This week saw the arrival of my much anticipated Hampton Style Entertainment Wall Unit. Measuring in a 360cm (L) x 260cm (H) it was certainly going to be the main feature in the open plan kitchen-living space!
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The Original Layout
Our kitchen and living room was separated by a wall with only one small door and a little arch window between the two rooms. There was a few issues here the first and most annoying being that the only access to the backyard was through the living space. The kitchen and dining room felt dark and enclosed, this wall blocked natural light and in order to create the ultimate Hampton style kitchen/living room space we had to remove it. The wall removal was the only non-negotiable as the entire look & feel of the renovation hinged on opening up the space. Once removed the space instantly felt lighter and brighter and we were one step closer to my dream Hampton style home.
Next Steps in my Hampton Style Renovation
So once the wall had been removed we knew we had some more obstacles to face such as uneven floor levels, different colour floor tiles and exposed brick in one half of the newly created open plan kitchen/living space. We plastered the walls and we choose to pull up the original flooring throughout the whole house and install engineered hardwood flooring.
The Wall Unit Design Process
Because each of our Catherine wall units are unique we could design the unit to fit the space perfectly. We choose to fill almost the entire wall leaving only 20cm either side for access to electrical outlets. We kept the standard depth of 45cm as we didn't want to take up too much space in the living room and maximised the storage potential by making the unit 260cm high. Finally we made sure the unit would accommodate up to a 65 inch TV (when we eventually buy one) currently ours is 55 inches and we designed a shelf for the all important sound bar!!!
If you'd like to see how the unit was assembled in our home watch the video below:
Our library bookcases are all built using solid timber, hand-crafted using traditional methods and feature beautiful mouldings and painted in a superior satin white finish. You can call, visit or go online to find our more about these wall units. FIND OUT MORE.
Hamptons style has taken Australian interiors by storm in the last couple of years... Having moved from Ireland nearly 8 years ago we instantly fell in love with the fresh, airy palette of subtle colours, natural textures, relaxed beach-side vibes and ocean inspired greens and blues. We loved it so much we opened a Furniture & Homewares Store dedicated to bringing a little bit of the Hamptons to the Australian market!
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