Probably the most popular living styles today is the open space concept with the living room, dining room, and kitchen prep area multi function large room. With today’s standards of living, this concept is really a lot of sense. Compare it with days gone by, where the cook was limited to the kitchen and the guests and family were elsewhere in the home. Formal dining rooms are not standard for today’s more casual dining; they are good if you have a very large home with staff doing the cooking and serving, but this set up is not so common today.
The addition of the open space concept may have begun with a pass-through from the kitchen to the dining room. The pass-through may have been innovative in its day, but it is a bit too closed in for today’s living.
One of the first things most people have to determine when contemplating the removal of an upper wall, is the cabinetry on that wall and where to store what is in those cabinets. This is also true when contemplating removal of floating cabinets over an island or peninsula. It may be a good idea to open the cabinets, examine what is stored in them and determine where else the items can be stored. You may even find a lot of things you deemed “lost” because they were unseen and not readily available. The things you still need and use, albeit more infrequently, can be stored in other cabinets. This exercising forces you to really access the items must be in your home; so making careful options is important.
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