We ripped out an old water damaged cabinet from here and are now tossing up options for this space. Do we put another cabinet in with usable storage on either side? Do we leave it completely open? Do we screen it somehow?
I'm guessing the centre pole is load bearing ?
I also assume the right hand area , and the lower area are both lounge areas ?
I'd be tempted to remove the column and 'square' the step-down if that was possible , but that would need the dining area re-tiling then , which definitely adds to the budget .
A more cost effective option would be keep everything as it is , concrete and tile the 'round' step , and do either a low or full wall on the right -- even a planter . That would make the higher area a 'snug' , the lower a fuller lounge . The wall/planter could be natural wood or plastered or whatever -- if you want to display items , some shelves would be handy . If you really need storage ( personally , I'm reluctant to 'hide and store' items in a lounge ) I guess you could still , but I wouldn't try and hide anything .
Yep all poles are structural. We are thinking of adding extra Caesar next to the fridge with maybe a half wall and breezeblock top so the air still flows through. With the door way next it (there originally was a half wall here).
The floor is getting raised on platform to meet kitchen/tiled area with floating over the top of everything. The curved step is getting squared off. It's just where the cabinet was we aren't sure of. We were thinking another cabinet with low cupboards with shelving on top. Our couch sits in front of cabinet though as TV is further infront.
The upper area is a bit of a random space as we don't have our dining in there (it is in the kitchen). This area was previously a play space for kids.
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