Thoughts for Much better Layout in Open-Strategy Kitchen/Residing Areas

The kitchen area is almost universally regarded as the focal point of our homes. And due to the fact it is where absolutely everyone appears to congregate, the place need to function not only as a meals preparing location but also as the hub of activity for relatives and mates. 

Although the modern tendency to merge the kitchen, dining, and living parts into fundamentally a single big house remains preferred, some refined adjustments are being regarded as. To minimize the sounds and visible litter of the kitchen area, nearby living rooms are getting to be additional outlined with varying ceiling heights and comprehensive-height walls. One more structure tactic includes a “back” or “messy” kitchen that gives enough counter area and cupboard storage and usually has an excess sink, dishwasher, and probably some tiny appliances. 

Of system, roomy pantries and accessibility to outside entertaining regions keep on to be significant on buyers’ want lists—all of which our design crew provides in homes ranging from a renovated single-family device to an hooked up townhome.


Westerly Leading Selection, Plan 6150 

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

Proportions: Width: 50 ft / Depth: 75 ft / Living space: 3,982 sf

Built with link and entertainment in mind, this kitchen delivers huge on both fronts although working as the coronary heart of the household.

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


The L-formed residing configuration, with the eating to the side (demonstrated in photograph, previously mentioned) and the dwelling area to the rear, destinations the kitchen at the centre of the motion and serves as the life-style hub, no subject the event.

Seating is offered on two sides of the island to support aid dialogue, so whether it is casual eating or hosting a cocktail celebration, this kitchen has you covered. 

A “back” kitchen area functions as an excess get the job done station/tech room or filthy/catering kitchen and offers a big wander-in pantry for a variety of storage demands.

Westerly Premier Collection, Plan 6150 kitchen design by DTJ Design

A  10-by-5-foot island with seating

B  Wander-in pantry/Costco closet

C  Again kitchen/flex area provides overall flexibility for a range of lifestyle needs

Barn doorway supplies privateness in the again kitchen (images, below) for getting a phone or hiding dirty 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, good [email protected], 818.929.4046

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

The property owners, a young family, had outgrown their cramped, century-outdated, 1,400-sq.-foot hillside bungalow in the coveted Silver Lake area of Los Angeles. The principal ambitions of the renovation had been to develop a kitchen that would be the middle of lifestyle in the residence and major visitor suites.

Studio Pressman Silver Lake residence kitchen remodel
The kitchen area and eating areas get abundant organic mild from many skylights. / Images: Sara Tramp, Tramp Studio

While the present residence experienced just a handful of Spanish touches—a stucco complete and a number of terra-cotta, barrel roof tiles—the immediate neighborhood experienced quite a few illustrations of Mission-model architecture. In homage, the rework added time period detailing though preserving the negligible, volumetric simplicity of the California Mission model.

Cautious rearrangement of the current interior partition walls and a 900-square-foot, two-tale addition on the aspect of the household gave the clientele a most important suite, visitor suite, and the roomy eat-in kitchen area they ideal.

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 produces an inviting approach to the expansive kitchen area

B  The 360-sq.-foot kitchen attributes two large skylights, wooden French doorways, casement windows, and wooden flooring in a chevron pattern 

C  The island’s vast-plank oak major is an inviting space for relaxed loved ones foods and research, though an inset cupboard next to the refrigerator cleverly conceals a tiny walk-in pantry

French doors open to the 190-sq.-foot lined terrace

A skylight-lit stair potential customers to lessen-degree residing areas and the rear garden


DESIGNER: Mike Latimer, TK Design & Associates, [email protected], 248.446.1960

Proportions: Width: 102 toes / Depth: 75 ft /Dwelling region: 3,480 sf

Kitchens are the coronary heart of the dwelling and have turn out to be increasingly open in excess of the past several many years. Regretably, kitchen area design has become a little bit predictable.

The most common tactic is to have just one large, rectangular island and an L-shaped kitchen area, but this kitchen area layout can take a diverse tack though remaining open and airy.

The kitchen in TK Design's Sarah house plan


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



Broad, arched entrances rejoice arrival into the kitchen from both sides

The kitchen is open up to the family members area, building a lovely house working entrance to back on this conclusion of the property

C  A beamed cathedral ceiling gives an abundance of volume that grows the house visually

D  Matching huge windows above the kitchen area sink and in the living place flood the place with purely natural light-weight

A double island presents a good deal of surface area place for prepping and serving food


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