Good Questions: Making More of This Awkward Space?

Good Questions: Making More of This Awkward Space?

Aaron Able
Dec 19, 2008

Hi Apartment Therapy, We rent the top floor of an old house with a sloped ceiling kitchen with 2 extra rectangular nooks. I'm really struggling with how to layout the space and pull it together. My fiance's sick of our current starving student level of style, and I have to agree! I'm hoping to surprise him by re-doing the kitchen as a holiday gift this year. I wonder whether having a circular table might help improve the use of space rather than our 2 rectangular awkwardly placed ones but I'm not really sure. I'm a graduate student so I am hoping to do this all on a budget, but any ideas would be really incredibly appreciated! - emma

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This is a tough one — but you've basically have a clean slate. We should suggest looking at similar sloped-ceiling rooms like those in the Monkey Cottage. A few area rugs to define the dining area would help a lot. And although it is difficult with the tiles, you'll need something on the straight walls. Anyone else?

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