The union of the kitchen and the living room in the same environment, also commonly known as a “great room”, can be a comfortable space in which to organize family gatherings. Combining the kitchen, living room and dining room creates an open and flexible, but also presents some special challenges design. You can successfully remodel a room that contains the kitchen and the living room without feeling that is cavernous and impersonal space.
Paint the room with a neutral color and continued to give unity to the environment, but choose a wall that stands out, to call attention to the focal point of the room. The focal point can be a great fireplace, any other detail architectural significance or a decorative object as a dramatic picture. Paint the wall behind this picture of a bold color.
Replaces the current floor of a material that is consistent throughout the space. Choose a material that works well for the kitchen, consider the possibilities of getting wet, and give a comfortable and warm look to the living room. Wood planks are a popular choice, so are the tiles. Both materials are durable and easy to clean and attractive. Put rugs in certain areas to define smaller spaces, such as under the dining room table and under the sofa and chairs in the living room.
Use lighting to subdivide the large space and define their independent functions. Put lamps hanging on the kitchen island, a chandelier over the dining table and install recessed lights or a panel of independent lights evenly illuminate the living room.
Install a range hood over the oven to remove fumes generated by cooking. When your kitchen is in a shared environment, these odors tend to permeate all space. However, an exhaust fan will help alleviate some of these problems.