Small Spaces Don't Have to Lack Character
I love looking at the design magazines and seeing gorgeous homes and design ideas for a huge space with existing character and one of a kind built-ins. But let’s be honest, that room would have looked great no matter what you did to it.
While having a gorgeous spacious kitchen is most people’s dream, what do you do if that is just not a reality for you? Can you still have a nice eat-in area if there is no room for even a standard table? Can you create comfortable and stylish seating with-out tearing down walls and building add-ons?
This was a question I recently asked myself in a galley kitchen I was designing. The existing space left no room for even a standard kitchen table. The solution? Some creativity and an Ikea wall-mounted drop-leaf table! I’m a big fan of Ikea hacks and love this drop table because you can fold it down when you need more space and open it when you want to sit down and eat.
I added cute curtains with a retro feel, dinnerware from Pottery Barn and vintage chairs that I found at a thrift store for only 75 cents each. (I LOVE a good thrift store find!) Proof that you don’t have to sacrifice style or your budget without the large open concept floor-plan.