“Take…”, these are the words with which the recipes in many cookbooks begin. But these words also apply to many a kitchen enlargement. Then it’s not about sugar and flour, potatoes and carrots, but about rooms, square meters, and often sledgehammers. Many examples from the decorating professionals show how small kitchen units can be turned into spacious eat-in kitchens. We picked six.
Vegetables Are Bathing Here Now
In an old building, a small, closed kitchen has expanded into a kitchen-living room. To do this, the bathroom had to retreat to what the experts put into the darkest corner, and the pantry disappeared entirely.
If you look closely, you can see the traces of the change in the floor and ceiling: the new floorboards below, the suspended ceiling above. However, much more noticeable now is that daylight penetrates through the newly composed room into the hallway.
Pushed Into the Bathroom
The bathroom gave a generous amount of square meters to the kitchen. The tall cupboard moves into the space that was previously occupied by the washbasin and the like. Also, the kitchen island and cabinets extend into the dining area. The former separating wall between the kitchen and dining room was torn down during the apartment’s renovation.
Give Space Instead of Taking
In a maisonette, the kitchen and stairs go hand in hand – or rather step in step. The Interior designer placed the new folded staircase on top of the kitchen fittings during the renovation. This makes optimal use of the space under the stairs. Basically, no space was cut off to enlarge the kitchen. The available space was better used.
The couple decided that the kitchen workspace was definitely too small. Therefore, the living companions expanded into the adjoining study and combined the two small chambers to form a bright kitchen-cum-living room. There is no longer a separate study on the old building’s ground floor, but that is also unnecessary.
Open Next Door
In this old building, the entire floor plan has been rearranged. The kitchen has gained space because an open living, cooking, and dining area has been created. Three functional areas are now housed in two rooms. And have also found space for a small pantry.
It is impossible to clearly state which room has been given a piece with this ground-floor apartment. Because after the walls had been removed from the apartment, which was just twenty-five square meters in size, a large room remained. All functional areas are housed here.
The bathroom is separated by a swing door, and the sleeping area is separated by a folding door. So the kitchen always shares its space with the dining area alone, and sometimes with the rest – or is it the other way around?