Living Space With Room to Entertain – Our New Favorite 800-Square-Foot Cottage That You Can Have Too – Southernliving. Inside, he knew the bedrooms and baths had to be a certain size, so he got creative with compromise in the living room, dining room, and kitchen. You immediately start asking what can overlap, Ingram says. In this case, an open space allows the living, dining, and cooking areas to flow seamlessly into one another. All interior walls are shiplap, painted the same white (Benja