THE FIVE GREAT SPACES THAT EVERY HOME DESERVES
In over four decades working with people in Greater Hartford and the Farmington Valley to make their good homes better we’ve come to recognize five recurring themes in that work. Let’s call them “Great Spaces.” In so many homes some or all of these spaces just aren’t working.
1. An inviting and accommodating entry that welcomes everyone
Space to meet and greet guests, for family to come and go with functional accommodation for all the things we need to drop off, then pick up again on the way back out. Explore "Inviting Entries."
2. A kitchen oriented social hub with adjacent spaces to eat and gather
A workshop kitchen with folks nearby but not in the way, open to a dining table and from there to cozy furniture that invites you to relax and visit. Explore "Kitchen Social Hubs."
3. Outdoor rooms that connect with central indoor activity areas
It should be as easy and inviting to live outdoors and step into these "outdoor rooms" as it is to travel from the dining to the living room. It's about indoors flowing outdoors both visually and physically. Explore "Outdoor Rooms"
4. A Master Suite retreat that begins and ends your day in solitude
You deserve a sanctuary that accommodates a cozy bedroom, an ample closet and dressing space, and a bathroom your happy to spend time in. A space to unwind and renew. Explore "Master Suites"
5. Spaces that nurture the interests of every household member
Some seek a quiet retreat. Others desire an open playspace for friends. It could be a place to craft or create. It's nice to have room to exercise or meditate. These places encourage everyone to find a space for themselves. Explore "Personal Spaces"
THESE PORTFOLIOS REVEAL THE POSSIBILITIES IN EACH GREAT SPACE
Explore the possibilities. Which spaces are working well in your home? And which aren’t? Each Great Spaces Portfolio page is devoted to one of these domains. Images from our projects reveal the possibilities. Click to enlarge images that interest you.