We have been looking at ways to achieve a minimal look in open plan kitchen diners, through utilising all surface area and incorporating multi-purpose functionality. The immediate challenge of an open plan kitchen diner is brining two spaces together to work as one coherent scheme. A clever use of materials can make a big difference to the overall look and feel. Here are a handful of easy ways to add sliding doors into your open-plan kitchen diner design, while still leaving the space feeling clean and put together.




This kitchen space has a wooden panel sliding system allowing a constant connection between kitchen and dining in a discrete fashion, which adds elegance to the space. Using the same material for the sliding system and floors creates a peppermint connection between the two. When the sliding doors are left open the space becomes one space and the space can be closed away with no interruptions.

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Attain a changeable kitchen with contrasting colours and materials. A floor to ceiling sliding door mechanism will allows you to use a bold colour that can be completely tucked away for a minimal feel and opened for a more engaging space.

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Stainless steel sliding doors have been used in this kitchen to obtain a sleek and polished look whilst light bouncing off the surfaces creates the illusion of a larger space.

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If you like the idea of having easy access to your cooking ingredients but want the flexibility of closing them away from time to time, then a sliding storage system should be considered. This type of system will keep your open plan kitchen dining area looking neat and well-kept; add contrast to the rest of the space by introducing an additional material.

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A good idea is to utilise the space behind your sink for extra storage if you have the scope to do so. This can be achieved by using a sliding system to shut it off when it’s not being used to maintain a tidy space.

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If you would like further assistance for your home renovation please feel free to contact Amberth here to talk to a member of the team. Alternatively, call us on 02073548958.  We hope this has given you inspiration about your home renovations and for more home renovation ideas read  top 5 materials to use for your kitchen worktop.