Open kitchen yes or open kitchen no? It is one of the doubts that we are asked many times, on the one hand the idea is very cool, but on the other, sometimes we would like to be able to separate it from the living room ... The owners of this house, located in Barcelona, have solved the problem perfectly. They have reorganized their house to have connected spaces, more spacious and bright, but without giving up the possibility of separating them to enjoy more privacy when they need it.
The project has been developed by Clysa in collaboration with the architect Martí Font and one of its keys is in the impressive sliding door that serves to separate the open kitchen from the access area to the house. The door works as a link between the kitchen and the rest of the house, visually connecting your table with that of the dining room and can be closed and thus becomes a partition that isolates it from other environments.
In particular the kitchen is narrow and elongated but very bright, receives abundant natural light through two large windows and a glazed door that gives access to an outside balcony. This luminosity is enhanced by the white chosen as the main color in walls, ceiling and furniture.
The LINE model kitchen by Santos, Blanco Zeus countertops by Silestone and Ondarreta stools, with structure and upholstered in white, reinforce the feeling of spaciousness and harmony that is pursued for the whole. The gray floor pavement is an interesting counterpoint to the furniture, highlighting its luminosity, and contributing to define the kitchen space since, beyond the sliding door, the entire floor is covered with wood.
In addition to the door, the pine table attached to the island is also one of the undisputed protagonists of this space. The warmth of its finish, as with the shutters and the brick seen from the scrubbing area, stands out in a spectrum marked by light tones, providing the necessary balance to achieve a more welcoming environment.
The preparation and cooking areas are concentrated on the island, along with several storage spaces. We can highlight other details such as Gutmann's recessed ceiling hood.
The rest of the areas are distributed on both sides of the central elements, on the walls located at the ends of the room: the mopping area occupies the closest to the island, while the storage and appliance is located in the closest to the table. The best thing is that this respects a free space around the island and the table, which allows several people to move or work at the same time without bothering.
The equipment is completed with two columns of provisions outside the kitchen, on the other side of the sliding door, a resource that provides extra capacity without betraying the interior design of the house.
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼The truth is that it seems to me an excellent solution. In my case I have an open kitchen, the floor is second-hand and the distribution was already like this, but on several occasions I have thought about the possibility of installing a sliding door of similar characteristics to be able to close the kitchen from time to time.
There are days and times when you like to have it open, because of the connection of the spaces and because everything is wider, but there are other times when I would rather be able to temporarily close and isolate the kitchen from the living room and dining room a slide with these characteristics can be a perfect solution, Don't you think?