Thursday, March 11, 2010
SMALL SPACE BIG DESIGN IN PALM BEACH!
Have you ever wondered what you can do with a little bit of leftover space in your home? This client had an L- shaped space approximately 7' X 8'. This is not such a small space, you may say, however when the request is for an English Pub Bar it's not so much! In addition, this home owner wanted the option of being able to see the large screened TV on the opposite wall of the adjacent family room. My design solution was to use a lot of paneling and mouldings to create the proper feeling. I paneled the back wall and inserted a large mirror which would reflect the TV so that you could see it while sitting at the bar. We added a bar sink in the corner which was easy as the kitchen sink, and therefore the plumbing, was right on the other side of the wall. We wanted an upper cabinet to store glasses but were unable to utilize the wall space to its left because of the kitchen pass through. The solution was to add another mirror over the sink which gave us good balance and lightness in the midst of all the wood. An ice maker, beverage refrigerator and built-in "kegerator" were also included. I am pleased to say our clients are thrilled with the design, craftsmanship and function of their new English Pub Bar! Next post: Wood You??