When I designed our new home I knew I wanted something between the dining room and kitchen that resembled what I had in my house while I was growing up. It was an old craftsman home that looked something like this….
I found this picture….sorry, I don’t remember where…but I love everything about this. It gives me the feel of my childhood home, but it’s more me.
Now that I have a clear vision of what I want, I need to figure out just how high the half walls should be. Should they be the same as the kitchen cabinets? Lower than the cabinets or higher?
So after the contractors packed up for the day Mr. Amazing and I headed over to the building site to get a good visual.
This was our first attempt….see the sawhorses and the carefully placed 2×4 to represent the post that will go up….Having a hard time imagining it all? Yep me too…So yes I asked Mr. Amazing to move a bunch of cement blocks for me….
So much easier to imagine! We finally agreed on 42 inches high…high enough to help block the view of the kitchen but not too high to block the view looking out of the kitchen.
Now I need to decide what the wall will look like on the kitchen side of the half walls. Do I want open shelves like this?
Or do I put glass doors on resembling my childhood memory?
Remember this is how it will look from the dining room looking towards the kitchen…
Once again, I would really love to hear your opinions….open shelves in the kitchen or glass doors?