In recent years more and more kitchens combined with dining rooms. This solves the layout problem and expand the space and create an interior for family meals and gatherings with friends.
We asked the designer Elena Krylov about what are the advantages of this solution, and when you can, and when it is impossible to combine these premises.
The advantages of the enterprises
Unity kitchen and dining room will visually expand the space. Besides the hostess will be able to easily join the process of cooking and socializing with family or small children.
Moreover, the combined space gives more options for placement of additional items of furniture, household appliances, accessories that simply does not fit in the kitchen.
By the way, the Union will give you the opportunity to save on finishing materials.
And, most importantly, Objedinenie kitchen and dining room will make the room a centre of reception and will provide an opportunity to spend evenings and weekends with a big family.
It is important to remember! In apartments with gas stove combining the kitchen and dining impossible! The premises must share a tight-fitting door to prevent entry of gas to the dwelling leaking.
How the right zoning
If the kitchen and dining room combined, them, however, is to zone, at least visually, to delineate zones of cooking and eating.
This can be done in several ways.
- First, with the help of colours, finishing materials, lighting solutions.
- Second, architectural elements, podiums, columns, tiered ceilings.
- Third, furniture — couches, kitchen Islands, bar counters.
Another important rule: if the kitchen and dining room combines a load bearing wall, to demolish it. You can make it a window or a door, but it is sure to enhance the design. This redevelopment must be agreed with BTI!
If the wall is not load bearing, harmonization of redevelopment is required anyway, but to remove it completely.
Thank you for advice and illustration of an interior designer Elena Krylov.