Comments (43)
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Jean

Great island, Little Gem. We have a large island with space for two ajustable seats ( great for grandkids for all sorts of activities) ) which we can also use at our dining table located in the same space. Best use of our space as a U layout would have taken up more space but less storage and counter space. No sink in the island. Drawers on one side and shallow cupboards on the bar side for large dishes and other items etc, not regularly used. (Similar to Little Gem's). We love the space and because we have enough storage, it is mostly just a spot for a large fruit bowl. Easier for retired folk! We have a deep drawer for breakfast items located near the toaster and kettle which are housed in a counter cupboard, (still waiting for a roller door). And a shallow pantry cupboard ( deep just doesn't work! ) nearby but out of the work area. This was a compromise but works fine. Final comment. Our original kitchen was replaced in part because the height of the counters was too low causing backaches! Kitchen tables cause the same problem if they are designated as a work area.

I stared looking at this because we are about to sort out our small separate living room! Lots of great ideas!


   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
petapea

I went with this design for my small room


9 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
deborah eade

janedale, agree with you. I was looking for images of living rooms without a sofa since in practice people don't sit in a row and it's much easier to curl up with a book or watch a film in a comfy armchair - which is also so much more flexible than a big piece of furniture. Suspect we are in a tiny minority here!

4 Likes    

Related Stories

Photo Inspiration 16 of the Best Small Urban Garden Ideas
Prepare for serious garden envy with these tiny but stylish outdoor spaces in the heart of the city
Full Story
Most Popular Clever Storage Ideas for Your Home Office
Whatever size of office space you have, try these solutions to help you keep it tidy, organised and inspiring
Full Story
Before and After Houzz Tour: Smart Design Tricks Make a Tiny House Feel Bigger
Before and after photos show how a smart layout and ingenious design turned a dark space into a bright, welcoming home
Full Story
Most Popular Planning to Declutter Your Home? Here’s How to Get Started
Follow this simple plan of action for a stress-free ‘spring clear’
Full Story
Photo Inspiration 17 Pretty Patios to Inspire Your Garden Makeover
Grab yourself a coffee and browse some stylish patio areas, perfect for alfresco dining
Full Story
Most Popular Garden Tour: A Modest Plot With Space For Two Seating Zones
Black and copper combine with pretty, low-key planting to create a relaxed space for outdoor entertaining
Full Story
Most Popular 30 Flooring Ideas to Link Your Inside and Outside Spaces
Need inspiration for connecting your home and garden? Browse these gorgeous schemes for ideas
Full Story
Most Popular What Happens When You Hire a Loft Conversion Specialist?
A local expert will make the most of every inch and keep the planning and build process running like clockwork
Full Story
Most Popular My Room: Clever DIY Hacks Were Key to Creating a Chic Living Room
Before and after photos show how an interior designer and blogger totally transformed his living room on a budget
Full Story