Despite the tendency to completely unite the kitchen and the living room, creating a single space, many decide to put partitions between these rooms or simply zones. Our advice site decided to figure out when you need a partition between the kitchen and the living room, what it can be.
Let’s first highlight the reasons why the partition between the living room and the kitchen is a necessity:
- It prevents odors from spreading during cooking. No matter how powerful the hood is, it will still not be able to fully cope with the task of protecting the rest of the rooms of the house from aromas, for example, from fried fish. Therefore, the solid partition becomes an additional barrier;
- Gas kitchen. In this case, the standards of GOSTs, SNiPs, technical regulations come into force, according to which the kitchen must be separated from the rest of the premises by a door or partition;
- It is necessary to visually separate the recreation and cooking area; this is required by the design idea. Often, it is the partition that helps to make the interior logically complete;
- An exclusively decorative function, just for beauty, as the main, very original interior detail;
- An attempt to beat the supporting columns. Sometimes the dream of a complete unification of the living room and kitchen is simply broken on the supporting columns, the presence of which the owners could not even guess. As a result, you have to somehow beat the remaining openings, often with the help of partitions;
- Additional storage space. For example, a partition with cut-through shelves, niches where you can put dishes, a collection of souvenirs and other items. Or a wardrobe partition;
Now we list the types of partitions that can be used to separate the kitchen from the living room:
- Sliding partitions, to which the portal has dedicated a separate extensive article;
- Rack, decorative, not solid;
- Just thick enough curtains to the floor. An excellent option when you don’t want to start repairs or alterations, but you need to fence off the kitchen. By the way, Japanese curtains do a good job with the function of the partition, but you need to think about whether they will fit into the interior;
- Fully glass, metal frame. According to the designers, this is a very fashionable option, but the glass walls will have to be carefully looked after;
- Wooden with glass inserts. It turns out a lattice, which can be very different, the wood is often painted in the color of the interior. A classic that looks very stylish;
- From drywall, sometimes with through shelves, niches, sometimes deaf, just with an entrance opening;
- A folding and retractable screen if necessary;
- Barn doors are also very fashionable today;
- Combined partition – blind at the bottom and glass at the top;
- One, two, three sliding doors that hide in special pockets in the walls if necessary;
- Partition rack or cabinet;
- Swivel modules. We need special fasteners at the top and bottom so that you can rotate the module, opening the kitchen for everyone to see;
- A partition with a large dispensing window, through which guests can observe what is happening, and the owners can serve ready-made meals. Think of the open kitchens of some restaurants.
As you can see, there are many options for separating the kitchen from the living room. There are even some quite exotic ones, such as a large aquarium that has become a wall between different functional areas. So there is definitely a choice, the main thing is that the space is not only convenient for the owners, but also harmoniously designed in terms of design.