The living room and kitchen in this house were separated by a full height wall, creating a formal living room and a secluded kitchen. When taking on the renovation, the homeowners knew this wouldn't work for the way they lived - they wanted a large, open space for their family and entertaining so it made sense to remove the wall between the two rooms.
|Before: Full height wall in living room (left) and kitchen (right)|
|The wall has been removed and the support posts placed. The cabinetry is being installed around the support posts.|
|Upper cabinets are placed directly on the counter top, making the piece feel more like furniture.|
|The paneling on the living room side is designed to feel like less like kitchen cabinetry and more like traditional column details. I love that the columns look hefty and substantial from this side.|
|Crown molding and finish details are added to tie in all the components and make the columns feel as if they're visually supporting the beam above.|
|From the living room side - a functional and beautiful room divider.|
|I love the peaks of the living room you get through the columns from the kitchen|