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Kitchen / Diner Space Saving and Living Tips

Extending dining table

Living in a studio apartment or an open plan space has many features and benefits – the open space feels modern, stylish and more spacious than having walls taking up precious square inches. However, if you would like to create more of a division between your kitchen and living space, there are ways to do this without having to build walls. Read on to find our kitchen/diner space saving and living tips.

Use Dividers to Transform Your Space

To create a space between your kitchen and living space, why not try dividers? These are perfect if you don’t like an audience while your cooking, and can make your home feel more structured. Better yet, why not use a storage unit or a bookcase to separate the two spaces, giving you more room to store your belongings. As they are completely detached from anything, you don’t have to have them up at all times, so you can keep your space open plan when you want to.

If you live in a studio apartment where your living space is also your sleeping space, why not take a look at our Loft Ventura Bed with Sofa. These clever beds can work as a divider to separate your space, as well as being a sofa and a bed. This is a fantastic way to transform your space from living room to bedroom, to differentiate between day and night and save you space.

Extendable Dinner Tables and Folding Chairs to Entertain Guests and Save Space

If you want to create a dining space to entertain guests, but don’t want to take up room with permanent furniture, why not invest in a space saving dining table and foldable chairs. A stylish dining table that can fold out from the wall, like our extending dining table that can transform  from a little desk to a 10 seater dining table, is the perfect way to save space and entertain guests. Or why not take a look at our bookcase with dinner table, which is a fantastic way to create more storage and save more space, as your dinner table cleverly slides out from the bookcase. You can keep crockery and glasses on the bookcase, ready for any guests you invite round for dinner and choose from a variety of colours to suit your space.

Add in a Breakfast Bar to keep your Kitchen and Living Room Separate but tied together

Another fun way to separate the space without losing your open plan feature is a breakfast bar. This is a great way to add more seating space and also table space to your home, which can also be perfect for guests and allows extra room for cooking and baking in your kitchen. This can help keep your kitchen and living room a little bit separate without putting up a wall or divider.

Use Extractor Fans and Air Purifiers to keep Cooking Smells Away

If you love to cook at home, you will know how easily cooking smells make their way around your home, getting into furniture, clothing and more. This can be a bit of an issue for open plan spaces, as the cooking smells will be stronger. If your oven doesn’t have an extractor fan, it might be worth investing in an air purifier to use while you cook, to keep the room smelling fresh. This way you can cook delicious dishes without worrying about the lingering cooking smells getting into your favourite new coat that’s hung on the front door.

Keep It Open Plan and Spacious

There’s also nothing wrong with keeping your space completely open plan. If you’re struggling for table top space for cooking, why not look at adding a kitchen island to your kitchen/diner, to give you more space to plate up your meals or bake a delicious cake. These can also come with storage space for pots and pans or a cutlery drawer, as well as helping to tie the room together.

There are many ways to transform your kitchen/diner and find ways to keep the two areas separate while also saving space. Whether you choose to use separators or leave your space open plan, you can use clever furniture to make the space work for you. Find our full range of kitchen/living room furniture here.

Here at Babateen, we specialise in space saving bedroom furniture. Particularly Wall beds, also known as Murphy beds. Custom made wardrobes and home office solutions are also part of our expertise.

Did You Know?

We offer FREE Design Consultations.
You can book yours today! Simply drop your phone number below and we will be in touch with you shortly.

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Kitchen / Diner Space Saving and Living Tips

Extending dining table

Living in a studio apartment or an open plan space has many features and benefits – the open space feels modern, stylish and more spacious than having walls taking up precious square inches. However, if you would like to create more of a division between your kitchen and living space, there are ways to do this without having to build walls. Read on to find our kitchen/diner space saving and living tips.

Use Dividers to Transform Your Space

To create a space between your kitchen and living space, why not try dividers? These are perfect if you don’t like an audience while your cooking, and can make your home feel more structured. Better yet, why not use a storage unit or a bookcase to separate the two spaces, giving you more room to store your belongings. As they are completely detached from anything, you don’t have to have them up at all times, so you can keep your space open plan when you want to.

If you live in a studio apartment where your living space is also your sleeping space, why not take a look at our Loft Ventura Bed with Sofa. These clever beds can work as a divider to separate your space, as well as being a sofa and a bed. This is a fantastic way to transform your space from living room to bedroom, to differentiate between day and night and save you space.

Extendable Dinner Tables and Folding Chairs to Entertain Guests and Save Space

If you want to create a dining space to entertain guests, but don’t want to take up room with permanent furniture, why not invest in a space saving dining table and foldable chairs. A stylish dining table that can fold out from the wall, like our extending dining table that can transform  from a little desk to a 10 seater dining table, is the perfect way to save space and entertain guests. Or why not take a look at our bookcase with dinner table, which is a fantastic way to create more storage and save more space, as your dinner table cleverly slides out from the bookcase. You can keep crockery and glasses on the bookcase, ready for any guests you invite round for dinner and choose from a variety of colours to suit your space.

Add in a Breakfast Bar to keep your Kitchen and Living Room Separate but tied together

Another fun way to separate the space without losing your open plan feature is a breakfast bar. This is a great way to add more seating space and also table space to your home, which can also be perfect for guests and allows extra room for cooking and baking in your kitchen. This can help keep your kitchen and living room a little bit separate without putting up a wall or divider.

Use Extractor Fans and Air Purifiers to keep Cooking Smells Away

If you love to cook at home, you will know how easily cooking smells make their way around your home, getting into furniture, clothing and more. This can be a bit of an issue for open plan spaces, as the cooking smells will be stronger. If your oven doesn’t have an extractor fan, it might be worth investing in an air purifier to use while you cook, to keep the room smelling fresh. This way you can cook delicious dishes without worrying about the lingering cooking smells getting into your favourite new coat that’s hung on the front door.

Keep It Open Plan and Spacious

There’s also nothing wrong with keeping your space completely open plan. If you’re struggling for table top space for cooking, why not look at adding a kitchen island to your kitchen/diner, to give you more space to plate up your meals or bake a delicious cake. These can also come with storage space for pots and pans or a cutlery drawer, as well as helping to tie the room together.

There are many ways to transform your kitchen/diner and find ways to keep the two areas separate while also saving space. Whether you choose to use separators or leave your space open plan, you can use clever furniture to make the space work for you. Find our full range of kitchen/living room furniture here.

Here at Babateen, we specialise in space saving bedroom furniture. Particularly Wall beds, also known as Murphy beds. Custom made wardrobes and home office solutions are also part of our expertise.

Did You Know?

We offer FREE Design Consultations.
You can book yours today! Simply drop your phone number below and we will be in touch with you shortly.

Discover more