Creating a classic Arts and Crafts built-in room divider is on our list of must-do renovations. The traditional design combines form and function to define two or more spaces elegantly. These dividers help to organize large spaces while maintaining an open floor plan and keeping rooms bright and airy. Most have square, tapered columns and storage, but new variations create the same effect.
Does your home have a space well suited for a built-in room divider? Take a look at these ideas and see if one sparks inspiration.
Standard trims with simple profiles and square columns create this built-in room divider.
Innovative Construction Inc.
Interior tapered columns with dentil detailing top 30-inch bookcase cabinets.
In true Arts and Crafts form, these furnishings are made to fit the home, and the space's ornamentation consists of natural woodwork and room dividers.
Ventana Construction LLC
Instead of storage, this built-in room divider is composed of paneled wainscoting bases mimicked in the square, tapered columns.
Clawson Architects, LLC
Half walls with columns mark the boundary between the kitchen and the dining area, connecting the two visually while giving each a separate identity.
Blue Sky Building Company
The coffered ceiling in this family room coordinates with the room divider and its columns, creating visual harmony throughout the space.
A half wall with a column separates this family room and dining area. It defines each while still preserving an open floor plan.
This Green Lake-area residence in Seattle is the result of an extensive collaboration with the owners to recapture the architectural character of the 1920s and '30s Craftsman homes in the surrounding area. Preserving and honoring the built-in room divider was a must.
Floor-to-ceiling columns with flanking bookcases act as a transition between rooms with different ceiling heights.
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