If you're like most of the people we talked with, you'd have probably enjoyed the "before and after" segments the best. A couple of "ooos" and "ahhs" from the audience was proof of that!
The topic was about getting more livable area from your home without adding any new space - something that should be on the top of your list of concerns if you're thinking about updating your home.
- A small kitchen, buried in the center of the house
- Three separate eating areas
- A convoluted traffic pattern (how do you get to the dining room?)
- Really poor lighting
- Soffits compressing the space – making it feel small and dark
- A great view of the backyard wasted
Three types of proper lighting including recessed cans (general lighting), pendants (decorative lighting), and undercabinet lights (task lighting) brighten things up considerably.
And of course new finishes and fixtures improve the function and give the remodeled spaces an updated, modern appeal.
Another designer might have suggested an addition to solve these basic planning issues, but lack of space wasn't the problem – it was a lack of properly-planned space.
And what did the owners have to say? Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you...