If I ever have a house with a sunken kitchen or living room. This is a better way to break it up than just a railing.
split level partition with possible bar counter in kitchen
Split level kitchen- homework area at top of stairs, day bed/reading nook with lots of pillows in front of window wall
Split level kitchen & living area
small kitchen with smart stairwell shelving - no upper cabinets (visible, anyway)
Sea and Mountain Cabins Part02 by Milan Stevanovic, via Behance
A new take on the Sunken Living Area. While open to the Kitchen area, the drop in elevation gives the room a separate feel while still being connected. This room is at the back of the home and opens out onto the deck.
We finally got ride of the typical split level entry way railing and replaced it with a book case for storage- love it!!
Love the sunken living room just off the kitchen.
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