Alissa HaganDining Room Cabinetry
When we built this house, six years ago, an open floor plan was a must have. However, after living here and raising kids for six years, I definitely would have chosen to have a few more walls. But we don’t so we work with what we’ve got. One of the biggest things I remember learning in design school was how to define a space as it’s own room without using walls. This lesson has served me well with an open floor plan. Therefor, we chose to install cabinetry in our dining room to define the space without walls and also provide more function.
We use our dining room for a lot of things, well when it’s not being used as a laundry hamper. We needed more storage for office type stuff as well as to store homeschool supplies, craft supplies and a few serving pieces.
This little buffet and open shelving was a temporary solution using furnishings we already had. It was also helpful to visualize what cabinetry could look like and how much storage we actually needed. My realization was we needed wall to wall cabinetry.