Kitchen integration

It is not easy to decide whether or not to integrate the kitchen into the living room. If you decide on the latter option, you have to take into account certain factors to make the space practical and cozy. In this article, we tell you what are these key aspects to take into account when making a decision. We hope you find it useful!

Due to the complexity of the decision whether or not to integrate the kitchen, 3 criteria must be taken into account that cannot be applied separately. The criteria must be applied at the same time. Therefore, the professional vision and its possibilities of holistic articulation are the most recommended, in Ark Remodeling Services we are professionals and we will be able to help you to clarify all your doubts.


 Experiential relevance of the operation


It means considering whether the integration of the kitchen to other areas of use of the dwelling is effectively a qualitative leap in the experience, uses, and customs or whether it will be detrimental to the coexistence and development of activities.

Kitchen integration
Constructive relevance of the operation


It means analyzing whether the construction can withstand the removal of walls and boundaries between rooms without presenting risks of stability or overloading of the remaining load-bearing elements. And it also means assessing whether the pipes that change position will perform as efficiently as those in the original situation (slopes, joints, and the possible decrease in pressure due to changes in pipe routing: elbows or more meters of extension).


Kitchen integration

Kitchen with laundry service included


The economic relevance of the operation


It is not so much about whether or not we can afford the work. It is rather the analysis of the “cost-benefit” ratio of the money we plan to invest and the spatial satisfaction we are going to obtain.

Only after passing the evaluation based on these three criteria can we move on to a more refined approach from the design point of view, taking into account these tips:

  • Evaluate the location of ventilation and natural light, countertops, and breakfast areas.
  • Evaluate the distance, step, and clearance zones of the kitchen, dining room, and living room.
  • Evaluate the population at the table, in the living room, and in front of the planned television.
  • Evaluate the visual continuity of the coating and equipment.

Now that you have some ideas of what you want, it’s time to start planning. The next step is to contact us and schedule a free consultation. We can help you figure out the details and get your project started. Don’t wait, submit a free estimate request now or call us at 832-909-7903.