How to design a kitchen combined with a loggia?
Combining a kitchen with a loggia is an excellent option when you need to increase a small area initially. As a result, a cozy kitchen-dining room with quite spacious work and dining areas is obtained from two separate rooms. Naturally, the new premises should be designed in the same style. Various ideas for creating a harmonious design project are easy to learn from the photo.
Before you start to design the kitchen combined with a loggia, it is necessary to solve two important points.
- To coordinate the design project with the relevant authorities in the demolition of the wall and the transfer of engineering communications. At the same time, simply removing the door and window blocks does not require permission from the city authorities.
- To insulate the walls of the loggia and provide high-quality glazing. If you sheathe insulated walls with drywall, the subsequent decoration is not difficult - it is easy to paint, glue wallpaper or tiles. A common and competent solution is to install a “warm floor” system on the loggias.
If you keep a part of the wall between the kitchen and the loggia, you can use it as a convenient bar or even an additional work surface. Such a design technique will help to distinguish zones, without violating the overall stylistic integrity of the interior.
Zoning after combining is often carried out with the help of floor level differences. A small podium on the site of the former loggia will be an ideal place to place a kitchen sofa with a dining or small coffee table.
To make the dining area particularly cozy and even give it a bit of intimacy, you can not tear down the wall between the kitchen and the loggia completely, dismantle the window and door blocks, and close the resulting opening with a light decorative curtain of air fabric, bamboo or beads. Compact sliding partitions will also be appropriate.
Tip: The opening leading from the kitchen to the loggia can be made in the form of an elegant arch, decorated with decorative columns, a frame of decorative stone, artificial or natural.
Properly planned lighting will help emphasize the division of space. In the seating area or in the dining area, a beautiful chandelier will look good, while the work surfaces should be spotlights.
Photo: arch zoning
Photo: simultaneous zoning by spot lighting and bar counter
Combined room should be designed in the same color scheme, using harmoniously combined materials. If the finish of the ceiling in the kitchen and loggia may differ, then the walls and the floor is better to withstand the same design. This technique emphasizes the unity of space. The elements that combine the design of the two zones can also be identical textiles or various interior accessories.
On the territory of the loggia can be placed not only a recreation area or a meal. A less common option is to take away parts of kitchen appliances, for example, a refrigerator. Also here you can place a part of the headset, thus freeing up space in the room of the kitchen itself. On the Internet you can find photos, both with the placement on the loggia of household appliances and work surfaces, as well as a sofa or a dining table.
Photo: take-out recreation area on the loggia
Photo: Loggia decoration in the form of a winter garden
You can make the kitchen-dining room truly unique by creating a semblance of a winter garden. In this case, on the loggia set racks, expand the window sill and set a lot of pot with houseplants. Wicker furniture and decoration of walls with decorative stone, artificial or natural, will fit well into this design. A special highlight will add an aquarium with fish or decorative room waterfall. Most impressive will look models with color backlight. An ordinary loggia with such decoration will turn into an amazing place for perfect rest and relaxation.