Whenever you think of kitchens, you have the image of an independent and very traditional room. In this week’s post I show you that the kitchens integrated into the living room are one of the best solutions to gain space and light in it. Cooking for the whole family and friends will stop being boring and become a practice in which the whole family will collaborate.
It does not matter whether your kitchen is large or small, the truth is that kitchens integrated into the living room (surely you know them as American kitchens) are more and more frequent in any type of house. If you are one of those who are not very convinced by the change that it may entail, you will surely change your mind when you see that the comfort and open concept decoration attract more followers every day.
When talking about open spaces, you have to try to decorate the area as if it were a unique space, without thinking that on one side there is the dining room with the table and chairs and the sofa and on the other the kitchen. Everything must be well integrated.
Built-in kitchens gain visual breadth by eliminating partitions that dwarf rooms. It is the best alternative if your home is mini. Visual continuity will make the space appear larger.
The painting on the wall will help you unify the two environments. It does not have to be a special paint for the kitchen (although I recommend that it be a good quality). visually look more spacious.
What soil do I choose?
For the floor of the integrated kitchen, it is best to put the same in the entire area. Floating parquet is a good choice and it is very easy to keep it clean. If you are one of those who prefer tiles, opt for large pieces. Hydraulic flooring is currently a trend , which has a carpet effect and delimits each space very well.
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The perfect extractor hood
A good investment is an extractor hood that is silent, it is the best solution to avoid smoke or odors when you are cooking and the family is in the living room watching television. On the market there are models of extractor hoods with lighting included .
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The best countertop
Choose a countertop that is very resistant to grease stains, I recommend a quartz or a high-quality laminate. As the kitchen is integrated into the living room , the countertop becomes one more piece of furniture.
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If the kitchen does not have original windows, it is better that you opt for two-level ceiling lamps that illuminate the entire space well.
If you like to cook, but you don’t want to feel excluded from the life of the house, my recommendation is that you integrate the kitchen into the living room. You will also gain in comfort because you will have everything at your fingertips, without forgetting the time you will save when serving and clearing the table.