The combination of the kitchen and the living room is the dream of many. If you are one of them, today we will inspire you to take this step. We found 10 excellent redevelopments and talked with the architects and designers who created them. In our article - the most important and interesting We have already written about the popularity of combining living room with kitchen in modern interior design. Among the reasons for this phenomenon, we have identified many opportunities for open planning, encouraging freedom of movement, blurring the boundaries and allowing the owners of the apartment to be in the spotlight even during cooking, and to achieve design of household appliances and furniture that easily transforms into queries. But there is one aspect - what if it is not a large loft, but a small apartment? Is it possible to design a living room combined with a kitchen without sacrificing other interests? To answer this question, we turned to the proven experts in the field of design. Interior Designer Stepan Bugaev is exactly the person to be addressed when the task is not easy, and the approach requires thorough, comprehensive and individual. His experience in implementing the wishes of customers is colossal, and there are no similar projects among the projects, because all customers are different. And he had found a suitable example of a successful unification of the kitchen and living area - an apartment of 27 square meters, designed for rent, conceived as a universal and convenient for all space. Removable house in Scandinavian style What is suitable for a cozy house, even if rented? Comfort Scandinavian style, easy-care materials and multifunctional parts. in the hallway in the hallway, the working and dining areas are combined with a designer design, including a rack and a transformer table, and the TV easily turns in the right direction. The author - Alexei Zhukov, "The Victory of Design" The author - Alexei Zhukov, "The Victory of Design" The author - Alexei Zhukov, "The Victory of Design" The author - Alexei Zhukov, "The Victory of Design" "Victory of design" Eastern minimalism Nextthe project was carried out in an apartment of a slightly larger area - 46 square meters, here lives a married couple. But he is interesting because the area of the bedroom here is reduced in favor of increasing the zone of the living room-kitchen, where the owners are also dining. The style chosen by designers based on the interests of clients - minimalism with elements of decor in the Japanese spirit - is suitable for economical and convenient use of each square centimeter of the area. The dining room and living room area is separated by a light design of the shelves, the dining table turns into a bar counter on the balcony attached to the apartment. Combines living room and kitchen with integrated furniture with built-in storage systems. The author - Ekaterina Zakharova, "The Victory of Design" The author - Ekaterina Zakharova, "The Victory of Design" The author - Ekaterina Zakharova, "The Victory of Design" The author - Ekaterina Zakharova, "The Victory of Design" Art deco and kitchen-island Another interestingthe project of association of zones: in an apartment of about 32 square meters a young couple lives, who would like to visually expand the space and make it more convenient. Designers have increased the area of the kitchen-dining room by moving the bathroom closer to the entrance. A living room with a sofa-transformer can always be separated from the kitchen by sliding radii partitions. Kitchen-island is the functional center of an elongated room. There is also a dining area - lights, chess tiles on the floor and a ceiling design above it. In the living room there was a corner for the working area by the window. The general style of the interior - art deco, contrasting color solutions and combination of textures - add a chic and elegance apartment. The author - Ekaterina Zakharova, "The Victory of Design" The author - Ekaterina Zakharova, "The Victory of Design" The author - Ekaterina Zakharova, "The Victory of Design" The author - Ekaterina Zakharova, "The Victory of Design" The author - Ekaterina Zakharova, "The Victory of Design" "Victory of design" Stepan Bugaev, designerinteriors ": - When combining the kitchen and the living room, think ahead of the work on the connection of communications. Choose a general style - more concise solutions will visually increase the area. Give preference to the built-in technology and light furniture - if its color fuses with the tone of the walls, it will become even less visible and will not clutter the space. We recommend kitchen planning "in line" and zoning with the help of "transitional" elements - sliding doors, transparent walls, open shelving. Clean lines The project of architects Dmitriy and Viktoria Korotetskikh includes not only a living room combined with a kitchen, but also, which can be isolated by curtains if necessary - all in an apartment of only 44 square meters. In order for the idea to become a reality, the bedroom was moved to the place of the kitchen. Customers dreamed of a clean minimalistic space - the result allows you to conveniently combine different functions in a single area. Pay attention to the designer polygonal bar from the curved sheet - this is both a dining table and a working surface. Authors - Dmitry Korotetsky, Victoria Korotetskaya Authors - Dmitry Korotetsky, Victoria Korotetskaya Authors - Dmitry Korotetsky, Victoria Korotetskaya Authors - Dmitry Korotetsky, Victoria Korotetskaya Authors - Dmitry Korotetsky, Victoria Korotetskaya Lab21 studio Dmitry Korotetsky, architect andinterior designer: - Be sure to provide a powerful hood in the living room, combined with the kitchen, so that the smells do not interfere with rest. Think about zoning: the furniture and decor related to the living room should not be in the kitchen, and vice versa - this will make the space comfortable and functional. lab21studio.com Multilevel compactness And this project odnushki area of only 24 square meters went even further - important areas are divided here ... vertically. Designer Maxim Zhukov successfully used the height of the apartment in a historic building, built in 1912 in St. Petersburg - the bedroom is hidden under the ceiling, and the living area combines retro elements and a modern laconic approach to decoration. Author - Maxim Zhukov Author - Maxim Zhukov Author - Maxim Zhukov Author - Maxim Zhukov totaste.studio Maxim Zhukov, architect and interior designer: - The main task was, of course, visual expansion and increase in a single space - a very small area of this apartment by no means allowed to crush it by any means. We try in almost every project to completely or partially integrate public areas, such as a kitchen and a living room. The most important thing is that thanks to this association, the hosts receive a large, bright, air-filled room that does not restrict the movement of the room, which at any time can be transformed into a specific scenario of events (party, feast, general viewing of movies, etc.) - this can not be achieved in the presence of partitions. totaste.ru Sunny mood In this apartment of about 42 meters live a young couple and a cat whose interests, of course, were taken into account in planning - designer Maria Solovyova-Sosnovik installed on all the windows of the grid for the safety of a pet. The layout of the apartment was changed so that to organize a separate bedroom, dressing room, combine the bathroom with the toilet and, most importantly, combine the kitchen and the living room - the owners wanted to have more space and air for leisure and reception. In the kitchen, which if necessary can be separated, there was a place even for a washing machine. The original height of the window sills - 75 cm - made it possible to make excellent tables overlooking the green courtyard. The "table" in the kitchen-living room became a lunch, and can be used as a worker, which is important when the owners take work on the house. Author - Maria Solovyova-Sosnovik, photographer Maria Irinarkhova Author - Maria Solovyova-Sosnovik, photographer Maria Irinarkhova Author - Maria Solovyova-Sosnovik, photographer Maria Irinarkhova Author - Maria Solovyova-Sosnovik, photographer Maria Irinarkhova Author - Maria Solovyova-Sosnovik MariaSolovyov-Sosnovik, interior designer: - With flowers, customers have decided from the very beginning: gray background, yellow and purple accents. This plan was fully implemented. The bright yellow kitchen perfectly fits into the interior, asking a wonderful sunny mood. For the couch we chose purple-pink, the color of the dress in which I was at the first meeting with the customers. It turned out that they really like this shade. In the decor of the kitchen-living room one of my favorite tricks was used - the wallpaper on the wall with a window and for symmetry the wallpaper on the opposite wall. The rest of the walls are painted. The result was an accent on the windows with beautiful Roman curtains and a window-sill, as well as an accent on the original closet made of plasterboard according to my sketches. bureau17-117.com Calming shades This apartment, designed by Marina Sargsyan, is designed for a girl who often and actively travels, and at home prefers to relax. A calm gray background color creates a calming mood, and a bright and fresh note is made by a yellow one. The combination of kitchen and living area not only made it easier to communicate, but made the interior more open and easy. Author - Marina Sarkisyan Author - Marina Sarkisyan Author - Marina Sarkisyan Author - Marina Sarkisyan Author - Marina Sarkisyan Author - Marina Sarkisyan Marina Sarkisyan, interior designer: - For unobtrusive zoning, I used several techniques - a light partition of glass blocks separates the sofa-couch, the floor of the ceramic granite in the kitchen-dining area visually differs from the parquet flooring laid out by the "Christmas tree". sarkisyan-marina.arxip.com A loft in the "stalinka" A bright one-year-old Grigory and Julia Lopatka from the studio "Designa TochkaRu" designed for a couple of freelancers - the apartment of people who spend their working time at home, simply must be comfortable and beautiful. The apartment of Stalin's planning area of 37 square meters turned into a fashionable loft - a glass partition unobtrusively separating the kitchen area from the living room and dining room. The authors - Grigory and Julia Lopatka, "DesignsTochkaRu" The authors - Grigory and Julia Lopatka, "DesignsTochkaRu" The authors - Grigory and Julia Lopatka, "DesignsTochkaRu" The authors - Grigory and Julia Lopatka, "DesignsTochkaRu" The authors - Grigory and Julia Lopatka, "DesignsTochkaRu" Grigory and Julia Lopatka, interior designers: - The original layout did not meet the tasks set, therefore, redevelopment and transformation were necessary. Since there are no load-bearing walls in the apartment, we managed to move and expand the opening between the kitchen and the room. This not only added room space, but also allowed to place a dining table for several people. Planning the unification of the kitchen and the living room, consider the need for reconciliation and prepare for noise and smell when preparing food, and if a powerful hood can cope with the second, then sometimes you just have to humble with noise. designov.ru Do not think that the small area of the apartment and the great requirements for its arrangement is an exclusively domestic problem. We found spectacular examples of uniting the kitchen and living room and in the world capitals of fashion and design - New York and Paris. And they are completely unique - see for yourself. Variable space Architect and designer Michael Chen (Michael K Chen) calls the project, implemented in a New York studio area of 37 square meters, "unfolding apartment" - thanks to the transformer cabinet, the space changes to adapt to the task: rest, party or reception of friends . A young man, the owner of an apartment, oftenarranges parties and sometimes works at home. The design of a compact studio "works" in any life situation due to the flexibility of the unifying solution - an unusual designer cabinet holds a folding bed, a workplace, shelves and even built-in lighting, and its doors and panels can serve as partitions and zone dividers. Cozy nest Young Frenchwoman, photographer andblogger Eleonora Bridge (Éléonore Bridge) grew up in a big house, but admits that spacious apartments make her nervous. But the apartment in Paris area of only 35 square meters, which she designed herself, like a cozy and bright nest. The planning of a long and narrow square hadcompletely redone - but now the bedroom is located on the site of the former bathroom, in an isolated area, and in the transferred to its place the bathroom appeared window. The combination of living room and kitchen allows Eleanor to receive 40 guests at once, a lot of open shelves help to organize storage conveniently and beautifully, and bright decor and textiles make the apartment unique and unforgettable.