Thus, it feel narrow and long, more like a corridor than a living room.
This particular layout was one of our main concerns before signing on the Option. But my wife likes the location so much and I thought maybe we can figure out a way to re-design the layout so it feels more spacious. Indeed, this has become one of the most challenging issue in our renovation.
Together with our ID, these following methods were applied to create a more squarish spacious feel to the living hall.
1. Colour Scheme
Found some useful resources paint supplier's website. There is also a simple video commentary of the effective use of colours. The following is a summary.
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2. Feature Window & Glass Door between the Kitchen and Living Room
Our ID guy proposed this glass door and feature window to allow break the long walls of the living room.
It also allowed for visual communication for the people in the kitchen and the living room. My wife agreed to the idea saying that it will allow her to monitor he helper cooking while she is in the livving room.
3. Floor Tile orientation
The tile chosen was a creamed coloured homogenous with light brown streaks running in 1 directon.
Our ID recommended that the brown streaks run across the width of the living hall to make it look wider. But I feel the effect was not obvious as the brown streaks were too faint.
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