In some spaces, like the front lounge room, it was a question of adapting what we inherited from the building’s past iteration as the shopfront for the family’s health food business.
Turning the shop shelving into a library, and removing the counter, was the key to making the front room work. I made minimal changes to the cabinetry, but removed some shelves and the shop fridge, painted the void black and installed some houseplants in to create a three-dimensional green wall effect. I also moved the TV so it wasn’t the first thing people see as they walk into the room, and gave it the black wall treatment.
From a council perspective, I had to make sure this room also featured an office space, so the desk and chair provide the necessary workplace functionality.
The kitchen had three access points which meant that the occupants had to walk through it to access all other areas within the home. I used the narrow island bench to literally direct people through the kitchen, and put the fridge – a high traffic area – on the periphery to give people space to congregate.
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