It’s very common now for people to ask us for kitchen and dining room ideas as trends move towards open living areas. This is where the kitchen diner comes into its own as it allows the homeowner to cook, eat and socialise in one comfortable space. Here, we’re going to take a look at some interior design ideas to inspire you and help you plan your perfect kitchen.
Think about using a palette of materials and/or colours across the entire space so that your areas blend into one another as much as possible. This can be achieved by simply mirroring accent colours, for example, the work top could match the colour of your seats to tie everything in.
Everyone knows how important space is in the kitchen so help yourself by installing shelving to keep your ingredients, gadgets and appliances in check. Shelving is quite popular at the moment, and it’s got a nice design aesthetic to it that is proving to be popular in modern kitchen design.
Is space at a premium in your kitchen diner? If so, you might want to consider a kitchen bar-cum-food counter as it’ll address two needs at the same time. You have an extra surface area to prepare your food and it makes a swift transition between cooking and eating because you can just pull up a stool and dine away.
An island can be used as a practical feature of your kitchen, in addition to being a centrepiece, if it includes an integrated worktop and sink. Another way to place an island wisely in the kitchen is to insert a triangular shape that helps to divide the areas between cooking and relaxing.
Separate flooring to zone off the different areas can work very nicely if you make the area where the two surfaces join look cohesive. This is easier said than done and can be helped along by additional features such as a partial wall divide or by varying the height of floors.
It’s true, there are lots of design features you could incorporate into your kitchen diner and everyone’s spaces are so different that what works for one house might not for another. If you think you could do with help and advice for amalgamating your and dining room, get in touch with us to arrange a free consultation.
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