a proper dinning table if that is the combined space already in the renderings.
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Dezign Studio Inc
Can the refrigerator replace the pantry , with pantry besides the fridge. The present fridge
location is too close to the island and will interfere with smooth traffic. Will also make a good work triangle, with a counter space next to fridge.
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Leona Malone
That will be quite a change !! Nice..Like the above idea to change fridge location..... when putting things in the fridge or taking them out always handy to have a landing spot.
How many feet do you have between the island & the opposite wall?
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It depends on the style of the room. #2 is more "conventional".
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Haley Elizabeth
I love option 1 with the benches! When I was a kid, my dad had a similar style, and I loved it! If my brothers or I ever had friends over, it wasn't a problem because we could all fit/squeeze together there, and didn't have to worry about not having enough chairs.
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Shouldn't be a deal breaker when it's time to sell you home.
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Lampert Dias Architects, Inc.
I prefer rounded corners ( they are called "bulllnosed edges" )

They don't get bumped and chipped as easily as the square corners.

My advice is to not change the rest of the house.
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Patricia Colwell
That is a nice sized room and also a nice shape, yes you can have a bay window in aLR, is it that you just like them or what. Bay windows are sometimes a problem when you view them from the outside if your house facade is quite symmetrical As far as furniture pieces and placement you would have to post a floor plan including openings(, windows and doors) fireplace if you have one and where you want to put the bay. Also your style how many people you want seat if there is a T.V. needed in this space. This floor plan should be drawn to scale if at all possible.
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There wouldn't be any images that has the exact descriptions you provided.
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Depends on the style you are after. Frameless artwork provide a more contemporary feel.
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What is the purpose of this area?
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Divyansh Jindal
what a about a beautiful family portrait.. .. just get the wall a good textured paint and on it, hang a beautiful family portrait or a painting.
well, family portrait is a first preference.
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Divyansh Jindal
have a look at this one too
and please tell me if i ve been of some help
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Shades would allow the option to control and block UV coming to the green house.
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Spectrum Skyworks Skylights & Canopies
Replace glass with new loE sealed units.
Or add solar mesh to outside.
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Consider moving all the photos in the 'gallery' to that blank wall.
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faylala
I like the photos in the gallery, they should stay. Try a large mirror for that wall or a large piece of artwork or framed or not
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Megan Springle
What are the dimensions of your backyard?
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Do a search on "small patio".


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groveraxle
Same way you decorate with 8 or 10 foot ceilings. If you want more help, show us pictures and be more specific with your quandary.
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Also provide room sizes.
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Can the plumbing fixtures be moved?
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Not the most logical layout to have a bedroom immediately off the foyer.
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Curt D'Onofrio
pics ?
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vreem
Here is one more photo
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Main issue is the lack of natural daylight.
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Sounds like a fun but challenging project. You have some great photos in your ideabook.
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A material board would guide you with design decisions.
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A primer white.
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BM super white
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Thank you.
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Not sure what is being described.
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Seems a bit tight to subdivide an already small living and dinning room for an office area.
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jwlkrsn8
here are some pictures I just took of the space
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Madden, Slick & Bontempo, Inc
Do you have measurements - maybe a rough floorplan?
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Photos of the table needed.
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A floor plan would be helpful.
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ssmoky
Yes I could screen off the desk with a paravent or curtain at night. I'm wondering if it would work better with the bed at the bottom of the room with the head of the bed facing south-east? ie so that you could see the door when lying in bed.
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ASVInteriors
With feng shui apparently your bed should be as far from the bedroom door as possible - this depends where you consider your bedroom door... the tremie (or to the corridor). Also you need the widest possible view of your room but your bed must not be in direct line with the entrance of the doorway...
Hopefully that helps you narrow your decision.
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Keep the bathroom door closed.
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shars55
Judy, it looks like a Bengal cat, which a domestic cat just like any other domestic cat.
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krf9
JudyG that is incredibly presumptuous and rude. That is most likely a bengal cat, which is a domesticated animal. The OP requested advice on a cat proof toilet paper holder, not haughty comment on the breed in the picture.

Anyways - One thing that we tried with my cats was to squish the roll, like this http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sTkHxEGXJ0A/Tl1K9T-Nj3I/AAAAAAAABEc/Q0AuQvMSFrQ/s320/TP+squished.JPG so it doesnt roll as easy. Also not leaving a little hangy bit down. There are also quite a few 'anti animal' scents that you can try. I've never heard that lavender was a deterrent, but it's an easy thing to try.
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Need more info.
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If this is the only 'great room' in the house, then a TV would be a good idea where it is.
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Jennifer Havin
If you look closely that mirror is centered on the wall its a weird setup the other end is open with ledge. That's the stairs going down stairs.
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Sorry Christmas decor
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Photos of the current window treatment would be helpful.
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Usually the bottom of the chandelier lines up with the division between the first and second level.
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An interior designer would be able to provide you with some options.
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Scope of work requires consulting an architect.
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sstarr
I ask, because OnePlan (designer here on Houzz) works in the UK, and has helped many in your precise situation. Perhaps she will chime in.
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fizzgig1
Thanks sstarr, that's great
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Most fireplaces are located along an exterior wall. Not sure what is happening in the rest of the living room and their relationships.
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Tuba Ondul
I want to design tv area with seating and fireplace with relaxing area the other side
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Depends if you require a double garage, which will take up the entire 20 feet frontage.
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Since there is a dinning room at the bottom of the floor plan, not sure what is the function of the empty space beside the microwave.
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groveraxle
A boost in contrast might show it better:
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What is the size of the 'tight' space you are working with?
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atrice
I have a similar situation and found Sliding track door system which might work for you i found hardware kit at
www. Johnsonhardware.com the track can be recessed in floor
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The only issue with the bathroom as shown by ASVInteriors is the door would be opened to the public areas unless the bathroom door is kept closed.
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Thanks for advice. It would be more comfortable, but we cannot change bathroom and kitchen places. And another problem is a lot of thinks of our hobby, that need storage location. Like bicycle, turism,... But, you advice about places for thinks, which you'v moved closer to flat room we find interestig. We will think about it. Thanks!
If it's interesting, I attache plan from construction company and our previous ideas :)
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And some more
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Use the same materials for design consistency.
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Yes.
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ASVInteriors
I agree that for visual consistency you can have the same colour.

But if those doors are generally closed when not in use, then you don't have to. As these are bedrooms, some people generally do close the doors. Therefore there is some flexibility.
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A large piece of art would help with the 'clean' contemporary look. It also depends on what is happening in the rest of the room.
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We have not moved in yet, so the room is a relatively blank skate. In addition to mid entity graphite colored sectional, there will be a glass coffee table and large armchair in orange and gray tones. Haven 't figured out lighting yet; northeast exposure provides some cool natural light.
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Oil or latex would be two popular choices.
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goldfish252000
I recently used chalk paint, and it was so easy to use, I wouldn't use anything else
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atrice
If exterior furniture look at exterior spray paint rustoleum or krylon made for any material
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A material board would help guide you with design / color decisions.
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Here is one idea with white cabinetry.


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Kevin
That's a gorgeous kitchen. Our flooring choice was a little darker but this one makes me rethink that. The island in grey was a thought originally, changed over to something and this one brings me back to that first thought. Thanks for the picture it's a very nice kitchen.
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Rina
Click on the link and you'll find a whole lot of plans for 2000 sq ft houses. Then click on any plans that interest you to find out more. It's impossible for a stranger to come up with a random design that would be good for you, but if you find a starting point with a plan you like you could ask specific questions about it, and someone might be able to help.
https://www.google.co.za/search?q=house+plans+2000+sq+ft&es_sm=93&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=F7VTU4e7G8uU7Qbs74HYBw&ved=0CDEQsAQ&biw=770&bih=460
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Scope of work requires hiring an architect.
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Photos need to be in jpeg format in order to get attached.
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In most cases it means the entire bathroom would be in contact with water.
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ASVInteriors
Here are some tips. Do major research. The investment is in the waterproofing (the stuff you don't see)... and also in eliminating water (slopes etc...)

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As long as the renovation is completed before moving in so you can have it designed to fit your lifestyle.
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This looks like a bright and efficient kitchen, the most economical option is to simply replace all the cabinetry and countertop and flooring.
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domacica
I would not swap appliances, having a counter space on both side of the stove is way better then stove jammed in the corner. I would leave them black since you dw is black.
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marjef
we are swappimg the appliances so that the vent for the oven will vent outside.
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DIAspoton
How do you plan to use the porch? Dining? How many people will use it? Watching tv? Reading? Board games and puzzles ? Do you want a comfortable place to stretch out for naps? A hanging bed for sleeping on beautiful nights and use it as seating/daybed during the day? Figure out how you'll realistically use it before choosing pieces even if it means moving a few pcs from inside for a few days to spend some time out there.
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A floor plan showing access from the house and potential paths to the backyard would be helpful.
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Consider a separate curbless shower to keep the water out where it shouldn't be.
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Aqua Safe Heating &Plumbing
Concrete floors are better for wet rooms, factors to think about first are drainage and getting the fall of the floor right for the drain, you may find you will have to break up the existing floor which will get more costly. Get plenty of estimates and references you don't want damp coming through the other walls, and get the layout of the room you want.
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Classic Connecticut Homes LLC
I cannot speak to the UK. In the US it is very common to have a 4 inch curb built up in front of the shower to keep the water in the shower. As per my previous posting, for your application I do not believe that is what you want. Further, I suggested to go with a "wet shower" not a whole wet room because of likely physical constraints. As mentioned above you need pitch for drainage and you will need heat to keep the space comfortable. Concrete is an excellent base but as noted you may have to hammer it all out to get the pitch, move the drains pipes, add radiant heat, etc.
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Which ever couch you choose make sure to have all the family members try it out first for comfort.
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ispoildogs
Hi sophie, if you want your new couches or sectional to last another 20 years and your budget allows, look for kiln dried hardwood frames, double doweled, glued, and screwed together with corner blocks at the critical joints and stress points. Eight-way hand tied coil springs will give better long term support and comfort than a continuous wire spring or webbed system, and upgrade your cushions to the best quality/support you can afford.

For comfort, it also helps to consider the leg length of those who will use it the most, particularly the femur bone that runs from the hip to the knee. A seat that is too deep can be uncomfortable to sit in and difficult to get out of. Happy shopping!
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Don't think this powder room needs anything other than a few finishing touches such as artwork above the toilet.
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Maria S
Thank you for your input. The faucet is oil rubbed bronze as well with the mirror. The mirror is brown. The light makes the colors darker.
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Margo
I like it as is. If you ad a piece of art, make it memorable;)
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Try looking up the original builder in your city's planning department.
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sumacyork
Thanks for the suggestion, Dytecture. I'll do that.
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Scope of work requires consulting a landscape architect.
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Curt D'Onofrio
Ref: encourage kids to be outside : Speaking for myself and friends of ours, Fire and water are good attractions. So the firepit is a good idea. Another one, a pool. In my childhood, Above ground pool + deck + patio created good memories. I learned how to swim there
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Curt D'Onofrio
Remember the Nestea (tm) backsplash commercials in the 70's ? Yep, we tried them. :)
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Photos of the current kitchen would be helpful.
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Unfortunately the beach house is in rehoboth Delaware and I am currently in baltimore maryland. I will do my best
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Agreed, brick or stone can compliment well with hardie board in order to keep building costs in control. It might be ideal to consult an architect since this seems to be out of your comfort zones.
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Thank you! Yea I initially picked something out which now seems awful (it was a combo of some hardy plank stone with a brick wrap... yea..) - I'm thinking about going with all hardy plank and stone. There are some really nice looking ones I've seen on here. Thank you again.
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Ernie's Roofing Siding Gutter
The new James Hardie products are maintenance free & Less then brick or Stone
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Great transformation so far.
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Gorgeous choice of flooring! Luscious!
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Love it!
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Pictures would be helpful.

In general you don't "decorate" that high. The eye doesn't see up there. If you do something, it has to be either architectural or really big.
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Symmetrical designs tend to provide a more 'old world' feel.
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If you like the current neighbourhood then the investment of creating a basement might be worth it.
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White, light brown or gray.
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A sense of richness added.
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Denita
Love it!
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Vanessa Beardsley
Janet Wells- I was a bit concerned that the texture would make it hard to keep clean (dust and bits getting trapped) but it's not a problem one bit. The texture is so subtle that they stay clean (and actually look cleaner that those white ones). After having them and cooking quite a few big meals on them in the past week (Passover), I can only say I love them even more than I thought I would. They look and perform higher than expectations.

The exact product is Wilsonart HD Aeon, Salentina Nero with a crescent edge.
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Photos off the rooms would be helpful.
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Solar shades would be another option to consider.
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Solar screen shades are an excellent choice. Check out the Sheerweave 5000 series. Great residential fabric selections. You can see these and more at http://www.solar-screen-shades.com
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The TV and clothes hanging are in conflict since one is more horizontal while the other requires vertical spaces. Would be difficult to incorporate both given the size of the TV and amount of niche space you have to work with.
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Rina
PS I have a niece who is a US army wife, and my nephew-in-law has done serious service. So we're not that far apart.
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:)
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Probably due to the low ceiling height.
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I could see it hanging at an angle on a corner in a large room.
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Start with having an existing floor plan drafted in order to see design potentials. It's also a good time to look for contractors and book them early in the process.
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Not crazy about angled kitchen designs.
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Katie Gooding
Or maybe move the sink/dishwasher to under the new pass through and eliminate the 45 degree angle by the windows? Again, not sure about dimensions of your space...
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Kittytawng, I closed off the passthrough for a few months to see how I would like it. I did not like being closed off from everything. It felt very claustrophobic. Plus, it makes the dinning area feel closed in.

Katie, I have 9 feet to accommodate the sink and DW. That should be plenty, yes?
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You have many great items already such as artwork and side tables. It's just a matter of placing them in the 'proper' location and add or alter them as needed.
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Thank you @Dytecture, any thoughts on wall color behind the couch? Rug? The coffee table is also horribly knicked & scratched. I want to find a new one suitable to the small space.
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Photos of the room would be helpful.
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Rina
If that's what you like, do it. Blackboard chalk on the walls, do the drawings yourself or bring in your talented friends. Get fabric just like that to cover your headboard. Match the bedspread and cushions as closely as you can, or find something equally colourful and fun. Then play with the rest of the room. Pick up the colours from your bedding; paint the other walls and furniture, hang drapes. It's all there, just within your grasp. I think you want crazy you, not something sane and within the rules. Have a ball.
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Dytecture
As low as possible and also depends on how far the sofa(s) are from the TV.
last Saturday at 10:23am     
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mmorin98
Thanks for the advice this is what I'm going for.
last Saturday at 9:26pm   
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Patricia Colwell
This is just the right size.
last Saturday at 9:31am   
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Dytecture
Not too big at all, try taping it on the floor and see if you haven't done it already.
last Saturday at 10:23am   
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Gray and white color scheme would be ideal.
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mick50
I don't think gray is out. I also don't think sage is out because the living room is sage. Since the two room are attached, the should coordinate. Here are some gray combinations with oak or pine wood.
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mick50
The walls on the left pic were straight gray....here they look aqua! On the right, it has gray walls, bright white cabinets.
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Denita
^^Agree, use the soffit. You can dress up the soffit with moulding or trimwork. Or leave it alone.
See below examples
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last Saturday at 9:54am   
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Agreed, either let the cabinets float or take them to the ceiling.
last Saturday at 10:21am   
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Dytecture
Great space saving idea.
last Saturday at 10:21am   
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Alana Osborne Interiors
Agreed, ASV.
To go a step further, go for double roller blinds, so you have sheers for light-filtering and block-outs for privacy.
Also, have you heard of honeycomb blinds? They are very versatile as you can open them from the top OR the bottom, or both. It's the ultimate in light control.
last Saturday at 2:25am   
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Roller shades provide a cleaner look.
last Saturday at 6:14am   
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