How to integrate the kitchen and dining room without sacrificing good taste

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The concept of open spaces and the meeting of two environments such as the kitchen and the dining room is a topic that must be treated with care to avoid sacrificing good taste. And yes, it’s very fashionable and seems an easy decision, but we have news for you: it’s not that simple.

 

Why? Well, because joining two spaces with such different objectives and uses must be done cleverly, because otherwise, you’ll be creating a great “Frankenstein” in the house.

 

So, the first thing to know is that by combining kitchen and dining room you’ll be creating a space where you will be in permanent contact with your family and guests while cooking for them. If you don’t have a problem with that, and you love conversations around the stove, then this integration will bring a wonderful experience and a new air to the way you spend time at  home.

 

So, get ready to read about 4 incredible ideas to combine the kitchen with the dining room and create in your home a harmonious space with personality.

 

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4 ideas and one mission: a tasteful space

 

Something very important to consider is that you don’t need a large space to forge this union. Even in small apartments, the kitchen-dining room combination is a smart way to give it a modern and somewhat bohemian feel. So don’t worry, just follow these tips and you’ll see that you’ll be able to have the magazine-worthy open-space kitchen of your dreams.

 

#1. Common materials.

For the combination of the kitchen and the dining room to be perfect, both spaces must have common materials, textures, and colors. This will allow the division between the two to fade, and everything will be perceived as a unit.

 

#2. Erase the dividing lines.

Get rid of any division, even if it’s a half wall, to allow the space to blend. However, if you like, you can create an imaginary line that integrates and divides them at the same time, using a table or island that says: Hello! to both the kitchen and the dining room depending on the side where it is placed.

 

#3. Unleash your creativity, without overdoing it.

Although one of the basic principles to achieve the perfect union between the dining room and kitchen are the elements in common, that doesn’t mean there can’t be a touch of creativity. So let yourself go, without overdoing it, especially if your space is small. Lamps, accessories, plants, pictures, colors. Just imagine the kind of atmosphere you want to create in this new space in your home.

 

#4. Choose quiet appliances.

Yes, not everything is a walk in the park when you want to join the kitchen and the dining room. There are always those little details in the middle that make us hesitate, such as noise. And we know that noise appears precisely when you cook, when the refrigerator, the dishwasher, or the kitchen extractor hood emits sounds that could interrupt the harmony that we want to create.

 

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But don’t worry, there is a solution: choose efficient and quiet appliances. Although this implies a bigger investment, as a general rule these types of high-end appliances have elegant and sober designs, which will also add personality to the design you want to create in this space, so you will get two benefits (three if you count durability) for the price of one.

 

As we said at the beginning, joining the dining room and the kitchen is not as simple as it seems, but with some advice (from an architect or interior designer) and these tips, you can afford that luxury without sacrificing good taste. (See Tell us the type of kitchen you have, and we’ll tell you how to make it comfortable and functional).

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