Combining two rooms into one large room has become a fashionable trend. Designers recommend doing similar redevelopment to owners of small apartments in order to improve their living conditions. Most often merge are kitchens and living rooms. Combined rooms create the most convenient conditions for cooking and recreation, they look stylish and modern, as can be seen in the photos. Kitchen-living room design 16 sq. M. m can get interesting and unusual, comfortable for the owners and guests of the home.
The design of the spacious kitchen-living room is practically unlimited in colors and shapes.
Ways to zoning space
When combining two rooms into one, great attention should be paid to zoning. It is necessary to visually separate the cooking and rest areas so that they look harmoniously together. There are many different zoning methods.
A small fixed partition is a popular way of delimiting space. She may be:
- From glass. Transparent or frosted blocks of tempered glass divide the space, let in a lot of natural light. They can have a different design: be decorated with sandblasting patterns, lighting, photo printing.
- From a tree, as in the photo. Lattice partitions made of natural wood look elegant, cozy.
- From plasterboard. Such partitions can be made with your own hands, giving them any shape. Kitchen-living room design 16 sq. M. m with zoning using plasterboard walls can be viewed in the photo.
At the ends of the partition you can equip convenient shelves
A more versatile option is to install a sliding partition. So with the help of a sliding door you can completely isolate the cooking zone so that the smell and noise does not reach the living room. Both the transparent and deaf partition will look beautiful. You can decorate it with stained glass or photo wallpaper.
Sliding partitions do an excellent job.
Tip! If you stick on the sliding partition the same wallpaper as on the walls, in a closed state, the guests will not even understand that there is a continuation of the room behind it.
Furniture items are often placed in the center of the room. Usually the space is shared with the help of: a sofa, a dining group or shelving. On the shelves you can arrange a lot of decorative elements: pots or vases with flowers, books, beautiful kitchen utensils and so on.
The dining table defines the dining area in the kitchen-living room.
A stylish way to divide the room will be the installation of the bar. It can be made of various materials, and its design can be used for any interior. So in the classic interior will look good wooden bar counter, and in modern - with a glass top and chrome legs. Indoors 4x4 meters bar counter can replace the dining area. Design of kitchen-living-dining room of 16 square meters. m with a bar can be seen in the photo.
To separate the rest area from the kitchen, often use the bar counter
You can visually separate zones from one another by using a multi-level ceiling or a small catwalk. Both types of structures are capable of hiding communications.
To create a multi-level ceiling using drywall and PVC film. There is nothing difficult in the technology of its creation, so you can do everything with your own hands.
Multi-level plasterboard ceiling divides the kitchen-living room into zones
The podium can be used not only as a decorative element. Decorate the interior design can be embedded in it spotlights. The inner space of the podium can be used to advantage by installing in it boxes designed for storing various items. Kitchen-living room design 16 sq. M. m with a podium in a private house can be viewed in the photo below.
Interior kitchen-living room with a podium
Different finishing materials
Different finishing materials can serve as an excellent way of zoning. It is possible to lay linoleum or tile not afraid of moisture on the floor of the working zone. A less practical, but cozier floor covering is suitable for a recreation area, for example, carpet or parquet.
Zoning the kitchen-living room using flooring
Tip! Ceramic tile is a cold material, so before installing it it is recommended to install a system of underfloor heating.
Usually in the working area of the joint premises of the vertical surfaces it is only necessary to think about finishing the apron. The remaining wall space is occupied by headset modules. For an apron, you can use tile, heat-resistant glass or plastic panels. The choice depends on personal preferences and family budget. If in the kitchen part there are still bare walls, then ceramic tiles or washable wallpapers are used for their decoration.
An inexpensive way to highlight a living room is by pasting walls with contrasting color or photo wallpaper. Venetian plaster will look beautiful. Design options for the kitchen-living room of 16 square meters. m with wallpaper can be seen in the photo.
The layout of the room should start with a sink and a gas stove. Typically, these objects are stationary, their location depends on the output of water and gas pipelines. Based on the location of the sink and stove, plan to install the work surface and refrigerator. There are several types of layouts.
This is the simplest and versatile option, suitable for rooms of any shapes and sizes, and allows you to conveniently use most of the zoning methods. Furniture for cooking is placed along one of the walls of the room, the rest of the space is allotted for the dining area and living room. Design photo of square kitchen-living room of 16 square meters. m can be seen below.
Tip! Linear headset can be easily disguised by choosing furniture to match the color of the walls.
The set, having the shape in the shape of the letter “G”, takes up little space, therefore it is suitable for small square-shaped rooms. In the corner opposite you can put a couch, and in the center of the room to put the dining area. Design square kitchen-living room 16 square. m can be viewed on the photo.
Installing kitchen furniture along two walls is recommended in apartments where they like to cook a lot. So the hostess will be engaged in cooking with comfort, she will have plenty of space for cooking, plenty of storage space for kitchen utensils.
In the kitchen with this type of layout, a sofa and a wall-mounted TV will become the only elements of the living room, other furniture may simply not fit. It is better to place the sofa along one of the long walls, next to the headset, TV - opposite the sofa on the wall or you can build it into the headset, and the dining area will have to be placed either by the sofa or by the window between the rows of the headset. Photo of the kitchen-living room design of 16 square meters. m with a sofa can be viewed below.
The suite, which occupies a space near three walls, is suitable for narrow rectangular rooms. It can be put in the kitchen without a balcony. It is recommended to install the desktop under the window so that the hostess can cook in natural light. U-shaped layout clutters the room with furniture, so it should not be used in small rooms.
It should be borne in mind that the distance between the two rows of the headset should be about 1.5 m. If it is smaller, the passage will be narrow for comfortable opening of the cabinet doors. U-shaped layout of the kitchen-living room 16 square meters. m can be viewed on the photo.
With this layout, the refrigerator and the headset cabinets are located along the wall, and the work surface is placed on the center of the room as a peninsula, that is, it rests against the wall or is part of the headset. A refrigerator, a cabinet for storing spirits or any built-in equipment can be placed under the table top. The peninsula can become the demarcation of space. The table can be used not only for cooking, but also as a dining area. To do this, it only needs to put the chairs. Interior kitchen-living room 16 square. m with a peninsular layout in a private house is shown in the photo.
The interior of the kitchen-living room can be beautifully decorated in any style you like. The main thing is that the owners decide in advance what they want to see after the renovation: ostentatious luxury, unpretentiousness and practicality, simplicity and comfort.
Kitchen living room in the style of classicism should look luxurious, but not pretentious. The colors should be dominated by calm colors: white, creamy, beige, pink, blue. Curtains, upholstery upholstery can be emerald, wine, deep blue. Design kitchen-studio 16 square. m in the style of a classic can be seen in the photo.
As a flooring for a classic interior fit only natural materials - wood or marble. You can put a more practical flooring, for example, laminate or tile, imitating wood or stone. It is better to make the ceiling ideally even, to decorate it with stucco, luxurious crystal chandelier. For walls suitable decorative plaster, wallpaper, plain or with a large pattern.
For the kitchen-living room of 16 square meters. m must select furniture with frames made of light wood. Dark furniture will make the interior heavier, visually reduce the size of the room. The set, table and chairs should be decorated with carved and gilded elements. Upholstery of chairs and sofas is made of expensive fabric, as well as the drapes. All appliances must be hidden. Design project of a classic kitchen-living room of 16 square meters. meters with a sofa can be considered in detail in the photo. You can divide the kitchen and living area with the help of a rounded arch, columns or pilasters.
This is a style of modern technology that does not accept unnecessary small details, space clutter. The interior is dominated by neutral and cold colors: white, black, silver. The set should admire smooth glossy facades and strict forms, table and chairs - compact size, upholstered furniture - practical materials and the ability to transform. The interior design of the kitchen-living room of 16 square meters. m in a modern style can be seen in the photo.
Hi-tech is ideal for the interior of the kitchen-living room. In addition to saving space, it involves the use of textiles, which is easy to clean, does not absorb odors, is not afraid of dust, moisture.
For laying the floor, you can use a monochromatic laminate of light color, paint the walls with practical paint. The ceiling in the high-tech style is often made suspended or tensioned by embedding lamps in it. Illumination is an essential element of the interior. It should be located around the perimeter of the ceiling, under the headset cabinets, above the working surface. The design of the kitchen-living room 16 squares in high-tech style can be viewed in the photo.
This style is reminiscent of a mixture of classicism and high-tech. It combines natural expensive materials and modern technology. The furniture has both strict lines and smooth bends. It is made of wood, plastic, metal, glass, facades are coated with varnish or film. Glossy surfaces make the room more voluminous. All these materials are able to harmonize with each other. Modern technology is not hidden behind the doors of cabinets, and is located in plain sight.
As finishing materials wood and stone can be used both natural and imitating. For the walls of the living room is usually used wood panels, pastel paint, wallpaper with fabric texture. In the kitchen area it is recommended laying tile. Kitchen-living room design 16 sq. M. m in modern art nouveau presented on the photo.
This style makes the interior cozy due to the use of warm colors, which are based on ace shades of brown. Furniture is made of wood, decorated with carvings, sometimes artificially aged.
For a simple and romantic interior design, be sure to use textiles. Curtains, tablecloth, rug, sofa upholstery, armchairs and chairs should be made of simple natural fabric, preferably cotton. Textiles can be monochromatic beige colors, have brighter colors, be in a cage or a strip. The design of the kitchen-living room of 16 m2 with a sofa in country style is presented in the photo.
Before the start of the renovation of the joint premises, it is necessary to carefully consider all the important points: the placement of furniture, the ways of dividing zones, the stylistic orientation. In creating the design of the kitchen-living room of 16 square meters. You can experiment with various ways of zoning space, choose the most stylish or functional ones. Proper layout of the room will not only accommodate all the necessary furniture, but also visually expand the size of the room. The choice of style is necessary so that the interior looks like a single composition, and does not consist of separate, not interconnected parts. At the same time, the owners can show their design abilities by combining several different styles in the interior of the room.