The distributions open to the living room are the big winners in the kitchen renovations, like these that gain in space and brightness. Each of these projects coincides in raising the kitchen as the most social area of housing. Its integration, total or partial, to other areas of the house such as the living room, is a clear option. The choice of white furniture and some design piece (armchairs, lamps) and the presence of office are key proposals.
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Interior designer Virginia Gasch of the VgLiving Studio signs this project of open kitchen for which he chose furniture of neutral colors and straight lines, with the absence of handles, and a worktop of little thickness, so that the shelves of thick wood and the decorative bell look more. The space has an office where blue velvet upholstered seats and metal chairs stand out. Photographs, ceramic objects and monstera leaves put the chic touch to the set.
Budget: porcelain floor € 27 / m2; Silestone countertop, € 1,100 and kitchen furniture, € 3,600.
www.vgliving.com2 With charm
Bilbao interior designer José Arroyo likes to work with materials such as brick, concrete, wood and glass; That is why, when an old beam came out in the reform of this kitchen, he knew that he had to put all his effort into rehabilitating and preserving it. And so it was, also giving it its special touch: it was reinforced with glass panels to preserve it over time. Next to it he installed a generous island in broken white, which serves as a work surface and dining table thanks to its high stools. The furniture was all chosen in white and the appliances, except the ovens, were paneled. Another factor in which special emphasis was placed on lighting, since it provides an extra dose of warmth to the interior designer.
Budget: previous actions, € 4,200; masonry, € 4,800; plumbing, € 2,558; electrical installation, € 2,150.
www.josearroyo.com3 Slow deco
This project is part of the integral reform of a house that was carried out by the architects Ana Martín, Nahia Macon and Laura Muñoz, of Emmme Estudio. They divided the diaphanous space into three new areas: kitchen with peninsula, dining room and pantry. In addition, they eliminated a columa that prevented free movement in the work area, leveled the floor that was at two heights and covered it with different materials - laminated in the dining room and ceramic in the cooking zone - and extended the window that communicates with The generous terrace. The peninsula with sink and breakfast bar separates the kitchen from the office.
Budget: reform, furniture and appliances, € 20,000.
www.emmmestudio.com4 Coated paper
This kitchen, also open, is signed by Víctor Zorita, from the interior design and rehabilitation studio Backsteen. The emphasis was placed on the office area, with a table and chairs in white. Victor dared to cover the walls of this area with a floral wallpaper that gives it a romantic and fresh look. On the shelf, a television and two lamps in pistachio green energize the space. The warmth of the environment is provided by the imitation wood floor and the natural fiber lamp suspended on the table.
Budget: wallpaper (€ 50 / roll); porcelain floor (€ 36 / m2).
Paula Rosales, interior designer of the architecture and design studio More & Co, is committed in this case to an independent and renewable space! The windows and mobile panels offer the possibility of linking or insulating the kitchen according to the moment, since Paula chose in this project a glazed enclosure. The dining room claims its space in the kitchen and she transforms it into an island or corner with comfortable padded benches.
As for the cabinets, the modular and customizable designs and the healthy materials, respectful with the environment, are other of their hallmarks embodied here.
Budget: sliding screens translucent with textile glass (€ 400 / m2).