For zoning kitchen it is important that the dimensions of the room allows two full zones. If square feet is not enough, then you should consider combining the kitchen and living room.
Zoning the kitchen and living room: physical boundaries
One of the simplest and most functional ways of zoning the kitchen and living room is a wet bar. Chairs must be facing the field of cooking that allows the household to meals both at the Desk and in the dining area. However, the bar allows you to hide from view all household utensils.
More expensive solution – different floor height. In this case, the floor of the kitchen area is raised with a solid podium, and in the dining room – remains the same.
Zoning kitchen: decorative techniques
Without any physical boundaries zoning can be done using contrasting colors. The bright colors of the kitchen area will look good on the background of a deeper color scheme of the dining room.
Additionally you can experiment in the use of different materials. For example, the kitchen flooring can use tiles. In turn, the floor in the dining area can be covered with carpet or parquet floors. So without any cumbersome constructions in the territory of the kitchen and dining room are separated.
However, to create a boundary between the areas gives a contrasting lighting solution. In this case, you should decide on which of the sites will require more light. Most often the choice falls on the cooking area. In this case, on the kitchen side of the room is set intense chandelier with multiple bulbs. In turn, the dining areas are set spotlights that allow you to create a cozy twilight, good for family dinners and romantic dinners.