Today we are going to show you ideas of kitchens open to living room and the dining room. When you have a very large space or a very small one, the best option for which one can opt is to include everything in it. In this way in the living room you will have a kitchen and in the kitchen a dining room without having to open and close doors or shout for everyone to come to eat.
Design kitchens open to the living room in a minimalist style
Lately it is very common to have the kitchen and living room in the same room but to ensure that the two areas have the same design we will give you some style advice to furnish the two spaces with continuity but keeping the areas separate. There are many ideas for furnishing and decorating a kitchen or living room, but often in the details is where you may feel insecure. Many questions arise when talking about a kitchen and a living room together.
Design kitchen and living room in one with touches of red
When we talk about open spaces you have to try to decorate the area as if it were a unique space, without thinking that on one side is the dining room, on the other the sofa and armchairs and even the kitchen. Everything must be well integrated. The color of the walls will have to be similar, it is not necessary to use the same color for all the walls until we can say that it is better to use two or more colors. Choose a tone not too intense, so it does not bother the view.
Very spacious kitchen and dining room in one
Use a color and its light and dark tones for furniture and walls. To ensure that the space is in perfect harmony chooses kitchen furniture that have the same finishes as the living room. To divide the spaces you can use a kitchen island that will also be very comfortable.
Kitchen open to the living room and beautiful view from the balcony
The design method, where several rooms are combined into one, is no longer a novelty. Many times we have shown you designs like this. The main advantage of this method is to increase the spaces of the plant.
Kitchen with bar open to the living room
For example, if the size of the kitchen or living room is not conducive and comfortable to spend time in them, removing the walls that separate them will help you gain a few additional meters, with the combination of these rooms. However, a design kitchens living rooms and dining rooms in one, looks very elegant and modern, as long as the arrangement and decoration are well done.
Kitchen design with island with marble countertop to separate the space
Advantages and disadvantages of a kitchen design with combined living room. As already noted, the living room and the kitchen are often combined in order to expand the space. Removing the wall between the two rooms, will automatically gain a few additional square meters, which can be used to place furniture, appliances and solve design problems.
Kitchen designs open to the living room and the dining room with a separation thanks to the different levels
But apart from that, a living room and kitchen give some other benefits. Being in a room, you can prepare food and simultaneously communicate with guests or family members. In addition, the additional space will allow you to create a separate area to eat, making the usual meal more comfortable and cozy.
Kitchen dining room and living room with small sofa
However, apart from the advantages this method has its drawbacks. First of all, it is inevitable not to think about cooking scents, which will spread to the living room. Secondly, the person who is in the living room, while in the kitchen is preparing dinner has no other to withstand the sounds emitted by household appliances.
Black kitchen white dining furniture and gray sofa
Third, if you are not satisfied with the design combination it is very difficult to maintain the functionality of each room. But, luckily, despite the most significant flaws with the design kitchens and living rooms that share space that we show you and the advice that follows, can be eliminated or at least reduced to a minimum.
White furniture in the kitchen, dining room and living room
First, you have to choose a powerful hood and ventilation system. Of course, no bell is able to eliminate the smell of the kitchen completely, but if you are not going to cook too complex and specific dishes, you will not notice this deficiency. Eliminating the discomfort of the appliances you can hear can be done by selecting quieter equipment.
Kitchen and living room in a large space
To maintain the functional purpose of each room, the correct zoning will help. The right methods of zoning. The most common method of zoning the kitchen and living room is with the use of different materials for finishing the floor, wall or ceiling.
Concrete island in the kitchen open to the living room
For example, the kitchen floor can be covered with tiles or laminate, and the floor of the living room with parquet or carpet. The walls of the kitchen area, can be arranged with the most suitable materials that are tiles and plastic panels while in the living room it is quite acceptable to use wallpaper or paint.
Matching white sofa with kitchen furniture
You can visually divide the area with the help of different colors. But, since the living room and the kitchen must maintain the same style, it is better not to use radically different colors. The greatest harmony will be seen if you choose colors from the same palette but with different tones.
Kitchen open to living room with wooden island
Interesting zoning options can be achieved through the correct arrangement of furniture. Finally, to create continuity and even play with functionality, you can decorate your kitchen with shelves that have something in common with the rest of the dining room furniture. Now we let you get inspired by reviewing our design ideas for kitchens, living rooms and dining room sharing the same space.
Stone wall in the kitchen open to the living room
Combination of beige and yellow in the kitchen open to the living room
Kitchen open to the dining room and the living room designed by Imbue Design