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One of the main objectives was creating an open space where their kids could have their friends over and hang out.
Knight opened up the former living room to the kitchen and a new breakfast area, which you see part of in the foreground.
"This California Gold slate tile, with its browns, grays and golds, is the best tile in the world for hiding dirt in a mudroom," she says.
Built-in cubbies, hooks and baskets give everyone room to store coats, shoes, hats, gloves and sports equipment.
AFTER: Knight designed this dining area in a small new addition to serve as a breakfast room (the columns mark where the exterior wall with the large window is in the previous picture.) However, it didn't take long for the family to turn it into their only formal dining area.
"They realized they liked to gather here for all occasions while the kids hung out in the family room," she says.
They turned the intended formal dining room, on the other side of the media wall, into a quiet sitting room."The couple realized that when the TV was on, they needed a separate room on the first floor where they could escape it," she says.
"Small-space expert Sarah Susanka says you need a quiet room on a first floor with an open plan, and she's right." Knight finds that many clients are opting for libraries in lieu of traditional formal dining rooms these days.
The hardworking room has openings to the garage, the main house and a walk-in closet.By 1946, the demand for new housing had been growing for years. All of the "strategic" materials needed to build housing went to war with our armed forces and built barracks, airfields and officer's clubs from Burma to Murmansk.The Great Depression of the 1930s depressed, among other things, home building. Housing starts plummeted 90%, from 937,000 in 1925 to barely 93,000 in 1933. In 1940 rents reached an all-time high, prompting the very first Federal Government rent controls. By the end of the war housing demand had been steadily outstripping supply for an entire generation.But, at the start of 1946 it was a bright new world.