The Cool Mom Burbs
Living Room and Dining Room
Problems to Address
This home was screaming for more storage and more function. There wasn’t enough seating for everyone to hangout, eat, work, and do homework. The living space needed to be adaptable to many different needs — family time, play time, parties, and work from home. With two kids in the house, an easy space to clean was an absolute must. And the fireplace in the living room had been all but forgotten about against the plain white wall off to the side. Luckily, this mom has a super handy family, ready and on a mission to make their home easier to use.
The new Cool Mom Burbs design provides a flexible space where everyone has a place to sit and relax daily, but can also be easily reconfigured for larger gatherings with plenty of seating and spaces to lay out food. Paint and shelving bring the fireplace back to life, create a new focal point for the room away from the tv, and provide some much-needed storage. A new office space in the previously unused bay window takes work-from-home clutter away from the dining room and creates more seating for parties. The flow of the room makes for easy access to the backyard and pool as well as super easy to clean. And the classic furniture means this family can create statements without worrying about going out of style.