Create a Cosy Kitchen Space in an Open Floor Plan

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If you feel overwhelmed with an open kitchen layout, there are clever ways to separate that zone and create a calmer and more controlled kitchen space without using full wall enclosures.

Here are some ways on how to do it.

Use Sliding Doors

Sliding doors are space-saving solutions when it comes to dividing areas in your home. If you would like to have the option of keeping the kitchen closed at times or accessible but not completely open, this type of doors provides this kind of privacy.

Sliding pocket doors and barnyard doors are the popular choices for home owners because these doors are space-saving and also add a unique design element to the space.

Install bench tops and counters

Another clever way of defining the kitchen space is by putting an island or a counter that separates the area from the rest of the living space. Using this technique also solves other space concerns like the lack of working countertop space and storage in an open layout kitchen. Islands and countertops provide both.

Countertops are usually made with a lower portion and elevated portion. The elevated portion creates a sense of division without closing off the entire area. Make your clever room division pretty by using wood and quartz for the kitchen bench tops.

Quartz kitchen bench or countertops are easy to maintain and lends a luxe look to the overall design of the bench top.

Use glass panels

If you are looking for a more permanent divider without cutting too much of the natural light out, opt for glass panels. These are fixed in place and provide a stable division between the kitchen and the rest of the house without sacrificing the level of brightness within the area.

Glass panels also have enough visibility that allows you to watch the kids easily while keeping them out of the kitchen. You can install roller blinds or Roman curtains for additional privacy if you want to keep the meal prep clutter invisible when you have guests over for dinner.

When you have an organised and well-planned kitchen space, you will work more efficiently and feel more comfortable while making meals. So if you are not a fan of the open kitchen layout, these three smart design techniques can help you get that well-thought-out kitchen space you have always wanted.