To create a more open space in the common areas of this home, designers of America's Most Desperate Kitchens removed the wall that separated the kitchen and living room areas, visually and physically connecting the space and expanding the home's entertaining space.
A narrow doorway seamlessly connects the master bedroom with its en suite. This doorless entry allows the spaces to be physically connected without requiring that the entire bathroom space be on display from the bedroom.
The common spaces of this eclectic home are visually and physically connected, so anyone standing at the kitchen island preparing supper can still be involved in conversation and activities taking place in the living room. This design creates a lovely, open space that is perfect for entertaining.
Kortney and David knocked out the home's existing walls to create one open, visually and physically connected space where three separate, closed off spaces had been. They even opened the staircase to allow natural light to flow through this space as well as the kitchen, dining room and living room. The removal of these walls creates a clear line of sight from the front door through to the kitchen and back again, keeping the home's first floor feeling light, bright and open.
The state of the art modern weight room is separated from the rest of the basement by glass panels and a sliding glass barn door. This allows the spaces to be visually connected, while giving the gym a measure of privacy and keeping the spaces physically separated.
As featured on America's Most Desperate Kitchens, before John and Anthony redesigned this home, the spaces felt closed in and separate, but when the Kitchen Cousins revamped the home's common spaces, they took out half of the wall separating the kitchen from the dining room and living room. This connected all three spaces physically and visually.
The first floor called for a modern, open concept design with a clear line of sight from one space into the others. Even though all the spaces would be connected, designers wanted to make sure a clear delineation existed between rooms, so they used the few walls that exist in the space to create that visual separation. The kitchen is nestled in the opening of two walls, and while it can be seen from the dining and living areas, is clearly separate from them. The dining area is just in front of the kitchen, and the living room is off to the side of those spaces, physically connected, but visually separate.
Just across the wall from the living area is the home gym. Separated from the rest of the space by a glass wall, the gym contains a television, built-in shelving for storage, work out machines and a sparring pad. The two-way fireplace pushes heat into this space, allowing the homeowner to get the most out of his workout. The glass wall that separates the spaces allows the gym to be visually connected to the rest of the basement, while remaining physically separated.