Any hostess dreams of a cozy corner of the house, intended not only for cooking, but also for meeting all households at the dinner table, and sometimes for receiving guests. However, the size of the room itself does not always allow for this. An excellent solution to this problem can be a kitchen combined with a hall, the design and photo of various options which you will find below.
To combine a small kitchen with a living room is an excellent solution for increasing the area.
Features of the kitchen in Khrushchev
Happy owners of housing built during the Soviet era - the so-called Khrushchev, often complain about their small size. Like all other rooms, their kitchens also have a small footage.
The area of the working and dining area of such an apartment rarely exceeds six square meters. In addition, there are options with a five-meter square where you need to place at least a minimum of furniture, as well as the most necessary household appliances, so the owners of such a home are beginning to think about how to combine the kitchen and living room in a Khrushchev house to make it more ergonomic.
After the alteration turned out spacious kitchen with living room
Compared with the eightieth years, when houses were built with small apartments, the mistress’s modern workplace cannot be imagined without a multitude of household appliances that make her life easier, but take up quite a lot of space. Make the interior more practical will help competent redevelopment by combining the kitchen and living room in the Khrushchev.
The kitchen with an island work area is very functional and looks very stylish.
Advantages and disadvantages of combining
Before embarking on redevelopment, you should consider some points.
By combining the kitchen and the room in Khrushchev:
- The total space increases;
- You can avoid buying another TV for the work area;
- Instead of two small rooms, a studio apartment is obtained;
In addition, while preparing delicious dishes, you can easily communicate with other family members who are resting nearby.
The combination of two rooms adds light and space
However, the kitchen, combined with the living room in Khrushchev, has disadvantages:
- Aromas from the cooker are not completely absorbed by the hood and can permeate the textiles in the living room;
- The harmony of kitchen design, combined with the hall in the Khrushchev, can be mercilessly upset by the disorder in the workplace, which makes it necessary to maintain perfect cleanliness throughout the area;
- All the sounds of the food being prepared will also fill the hall.
Powerful modern hood will help cope with unpleasant smells of the kitchen.
What you need to consider before redevelopment
If you still decide to connect the kitchen with a room in the Khrushchev, the photo of which is given below, you should consider a number of nuances.
Coordination with BTI
You can combine the kitchen with the hall by completely or partially demolishing one of the capital partitions of the apartment (demolishing the load-bearing wall of the house is not allowed).
Before the start of repair work, the future demolition of the walls should be coordinated with the BTI
Very important! Redevelopment of the Khrushchev kitchen from the living room is impossible without prior approval from the BTI, in which you will be required to have detailed plans and drawings of the future interior. Otherwise, do not avoid serious fines.
Drafting a preliminary draft
When designing a kitchen combined with a hall, you need to carefully consider all the details regarding the materials that will be used for repairs, furniture placement, and the choice of lighting fixtures.
Careful attention should be paid to the placement of furniture and parts in all areas of the kitchen-living room.
The main options for division into zones
The kitchen of the living room in Khrushchev, the photo of which is presented below, resulting from the demolition of the “waste” wall, can be divided by visual distinction or zoned using furniture.
Visual zoning of space
This can be done with the help of a skillful selection of various lighting devices, using different materials for the surfaces of individual zones, as well as using various color solutions to create a modern interior. The kitchen living room in Khrushchev, the photo of the design of which you see below, clearly demonstrates these possibilities.
The choice of lighting
Differentiate the two zones will help the proper use of lighting. The design of the kitchen combined with the living room in the Khrushchev Photo allows for the presence of blinds or roller blinds in the working area, and full draperies in the living room. For the kitchen area it is desirable to use a more powerful, bright light, and for the living room - a muffled, diffused, which will come from floor lamps or sconces.
Lighting copes with the separation of areas in the kitchen-living room
To divide the territory of the combined kitchen and living room in Khrushchev, as in the photo, into separate segments, you can choose for each of them a different floor covering. For the working area it is recommended to stop the choice on easily washable, wear-resistant types of finishes: linoleum, ceramic tile. But for the living room fit any options - carpet, parquet, tile. The border between the kitchen and the hall in the apartment, the design options of which are in the photo a little lower, can be not only direct, but also, for example, arc-shaped.
Zoning the kitchen combined with the hall in Khrushchev with flooring of different colors
Often, in order to separate several functional zones, they make a two-level floor and construct a podium with a height of 10-15 cm.
Tip! On the side of the podium, it is advisable to place small spotlights that allow you to see a step in the dark.
For the decor of the walls in the interior of the living room, combined with the kitchen in the Khrushchev, suitable multi-textured wallpaper, differing in their color solutions. Their combination with paint is permissible.
The design of the kitchen with a hall welcomes the demarcation of the space with the help of stretch as well as multi-level suspended ceilings. It would be appropriate to use for their individual sections of different tones of the same color.
When choosing color options for a room where the kitchen and the hall are combined, it is better to use one specific tone for the whole space, complementing the interior with bright decorative elements and unusual furniture.
Differentiation using furniture
Mark the boundaries of functional areas in the kitchen of the living room in the Khrushchev also designed various pieces of furniture.
The living room, combined with the kitchen in Khrushchev, the photo of which is below, can be divided by a massive sofa set on its back to the kitchen. If his back does not look too attractive, you can hide it behind a shelf.
The kitchen living room in Khrushchev, the real photos of which are presented below, is often shared by the bar counter. It can serve the rest of the wall that previously divided these rooms. It is also quite realistic to make a new design, called a false-wall. Wooden or laminated boards, facing stone are often used for the decoration of this piece of furniture.
Cabinet or rack
The correct solution to the kitchen design of the living room in Khrushchev is the location on the border of the functional areas of through shelving or narrow enclosed cabinets, on the shelves of which you can place small objects - figurines, small vases, books.
Partitions and screens
The perfect option for the interior of the kitchen, combined with the living room in the Khrushchev, as in the following photos, will be light partitions or screens made of fabric, wood, bamboo. They can have different heights, be stationary or portable, and during the reception of guests will allow to hide the kitchen space from prying eyes.
The choice of furniture and household appliances
The design of the combined kitchen and living room in Khrushchev, the photo of which you see below, presupposes the availability of furniture and modern appliances. The main requirement that is placed on them is their maximum functionality.
It can not do without a kitchen, sink, refrigerator. Additionally, it can accommodate a microwave, mixer, blender, as well as a dishwasher and washing machine. Even in this area you can put a dining table with chairs, but you can use it as the boundary of two zones.
A must-have interior is a sofa. In addition, there may be a small coffee table. One of the advantages of the combined interior is that the TV available here can be watched simultaneously from both rooms.
To create a cozy kitchen design, combined with the living room in Khrushchev, it is desirable to choose one style direction for all functional areas.
The combination of kitchen and living room in Khrushchev can be done by choosing a loft style, whose business card is the use of imitation brickwork or natural stone trim. This style decision is especially popular among creative young people.
A good design option would be to connect the kitchen with the room in the Khrushchev, as in the photo below, with the help of the classics, never going out of fashion. Now the most relevant white version of its execution.
The combined kitchen with the hall in the Khrushchevka looks great, the photo of which is given below, for which the Scandinavian style is used - it is distinguished by the use of natural, eco-friendly materials, simple forms, and the predominance of white textures.
The design of the kitchen together with the hall is often maintained in high-tech style, which can be clearly seen in the following photos.
Its characteristic features are:
- The abundance of plastic, metal, glass;
- No extra details.
The kitchen hall, in the design of which the hi-tech style is used, has a lot of smooth surfaces, and it should also be equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, as in the photo.
By combining the kitchen and living room in Khrushchev, a large number of photos of which were presented in this material, you can not only visually expand the boundaries of your own apartment, but also enjoy socializing with all members of your family, while at the same time cooking culinary masterpieces for them. Yes, and welcome guests there is always a place.