Kitchen Extension in HackneyModern Dining Room, London
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Go half and halfA half-glazed sliding door like this one is a good solution if you’re not sure if you want a doorway or an open-plan layout. This door can be pulled shut to keep the heat in or to provide privacy from the rest of the house when required, but the glazed panel still allows a visual connection, as well as ensuring the dining space remains bright and airy.This is a smart option for a room that connects with a hallway, as each space can borrow light from the other and privacy in a hallway is rarely required.
Create layered viewsWhen thinking through ideas for opening up your interior, look for opportunities to set up views with ‘layers’. The home in this image illustrates the ‘layer’ idea well, as you can see across a dining area (layer one), through a kitchen area (layer two) to a garden beyond (layer three). These ‘layers’ gives an illusion of much greater space and depth than would otherwise be felt.