Having a kitchen integrated into the dining room is a different and very practical way to save space in any home. Gone are the days when it was almost mandatory to have a specific room for the kitchen. Thanks to the evolution of interior design, these two rooms can be merged, obtaining as a result, a large space to share.
A very frequent option of this model, we find it in the beach apartments, which usually have little footage and therefore, have integrated kitchen to the dining room, also called “open kitchen”.
The kitchen is, par excellence, the meeting space and the greatest concentration of people when we are in the house. Therefore, it must be spacious and fulfill its specific function.
Although the kitchen integrated into the dining room is optional, it is good to think of it as a useful tool if you want to transform your house or apartment.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE KITCHEN INTEGRATED INTO THE DINING ROOM
One of the main advantages of having the kitchen space open to the dining room, lies essentially in a visual effect of breadth. The houses or apartments that choose to have this distribution, look much bigger in comparison to the houses that have the two spaces separately.
The decoration of the kitchen, to integrate it into the dining room, should not be limited to a specific decorative style. It can be minimalist, classic, ecological and even vintage.
The kitchens integrated into the dining room and the living room have gained a large following.
In terms of interior design, the kitchen is no longer found as an isolated place, but rather the opposite. The new tendencies, are directed towards integrated kitchens to the dining room, extending the social atmosphere that is created in this one and the style, to the kitchen, without mattering that these are small.
This allows, among other things, having a large space in the kitchen and in turn, integrating the area of the room to make it more comfortable to receive visits, or plan large family meals.
Now, the style of the kitchen (minimalist, classic, vintage) must be able to be integrated to the style that the dining room has, since it should not happen that a room obeys a style, and another area, it looks completely different.
How to integrate the kitchen to the dining room?
We present several ideas that can work for you
Separate both environments through a kitchen bar. In this way, both spaces are integrated into one, but well defined. In addition, a kitchen bar is a very versatile and functional element, which will bring style.
If you are not convinced by the option of a kitchen bar, you can try to lengthen the countertop (or counter) in the form of ele (L). In this way, in addition to defining both spaces that are united, you gain storage space thanks to the drawers or holes that the lower part of the worktop gives us.
Another idea that we can give you is to have an island kitchen, which consists of a model in which the burners are contained in a compact piece of furniture that resembles an island, because it is alone in the middle of the kitchen. In this way, the kitchen is cleared and the work area becomes more comfortable, while we separate the kitchen from the living room, but keeping the fluidity of an open space.