one of the key elements in today’s homes isflexibility – both flexibility in design and flexibility in the way a space can be used. this remodeled loft condominium is a goodexample of how that can pan out. it’s designed by interior designer tom stringerto be flexible in its use — as an apartment for corporate guests … a retreat for meetings… and an entertainment space. stringer’s design of the kitchen shows howyou can create something that’s cost-effective, without sacrificing good design. the gloss finished cabinets come from ikeaand have been teamed with white quartz and recycled glass countertops … metallic mirrorglass tiles on the backsplash … and stainless
steel shelving. because the space is multiuse, the clientwanted to be able to screen off the kitchen, yet not completely close it off. stringer’s solution was the sheer drape thatcan be pulled across all or part of the island – muting the activity behind …while stillallowing light through. even the dining table contributes to the flexibilityof the design. on a simple level, it also doubles as a meeting table — video conferencingfacilities are stored in the console below the television. but when work is over, it converts to a pooltable – using gas struts in the legs to easily
raise and lower the top to the required height. and the room now converts to an entertainmentspace.