No longer banished to the basement or back of the house, today’s TV Rooms take center stage in an open concept home. Design a space that is functional, comfortable, and seriously stunning with these tips.
The Open Concept Kitchen
In days past, kitchens were kept separate, in their own distinct space, surrounded by four walls and a doorway to the rest of the house. But contemporary homeowners craved a kitchen that was open to the rest of the home, and more conducive for entertaining — or just communicating with the family. Room design followed suit, and the open concept kitchen was born.
In an attempt to make family living more functional and fluid, walls were removed, floor plans were simplified, and spaces became more social. It certainly makes sense. By combining the kitchen, TV room, and dining area into one open space, you create a welcoming interior that is both practical and impressive. But it is not without challenges. When dealing with an open concept home, you need to be mindful of keeping a cohesive design. Since your space is seamless, choose colors that carry over in the living, dining and kitchen areas, and complimentary cabinetry, furniture, lighting, and décor.
In keeping with the seamless look in an open concept space, avoid mix and match flooring — for example, wood in the TV room and ceramic tile in the kitchen, with an obvious line separating the two areas. By choosing a flooring material and style that will work well in both wet and dry areas, you will create a consistent visual flow throughout the home. For example, if you like the warm look of wood and the water-resistant durability of tile, you could opt for porcelain flooring that realistically mimics the grain and beauty of wood while remaining impervious to water, for the best of both worlds.
A Solid Space
Cabinetry solidifies the space, and creates a natural and functional focal point in any room. When looking at the various types of cabinets available at Willow Lane Cabinetry, choose a style that will work well in both the kitchen and TV room, since they share square footage. Let our expert room designers help bring your TV room and open concept kitchen to life, with a custom layout, photorealistic renderings, and an itemized list of what you will need and what it will cost. Did we mention this service is free for our customers?
An Eye For Details
It’s the fine details that elevate your interior design in the TV room and in the rest of the home. From cabinet hardware and countertops, to throw pillows and area rugs, how you decorate your open concept space can mean the difference between seriously stunning and simply so-so. So take your time when filling open shelving in your TV room cabinetry, choose your home accessories wisely, and think of the shared space in its entirety. Most importantly, enjoy the benefits of open concept living!
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