Home Entertaining Moving Out of the Kitchen & Into the Lounge
A home remodeling trend our Team has noticed in this last year is The Home Lounge. “Our clients are wanting a space to entertain separate from the kitchen hub”, says Laura Watson, ASID Design Department Manager.
Recent projects include a Dublin Ohio dining room remodel with lounge-like furniture (sofa & club chairs), an Upper Arlington Ohio addition with a bar, outdoor covered patio with fireplace and a folding wall of glass (Nana Door), and a Powell Ohio basement remodel turned an empty storage room into a comfortable entertainment space with a kitchenette, wine bar, game table, seating space plus a secret bookshelf door.
All of these recent projects a have similar function- bringing family and friends together! Although each is as unique as the client, the projects do all share a common design trend- using reclaimed and distressed wood. A design trend that has become very popular in the Midwest and is showing signs of huge growth especially because of the eco friendly movement. This style is all about re-purposing. The look of mixing rustic wood elements with newer softer materials started is not new, think Shabby Chic, however it has developed into a heavier more rustic style by incorporating industrial accessories or reclaimed barn wood. A look our client dubbed “rustic lux”.