The last two years have driven the need for unique spaces at home. However, open floor plans are definitely still a popular trend. Creating an open floor plan provides an opportunity to blend activities and functions into one open living space. It can also make your home seem more spacious. But the need for some private space still exists for work, quiet, or smaller social activities. In many of our open floor plan remodeling projects, there’s a common “left over” space — the old dining room. These spaces need reimagining for new life. Many become offices, guest bedrooms, or even wine rooms. But in this case, a warm cozy sitting room was the goal. Looking for a quiet space in your home? Get inspired with some sitting room ideas.

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Dining Room / Sitting Room Remodeling

For this project, our customer wanted a light-filled and inviting space. The “left-over” space in their home was dark and dreary. By raising the ceiling and adding dormers, it not only lightened the whole space, but also added a feeling of spaciousness. The entry welcomes you into the open floor plan beyond, while also creating an adjacent comfortable sitting room.  Custom wood ceiling beams connect the two separate spaces while maintaining and unifying the entire area. 

This space is a perfect haven for quiet solitude, inspiration, or entertaining a few friends. Intentionally flexible, the space can easily become a home office should the need arise. Inspired by a French-made wall unit, the custom built cabinetry is designed for art display, storage, accessories, or can even become a work-wall.  The lighting and moveable shelves are adaptable for any purpose.

Neutral greige stained wood floors provide the understated backdrop for the classic white trim and furniture. Soft coral and sky blue walls provide the perfect vibe for original artwork, accessories, and a comfortable place to hang out. 

Perfect place to chill, don’t you think? Need more home remodeling or sitting room ideas? Check out some of our featured projects.

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