Advice and selection to create an open kitchen

kitchen open to living room IKEA

The open or semi-open kitchen on the living room is ideal for sharing a friendly moment while preparing the meal. The dishes are cooked in a relaxed atmosphere, between two chats with his guests or family. What facilities for a semi-open kitchen or open on the living room type kitchen?

Here is to begin our selection of open kitchen models among the innovations of renowned kitchen designers:

 

  • Open kitchen with mobile island – Ikea
  • A kitchen opened on the living room by a bar

 

To bring a touch of originality to the interior decor, opt for a bar imitating a large table is possible. This installation will separate the living room from the kitchen while highlighting it. The bar should be installed at the standard height of a dining table to become a dining area.

 

  • White and beige invite themselves in a kitchen open to the living room

 

For the decoration and layout of an American kitchen, walls, a work plan and a ceiling in white are recommended. To complete the picture, a beige corner sofa will find its place perpendicular to the work plan. The floor is chosen in polished concrete to give elegance to the living room and the kitchen together.

 

  • Some lighting ideas

 

Luminaries are at the top of the list of essential elements of decoration. Design suspensions placed above the dining table will bring charm to the interior of the house. Recessed spotlights will be used to illuminate the work plan of the open kitchen, and for the living room, a floor lamp.

 

Cuisine Schmidt Arcos
Cuisine But Ligne
Cuisine Lapeyre
Cuisine But Carla
Cuisine Mobalpa Fabrik
Cuisine Darty La Rio
Cuisine But Amina
Cuisine Lapeyre
Cuisine Leicht Bondi Classic
Cuisine Lapeyre
Cuisine Bulthaup
Cuisine But Emma
Cuisine Leicht
Cuisine But Bess Acier
Cuisine Lapeyre
Cuisine But Rocka
Cuisine Lapeyre
Cuisine But Saga
Cuisine Mobalpa Black
Cuisine Lapeyre
Cuisine Mobalpa Tallys
Cuisine Bulthaup
Cuisine But Rocka
Cuisine Lapeyre
Cuisine Mobalpa Arabesque
Cuisine Cuisinella
Cuisine Lapeyre
Cuisine Mobalpa Isis

Why adopt an open or semi-open kitchen?

The semi-open kitchen on the living room is becoming more and more trendy. These two rooms being real living spaces, why not combine them? The main advantages of this development are a gain of conviviality in the house and a visual magnification effect . It is thus easier to discuss with the guests who relax in the living room while preparing the meal. The semi-open kitchen on the living room also structures the space. She has the gift of separating the area dedicated to the kitchen from the lounge area without really partitioning. Convenient, this configuration allows you to share the light between the kitchen and the living room, reducing the energy cost . His little plus? Extra storage for the kitchen .

The fully open kitchen on the living room allows you to gain more space and modernize the decor. By removing the partition, the architecture is redrawn and circulation in the rooms is simplified . In the interest of comfort, it is necessary as much as possible to limit the noise and the odors coming from the kitchen. To do this, quiet appliances and a hood of good quality are preferred.

How to build a semi-open kitchen on the living room?

Lighting, style and measurement are among the criteria to consider when setting up a semi-open kitchen on the living room. Here are some ideas for a successful landscaping and conviviality:

  • The low wall, appreciated for its conviviality

The kitchen area and the sitting area are discreetly delimited by a wall of color shimmering like white. This arrangement is particularly suitable for pastel decor. As for the height, it must be sufficient to hide the kitchen space.

  • A bay window or a sliding door to separate the kitchen from the living room

A kitchen can be semi-open on the living room thanks to a glass door. The bay window fits in a Scandinavian style decoration. The kitchen thus preserves its independence without ever lacking light. It is possible to repaint the walls and the floor covering in white. Modern, aesthetic and functional, the sliding doors are also a means of separation without partitioning.

  • A bar and a mini canopy

This double solution finds its place in a large house, but also inside a narrow dwelling. The kitchen opens onto the living room with a mini canopy and in its extension, a bar. A few stools can equip the bar, on the side of the living room, to create a dining area as trendy as functional. The structure of the metal canopy is suitable for an industrial, vintage, chic or design style room. Modular canopies are ideal for communicating easily with guests. It also allows to pass the dishes without going around the bar.

  • The semi-open kitchen without door

This alternative is perfect for the most reluctant to a fully open kitchen on the living room. Instead of cutting down the partition between the two communicating rooms, the door is removed. The opening is then enlarged to optimize lighting and moving from one room to another. The partition between the living room and the kitchen can be equipped with a hatch and accommodate built-in shelves.

  • A semi-open kitchen evolving in a cube

To create a kitchen half open on the living room , each area can be delimited by a cube. Thanks to the bar and canopies placed on two opposite sides of the cube, the kitchen is not completely separated from the living room and benefits from the lighting of this room.

Kitchen open to the living room: some ideas of development

The layout of a kitchen overlooking the living room is conditioned by the available space and interior decoration.

  • The block layout

This type of layout is practical in a studio where the bedroom, living room and kitchen are combined in a single room. To compensate for the lack of space, aligning storage and appliances is an option. Concealed behind identical doors, they will blend into the decor and will not clutter the living room.

  • The central island for a design touch

In large spaces, the central island is effective to improve the flow of traffic between the kitchen and the living room. A large living room is created, facilitating exchanges between parents and children, host and guest. On the material side, wood for storage drawers and marble for the worktop are preferred. The seating of the living room is oriented back to the kitchen or on the contrary, on the stove side. In a small apartment, it is possible to build a central island with wheels.

mobile central island - IkeaOpen kitchen with mobile island – Ikea

  • A kitchen opened on the living room by a bar

To bring a touch of originality to the interior decor, opt for a bar imitating a large table is possible. This installation will separate the living room from the kitchen while highlighting it. The bar should be installed at the standard height of a dining table to become a dining area.

  • White and beige invite themselves in a kitchen open to the living room

For the decoration and layout of an American kitchen , walls, a work plan and a ceiling in white are recommended. To complete the picture, a beige corner sofa will find its place perpendicular to the work plan. The floor is chosen in polished concrete to give elegance to the living room and the kitchen together.

  • Some lighting ideas

Luminaries are at the top of the list of essential elements of decoration. Design suspensions placed above the dining table will bring charm to the interior of the house. Recessed spotlights will be used to illuminate the work plan of the open kitchen, and for the living room, a floor lamp.