4 Ways to Separate Your Living Room, Dining Room, and Kitchen

Want to separate the rooms in your home but don't know how? We'll explain some practical ideas today on separating your living room, dining room and kitchen.
4 Ways to Separate Your Living Room, Dining Room, and Kitchen

Last update: 06 June, 2023

There are many homes that have a combined living room, dining room, and kitchen. These spaces give homes more visual space and better movement. However, sometimes you need to know how to separate the rooms to give each its own space, dividing them from each other.

Today, we’ll show you 4 practical ways to separate your living room, dining room, and kitchen from each other. We’ll also fill you in on the advantages that room divisions have for your home.

Advantages of separating the different areas

Room division advantages

While the ideal is having a home that offers plenty of space for sectioning off different areas, you can also do this for smaller spaces as well. The biggest advantages of creating different sections in your home are the following:

  • Each room has its own space and more intimacy.
  • Distinguishing the different activities in each room.
  • Cooking without leaving the rest of your home to smell like food.
  • Sectioning off and identifying the living room, dining room, and kitchen as different spaces.

In light of these advantages, we’d like to show you some original and practical ideas to separate these three spaces in your home.

How to separate your living room, dining room, and kitchen

We’ll show you some different ways that you can try to separate the areas in your home. You could use doors, windows, walls, furniture and many other things. In addition, you could also completely or partially enclose the areas if you want to totally separate them or you can choose to keep them conjoined.

1. Sliding doors

Sliding doors are getting more and more popular for home interiors. You can use these doors to separate your living room, dining room, and kitchen easily.

If you want, you can divide these three spaces by putting in sliding doors. Or, you could keep your kitchen and dining room connected while installing a sliding door to divide them from the living room. Choose whichever option that best suits the needs of your home.

Aside from its simplicity and options, there are all kinds of different designs and materials to choose from when you pick out a sliding door.

Depending on the overall look of your home, you might want to try a wooden farmhouse style door. This look will nail the decor for rustic homes or those with a classic design.

If that’s not for you, metal sliding doors are great for homes that have an industrial look where metal plays a starring role. Lastly, you could also try glass sliding doors if your home is more modern or minimalist. Using sliding doors will enable you to close off but still integrate the rooms. Choose the style that attracts you the most and divide up your home with style.

2. Enclose your kitchen in glass

Another gorgeous and practical idea is partially enclosing your kitchen with windows.

This is a wonderful idea for separating rooms, but not completely. You’d be able to see your dining room through the glass. And, if you like, you could also partially enclose your kitchen in an L-shape. Should you have an island, an idea to try is using some sash windows on its front end. The windows would give you a direct view of the dining room.

3. Install a breakfast bar

Breakfast bars are also another great idea for partially dividing the kitchen and dining room. On top of that, they have two functions – they separate spaces and also serve as a countertop. So, with a breakfast bar, you could both connect and partially separate your dining room and kitchen.

4. Sectioning off smaller areas

In smaller homes, dividing up the areas for the living room, dining room and kitchen is a harder task because there are fewer options for projects and installations. But we have some practical ideas to get the job done.

Dividing panels

You can use dividing panels throughout your home. These panels will help you separate your living room from your dining room while keeping your kitchen connected to the dining room. You can use them however you like to suit your needs.

Panels come in a huge variety of original designs and materials. You can install fixed ones or use ones those that can be moved from one place to another.

Room division small

Using furniture to separate areas

Another idea for sectioning off the rooms in a smaller home is using furniture. For example, you could create a huge library in your living room. The library could separate your living room from the dining room while providing storage space. With the bookshelves, you’ll have created your own original wall to separate the rooms and store objects.

As you’ve read in our post today, there are so many ways to separate your living room, dining room, and kitchen. You just need to think about the options, the space in your home and which rooms that you want to separate. You can create actual rooms and sectioned off spaces in your home to enjoy the different activities that you can do in each room of your home.