A open kitchen with living room already enjoys a quarter of German households and the rest is already dreaming about it. This type of interior is modern, the room looks more spacious, gives you a better overview and makes you feel better. After all, it’s all about well-being, everything else remains a purely technical thing. Despite the superlatives, however, some pros and cons are to be considered.
Open kitchen with living room – make optimal use of space and feel good
The pragmatic question of what the odor is when cooking is always critical. Daily cooking, even under the extractor leaves odors after food and spices. When eating you can see the still dirty work surfaces in the kitchen, the dishes and the used tools are lying around. One stands in the dichotomy whether one should immediately take care of the order or push the tidying up to the next morning.
Open kitchen with living room – Two areas in one room
However, there are only a few advantages and this is the aesthetic, visual factor. An open design for living room And kitchen design is more communicative and friendly. You can arrange cooking evenings with friends and chat with them while preparing for the meal. The whole cooking-living area looks particularly generous if the same floor covering is chosen for the entire room.
Industrial design with open kitchen, dining and living area
A cooking island or a kitchen counter can still visually separate the rooms and will not harm the casual ambience. An open kitchen design saves traffic area and uses it as a living space. The kitchen area is described by about one third of Germans as their favorite room. Therefore, a qualitative institution in this area is particularly important and also the reason that you want to invest more money in it.
Loft apartment in gray tones and colored upholstered furniture
An open kitchen design can be chosen for any interior style. Whether you are planning a traditional country kitchen or a modern interior as in this example. The white, minimalist kitchen cabinets are set in an industrial-style concrete-look room with adjoining dining area and a small seating area by a fireplace.
Spacious living room with kitchen and dining table
A kitchen island can represent a room divider between the open kitchen area and the rest of the living space. However, in the kitchen equipment an island like to miss. This saves valuable space in some cases. Instead, you can use the area for the dining table or just leave it alone. A dining area also decorates the room in this example and adapts in color to the modern cabinets.
One room, several areas, harmonious atmosphere
In a similar way, this open living space was designed. A support pillar on the wall is used here to visually separate the kitchen and seating area, while the dining area occupies the area in between. The decor is bright and friendly and uses some elements that are typical of the Scandinavian style.
Modern design – kitchen counter in the living room
Also, colors, respectively, color contrasts are suitable for dividing an open space into areas. The living room design above uses light and dark colors. The dark gray floor adorns the entire room, while dark wood was used for the lounge, and more specifically for the wall unit. The kitchen counter is again made of white marble. To create a connection, marble was also used in the seating area for the fireplace.
Simple in white with colorful accents
In the Mediterranean style
Very modern or simply timeless
If you like designs and motifs, you will like this example
Very simple in two colors and with angular shapes
Put colored accents through pictures and home textiles
Proper lighting plays an essential role when two areas should work together
Simple, modern and functional