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​10 ingenious sliding doors for your kitchen

Johannes van Graan Johannes van Graan
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The design of the kitchen has seen quite the change in the past few decades – where it used to be hidden out of sight and used only for cooking and washing up, it has now become one of the home’s prime socialising spots. And why not, seeing as kitchens, especially in open-plan layouts, can be styled up for not only cooking and baking, but also comfy seating, elegant dining, etc.

And speaking of open-plan layouts, today we have a look at sliding doors, because sometimes you just want to shut off that cooking space from the adjoining seating- and/or dining zone – but only temporary, of course!

1. Glass doors still ensure a visual link with the adjoining rooms.

2. How about this wooden beauty? Looks like it could be kitchen cabinetry, doesn’t it?

3. Nothing wrong with some classic style, detailed wooden frames and stained glass.

4. Frosted glass ensures a touch of mystery – just what is cooking behind those doors?

5. Glass doors and windows ensure a completely transparent separator between kitchens and adjoining spaces – perfect for large rooms.

6. Who says you can’t dabble in a bit of colour with your sliding doors?

West London house Viewport Studio Sliding doors
Viewport Studio

West London house

Viewport Studio

7. Light wooden frames complementing the furniture ensure a stylish touch in this instance.

簡潔明亮的廚房與精緻可愛的餐廳由收合自如的拉門阻隔廚房的意味與油煙 弘悅國際室內裝修有限公司 Asian style kitchen Wood Wood effect
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簡潔明亮的廚房與精緻可愛的餐廳由收合自如的拉門阻隔廚房的意味與油煙

弘悅國際室內裝修有限公司

8. Frosted glass and black frames bring about a modern-meets-industrial design.

9. Even the country style can be made that much more charming with some sliding doors. We love this soft neutral colour scheme!

​10. Don’t forget that glass doors also help light to travel between rooms…

We have some more Creative kitchen ideas to choose from!

… but don't forget your sliding doors to the patio…

Sliding kitchen doors can be a great way to separate the living room and kitchen, as we've seen. But remember that you can install some beautiful sliding doors in your kitchen to access the patio! This is a great idea whether you're living alone, with kids, or with pets — easy access to the yard will make everything easier. Our professionals have great ideas for how to incorporate sliding doors in your plan.

… and kitchen sliding doors can be great for balconies as well!

Sliding doors for the kitchen add light, as we've seen above, and also add a wonderful way to enjoy a cool spring breeze. Whether you have a patio, an entire yard, or a small balcony, you'll be welcoming the ability to open a door and let in some fresh air. For a minimalistic, open space, try installing glass doors throughout your home.


Still stuck on how to separate the living room from the kitchen? We've cherry-picked a few ideas for you.

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