By Rebecca Solene. Dining Room. Published at Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 - 17:39:59 PM.
Anyone who enjoys sewing knows what a pain it is to set up and take down your clunky machine every time you want to make a repair or tackle a project. A special sewing station in your laundry room can help you get your work done with an ironing board and other necessities nearby.
The drawing room is a concept mostly from a bygone era, found in grand homes designed for entertaining (think of the after-dinner socializing on Downton Abbey). But there are many elements in these well-thought-out spaces that we can apply to our homes today.
Cabinets provide storage but also delineate spaces and create privacy in place of walls. The large center island helps define the kitchen from adjoining spaces and includes lots of well-organized drawers with dividers and racks on the back side. The built-in bench seen at the right side of this photo includes a handy shelf below for storage of cookbooks.
Moving the kitchen to where the living room once stood was a key change. A combination of fixed and operable windows over the sink offer cross ventilation and views of the park across the street. A long window seen on the upper right side of this photo allows morning light inside, but at a height that provides privacy from neighbors
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