Kitchens and Living Room Combos
Combine two spaces--the kitchen and living room--for convenience, comfort, and open space.
The Right Ingredients
Part of what makes the multiuse room work is the materials.
Create visual unity: The cream-colored cabinets in this kitchen are matched by another set at one end of the family room, tying the two areas together. Antique heart-pine floors are laid throughout. A khaki color on the walls enhances the light atmosphere.
Define space with strong details: Because the space is so large, it allows for a substantial island that visually divides the room. The piece, painted black, provides the counter-space that most cooks only dream about, but it doesn’t skimp on details such as carved legs. Armoire-style cabinetry in an alcove between the kitchen and formal dining room has the same rich black finish.
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