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Laneway homes don't offer much in terms of square footage, but designer Rebecca Foster made the most of this space.
This North Vancouver laneway home was too small for a dining table, so Rebecca Foster, director of design at Welton Design Group, and the builders at Revel Built Inc. decided to think big: with the kitchen island, that is. “We created an oversized island and incorporated seating on the side, so the homeowners are able to sit as a family,” says Foster.
The island, which is nearly 11 feet long, has a built-in banquette, plus room to pull up bar seating and a high chair, allowing it to pull triple duty as a dining surface, food prep area and storage solution.
To prevent the space from feeling too boxed-in, the designer opted for open shelving on the upper cabinetry. “We positioned that bottom shelf very strategically—it’s two inches above eye-height for the tallest person in the home,” Foster explains. “It lightens up the room, and doesn’t distract from views of the beautiful backyard.”
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