Concepts for Greater Structure in Open up-Prepare Kitchen/Dwelling Areas

The kitchen is just about universally regarded as the focal stage of our households. And because it is in which everybody seems to congregate, the area need to function not only as a foodstuff preparing spot but also as the hub of exercise for household and pals. 

Though the the latest inclination to blend the kitchen area, dining, and living regions into basically just one substantial area continues to be common, some refined changes are becoming regarded as. To reduce the noise and visual litter of the kitchen, close by dwelling rooms are getting much more described with different ceiling heights and full-top walls. A further layout solution features a “back” or “messy” kitchen that delivers sufficient counter area and cabinet storage and generally has an added sink, dishwasher, and possibly some modest appliances. 

Of class, roomy pantries and obtain to out of doors entertaining places continue to be higher on buyers’ would like lists—all of which our style and design crew provides in homes ranging from a renovated solitary-family unit to an connected townhome.


Westerly Premier Selection, Strategy 6150 

DESIGNER: Seth Hart, DTJ Structure[email protected], 303.443.7533

Dimensions: Width: 50 toes / Depth: 75 toes / Living area: 3,982 sf

Created with connection and leisure in head, this kitchen area provides major on equally fronts while performing as the heart of the house.

The kitchen/dining space in DTJ Design's Westerly Premier Collection, Plan 6150


The L-shaped dwelling configuration, with the eating to the aspect (demonstrated in picture, previously mentioned) and the dwelling location to the rear, destinations the kitchen area at the heart of the action and serves as the life style hub, no make any difference the event.

Seating is furnished on two sides of the island to support facilitate discussion, so regardless of whether it is relaxed dining or hosting a cocktail occasion, this kitchen has you covered. 

A “back” kitchen area functions as an added operate station/tech space or soiled/catering kitchen area and features a substantial wander-in pantry for a assortment of storage requirements.

Westerly Premier Collection, Plan 6150 kitchen design by DTJ Design

A  10-by-5-foot island with seating

B  Walk-in pantry/Costco closet

C  Back again kitchen/flex house presents overall flexibility for a variety of way of life requires

Barn door offers privacy in the back kitchen area (pictures, below) for getting a contact or hiding soiled dishes

The kitchen and view to the back kitchen in DTJ Design's Westerly Premier Collection, Plan 6150


The kitchen in DTJ Design's Westerly Premier Collection, Plan 6150


Silver Lake Residence

DESIGNER: Yonatan Pressman, Studio Pressman, [email protected], 818.929.4046

Proportions: Width: 24 toes, 4 inches / Depth: 58 toes, 2 inches / Living region: 2,711 sf

The home owners, a youthful family members, experienced outgrown their cramped, century-previous, 1,400-sq.-foot hillside bungalow in the coveted Silver Lake location of Los Angeles. The principal goals of the renovation had been to produce a kitchen that would be the middle of existence in the home and key guest suites.

Studio Pressman Silver Lake residence kitchen remodel
The kitchen area and dining spaces obtain abundant natural light-weight from numerous skylights. / Pictures: Sara Tramp, Tramp Studio

Whilst the current home experienced just a handful of Spanish touches—a stucco finish and a couple of terra-cotta, barrel roof tiles—the rapid neighborhood had quite a few illustrations of Mission-design architecture. In homage, the remodel included period of time detailing whilst retaining the minimum, volumetric simplicity of the California Mission style.

Cautious rearrangement of the present interior partition walls and a 900-square-foot, two-tale addition on the side of the dwelling gave the consumers a most important suite, visitor suite, and the roomy take in-in kitchen they wished-for.

The kitchen island in Studio Pressman's design for a Silver Lake residence remodel


Abundant natural light in the Studio Pressman design for a Silver Lake residence kitchen remodel


Studio Pressman Silver Lake residence kitchen remodel plan


A  An elliptical archway makes an inviting approach to the expansive kitchen

B  The 360-square-foot kitchen area capabilities two significant skylights, wood French doorways, casement windows, and wood floors in a chevron pattern 

C  The island’s huge-plank oak top rated is an inviting house for relaxed loved ones meals and research, even though an inset cupboard future to the refrigerator cleverly conceals a modest walk-in pantry

French doorways open to the 190-sq.-foot protected terrace

A skylight-lit stair qualified prospects to lower-degree dwelling spaces and the rear garden


DESIGNER: Mike Latimer, TK Style and design & Associates, [email protected], 248.446.1960

Proportions: Width: 102 feet / Depth: 75 feet /Residing space: 3,480 sf

Kitchens are the coronary heart of the dwelling and have grow to be significantly open about the final couple decades. Regretably, kitchen area layout has come to be a bit predictable.

The most common strategy is to have 1 big, rectangular island and an L-formed kitchen, but this kitchen area design will take a various tack although remaining open and airy.

The kitchen in TK Design's Sarah house plan


TK Design & Associates' Sarah house plan focusing on the kitchen



Large, arched entrances celebrate arrival into the kitchen area from both sides

The kitchen area is open to the family members room, producing a beautiful house operating entrance to again on this end of the property

C  A beamed cathedral ceiling presents an abundance of quantity that grows the room visually

D  Matching substantial windows above the kitchen sink and in the living area flood the place with all-natural light

A double island delivers a good deal of area region for prepping and serving food items


The kitchen and living space in TK Design's Sarah house plan



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