When designing your ideal Kitchen, it’s important to consider how you actually live, not just how you want your space to look.
It would be wonderful to all live in the pages of Elle Decor…Elle Decor France that is! But, the truth is, we all have lives that don’t always include day to day glamour. Function and practical design play an integral part of our day, every day. Families are busy, and meal times can be so hectic that it’s important to consider what your day to day activities are as a family, and how you want to share your space with your family.
Here, we customized a banquette seating area for this fast growing family. Our clients recognized that having everyone sit down together for meals was ideal, but not always doable, with two working parents, a pre schooler and a baby on the way. “We eat in shifts, but it’s important for us to be in the same room together.”
Considering the family’s stage now, we also want to design for where they will be in 5 to 10 years, as they had a long term commitment to their home.
This layout will continue to work with their family as their children grow, and they encourage them to do their homework on the Kitchen table as meals are being prepared.
Obviously, this shot was taken mid construction, but the openness between the two distinct areas help to create a family friendly space for everyone to enjoy!