Home 2.0 Blog Archive

Monday, February 29, 2016


The Heart of the Home

Whenever I design a home, one of the first things I focus on is the kitchen and its relationship to the living and dining areas. I am a big believer that it is critical from a social standpoint for the kitchen to have a direct connection to these spaces so that the person preparing a meal or cleaning up afterwards is always able to engage with others in the main living and dining spaces (kitchen counter seating is a nice bonus too). This is something that many older homes in Cincinnati's walkable urban neighborhoods like Pleasant Ridge and Oakley lack, which emphasizes the demand for more Starter Home 2.0 projects in these areas. Below are a couple perspectives from the kitchens of the SH2.0 Pleasant Ridge and Oakley houses that illustrate their immediate relationship to the living and dining areas.