In an Arts-and-Crafts home of the 1920ís, we were asked to expand the Kitchen to accommodate a Breakfast Room and Sitting Room. Our response was to remove interior walls to free up one common space. The original home showed some marvellous features, which we emphasized in our renovation. Oak beams at the ceiling define the spaces below, without enclosing them. Richly coloured oak trim is used at windows and doors.
In the Breakfast Nook of this home, a built-in bench seat (with a flip top for storage) faces french doors leading out to the garden. In the open plan of this design, separate spaces are given their identity without making use of walls. Every space enjoys its own focus, through the use of workwork, furnishing and lighting.