Making Something Not Very Appealing into an Asset

In renovating this kitchen, the room was very small so I decided that I wanted to “double bank” the cabinets that opened to the living room. This way I could maximize the storage space. The idea was to use the cabinets on the “kitchen” side for everyday use and the ones facing the dining area for things that would be used mostly for entertaining.

In order to achieve this, the contractor had to extend the soffit in order to mount the cabinets. This created an awkward bump out that could not extend to the ceiling due to beams as you can see in the picture. In order to make this work, I decided to use it as an area to display decorative items and was pleased with the results. Often something unusual becomes an interesting element in a room.

Turning a liability into an asset