The kitchens open to the living room lead the top of the reforms. But how can both spaces be separated while respecting their identity? Here are some examples.
1. WITH THE DINING ROOM IN THE MIDDLE.
Eliminating partitions and creating open spaces is the dream reform of many houses to gain space and light. Are the kitchens open to the living room is the most demanded project for interior designers but are you worried about how to make one room independent of another? In this distribution, the dining room has been used as a separating element from the kitchen, located on one front, and the living room. The sofa, placed with its back to it, delimits each space better.
2. CREATE A GLAZED ENCLOSURE.
Here, in addition to interposing the dining room between the kitchen and the living room, the degree of separation has been reinforced with a glazed enclosure formed by fixed panels and a sliding door. Thanks to this, it allowed you to open or close the kitchen at your whim, or what is the same, integrate or separate. Sofas, by A temporal. Crisis coffee tables and side tables. Table lamp, from Other Lamps and carpet.
3. HALF PARTITIONS WITH OPENINGS.
If you do not like extreme decisions, in this open kitchen you have chosen a middle ground: a small partition that separates it from the living room and, at the same time, integrates it into the dining room thanks to its large openings without glass, by way of serving hatch. A functional and comfortable idea, don’t you think?
4. A PANEL OF WOODEN SLATS
There is an intermediate solution between an open door and a closed window, and this is the one adopted here: wooden slats have been placed in front of the sink. These hint at what is happening on the other side and facilitate communication without having to raise your voice. A great way to monitor children when they are in the classroom!
5. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE LOAD-BEARING WALL.
Your illusion of having a fully open kitchen has been truncated in the reform when you have been told that there is a load pillar that you cannot remove. In that case, take advantage of it and use it to separate the kitchen from the living room. Here it has been integrated by painting it white like the rest of the walls. And the truth, it has been wonderful. Do you want to know other solutions to integrate columns?
6. A MINI PARTITION IS THE SOLUTION.
And what happens when the kitchen is neither in front nor behind the living room but in a straight line with it? In this case, it is best to lift a small partition that measures just the width of the kitchen. So while you are sitting on the sofa, it will be half hidden by him. You can also create different spaces by placing a carpet in the living room.
7. BEAMS THAT HELP.
The attic spaces have a lot of charm although they are difficult when it comes to their distribution, or not! Here, the open kitchen occupies a whole front, which leaves enough meters to place the office next to it. The presence of the beams is providential because they have been used to place the living room just behind. Kitchen furniture and dining table by Era Carroll. Siltstone countertop. West wing chairs and ceiling lamp.
8. WITH A SLIDING DOOR.
There are kitchens with complicated layouts like this one in a Z shape that connects to the dining room and living room. Do you want to know how the environments have been separated (or integrated)? In the part of the kitchen that leads to the dining room, a sliding door has been installed that connects or separates each space, depending on whether it remains open or closed. Bet on opaque doors, with full or half windows like here, depending on the privacy you want (and the natural light in the kitchen). And in the living room, how have they solved it?
9. A GLAZED WALL.
Here it is. If you look at this image it is a different shot from the previous example that shows how they have managed to separate the kitchen from the living room. Instead of a sliding door, they have opted for a glass partition, like a fish tank, that runs throughout the L-shaped sofa. The windows, being sliding, allow you to interact if they are open or keep privacy at bay ( or cooking odors) if they remain closed.
10. FRAMED WINDOWS.
This kitchen has also been separated from the living room by a glazed structure but this one is different. Divided into squares, it gives it an elegant presence. Don’t you think? It does not matter if the sash windows remain open or closed, in any case, the objective is to gain light. And here it has been achieved!
11. WITH COLUMN OF MIRRORS AND SEATS.
In this project by decorator Mireia, the kitchen shares space with the living room and dining room. To visually separate them, she has used different resources: a column of mirrors delimits the kitchen from the dining room, while armchairs separate it from the living room. Kitchen furniture, decorator design.
12. A FEW STEPS AND YOU’LL BE ON ANOTHER LEVEL.
See what a good idea to separate two environments: this kitchen with office has managed to get away from the living room thanks to three steps that leave it on a lower level. The dining room bench and the living room sofa turn their backs to each other, as if they wanted to ignore what happens in each space.
13. WITH AN OPENING AND A PASSAGE AREA.
Neither folding nor sliding doors, a wide opening separates this open kitchen from the living room, enough for the independence of the spaces. A good solution for low-light kitchens that thus benefit from the clarity that enters the living room. Meanwhile, a passage area faces the dining room, against the wall, of the living room located on the other side.
14. UP THE GLASS PARTITIONS!
By now you have surely realized that changing the doors for these panels, reminiscent of old factories, is the best. Here they have been combined with a low partition that serves as a dividing line between the kitchen and the living room, which gives it a very pleasant industrial touch. Sofa, by Palma. Wicker lamps and t stools, from Let’s Pause.
15. THE FLOOR MAKES THE DIFFERENCE.
Are there more solutions to limit an open kitchen in the living room? Yes. Paint the walls of each space in different colors, cover one of them with wallpaper or use different coatings, as has been done here. In the kitchen, a hydraulic floor has been chosen that visually separates it from the wood-paneled living room. An original way of saying here we have come! The dining room, being in the middle, has the privilege of belonging to both spaces.
16. A BREAKFAST BAR AS A BORDER.
A relaxed breakfast bar with stools gracefully separates this open kitchen from the living room. The sofa is in the background thanks to the bookshelf that finishes off the bar and that in turn delimits the corridor. One more proof of how the furniture serves to zone spaces.