Open floor plans and generous room concepts are nowadays totally trendy. In doing so, the kitchen, dining room and living room blend into one another and form a single room. However, it also has disadvantages such as eating smells, which lead many builders to separate the open kitchen from the living room. The solution: a room divider, which provides both a clear separation of the individual functional areas , as well as optical clarity. However, if you do not want to do without the airy feeling of living and the light, you can opt for a glass partition.
Cut open kitchen with glass wall
Glass sliding doors are popular room dividers if you want to separate open kitchen from the living room. So you keep the view, but banishes unwanted odors behind closed doors. Today, however, we offer you a few ideas which are perfectly suited to the industrial style: partition walls made of black steel and glass á la factory windows.
Open kitchen into a private room
Black powder-painted steel and glass mate with airy room dividers and provide the perfect symbiosis of an airy ambience and a quiet living area. They are inspired from old industrial windows and remind us of generous lofts. A filigree partition made of narrow metal rungs and glass forms spaces in rooms without restricting the airy feeling of living.
Partition inspired by old industrial windows
These partition walls are made of black steel and glass, both in spacious loft apartments and in small apartments. In small apartments, where every square meter counts, bulky room dividers are counterproductive.
Half of the wall sets limits
With a free-standing glass wall, the living area can be zoned very effectively. It clearly sets limits without hermetically sealing the rest of the kitchen. Even if half the wall reaches from the floor to the ceiling, it has the function of a screen.
Glass walls are a nice variant, if the kitchen masters nevertheless want to participate in the entertainment and the remaining happenings in the living room. If the door is closed, noise and odors from the kitchen can not penetrate into the living area.
The partition can also be retrofitted
If it is too much steamed and smoky in the kitchen, the residents can simply close the door. The chef nevertheless has visual contact with the family or guests. This variant can also be retrofitted. The elements are made to measure and then securely anchored in the floor and ceiling.
With steel-glass walls, new light conditions are created in the living area
The clear filigree structures make the steel-glass combination so special and not the materials themselves. In the interplay with glass, steel is again light.
Various types of doors are available
Doors can be distinguished according to the way in which they open and close. In addition to the most frequently used stops, there are still hinged doors, sliding doors and folding doors. Consider which opening mechanism is most suitable, because there is a suitable door for every requirement.
Door with lateral axis of rotation
The revolving door is a type of door that rarely occurs in residential areas. Extremely wide doors with a lateral axis of rotation are gaining in popularity nowadays in designer houses and attract all eyes.
Wing doors are not suitable for small apartments
The desire for transparency and openness is also met by two-winged interior doors. When both wings are opened, the living areas merge with each other. If you are looking for suitable doors for your small apartment, you will ideally want to do without wing doors – prefer sliding or folding doors.
Folding doors of glass and steel
The folding doors allow a wide opening with their folding elements and are therefore perfect for small apartments. Walls made of visible stone spray the harsh charm of old workshops and mate perfectly with the black-steel glass partition walls.
Sliding glass doors
Sliding doors are, of course, the most elegant way to separate open kitchen from the living room. They are narrow, practical and easy to install. If you prefer a separate dining room or a quiet place, you can simply move in a sliding door.
Patterned glass sliding doors
Sliding doors made of transparent glass enable light to flow freely in all rooms. The high light permeability ensures a pleasant atmosphere and gives the room more size and transparency. If you prefer beautiful patterns and playful ornaments, you can go back to glass decors. These opaque films in the milk glass optics offer optimum visibility with minimum loss of light.
Glass with different surface finishes
If you want to create an invisible environment without losing the light, you can also opt for glazed elements with a structured surface.
Staircase made of black structural steel
Steel, iron and aluminum give your home the perfect industrial look. The black metal rungs mate with a solid staircase construction and the robust stainless steel worktop. When combined with wood, the metal is more comfortable.
Various floor coverings
If you want to separate the open kitchen from the living room visually, you can also work with different flooring: tiles for kitchen, parquet for the living room. With the growing popularity of the industrial style, concrete floors have also become cool.
For one-room apartments, residents face the same challenge: How can one integrate the bed in the living area? Behind such room dividers in the style of a factory window you can create a separate sleeping area. For more peace and privacy you have to think about hanging curtains, which you can pull if necessary.
Steel windows on semi-high walls
Steel windows can be placed on semi-high walls in such a way that a separated kitchen in L-shape is created. If one wants to use the industrial style in the kitchen, one should be careful, because the color palette of this style could be a bit bleak.
Separate open kitchen optically
Views and views and at the same time a separate retreat is also in this apartment. Through the selection of materials, the kitchen is also visually separated from the living area: in one room the use of wood is used, in the other is placed on concrete look and leather.
Plants behind glass
When it comes to separating individual areas from each other loosely, plants are a good choice. The green roommates set lively accents and can hide an untidy working surface. It is particularly interesting when the tall tubers are closed in a glass box.
Console as a breakfast bar in the living room
A window instead of a wall in the interior between the kitchen and the dining room separates and connects at the same time. The view can no longer wander freely over all surfaces. A display case in similar style also offers storage space.
Showcase in combination with a half wall
Wooden partition and glass partition
Sprouting windows also have a certain charm and are often referred to as historic windows. Such windows with rungs can function as room dividers and convey a classic look. Sprouting windows are usually made of wood, plastic and aluminum.
Partition of old sprout windows
Those who like to realize DIY projects or give new life to old things would find this idea interesting. A dividing wall, which provides light and structure at the same time, has been assembled from nine old sprout windows.
French doors in the country kitchen
Sliding doors with rungs and glass panels fit perfectly to a country-style décor. The sprouts can be lacquered with wood decor or white and give the door an elegant and unique look.
Wall partition made to measure
For a door manufacturer, you can inquire whether you are allowed to design your own wall. This way, you can choose the right frame, door panel and sprout at your choice.
Vertical or horizontal rungs?
How many sprouts your sliding door should have is entirely up to you. Horizontal rungs emphasize the width, while vertical divisions make the doors look higher and narrower.
Country kitchen and living room with industrial flair
Such dividing walls with rungs fit perfectly to the lovely country house style, this example shows. The designer separated the kitchen from the living room and quoted their look also at the fronts of the kitchens. The subtle mix of styles in the kitchen mutates into bright colors in blue tones in the living area. The tripod lamp in industrial design finds its ideal place next to the sofa.
Subtle style mix and beautiful color palette