Pass-Through Ideas for Your Kitchen
Kitchen Layouts in 2014 Custom Homes
A modern kitchen pass-through - once used as a space to pass dishes into the formal dining room - now serves an additional purpose as a way to maintain an open concept feel by increasing visibility between rooms.
While kitchen pass-throughs were once small spaces (think of a mid-twentieth century diner-style service wall), they are now designed as full-height openings or large archways.
A pass-through can be added to almost any kitchen layout. See 7 kitchen pass through designs in these 2014 custom homes.
Kitchen pass-through ideas: Opening from the kitchen to sun room
Pass throughs now link the kitchen to many different types of rooms, not just the formal dining. In this home, a pass-through opens the kitchen to the sun room.
This kitchen also has an island, with views into the two story living room.
Kitchen pass-through ideas: Arched cut-out from the kitchen to living room
An arched opening above the kitchen sink keeps conversation going, no matter what kitchen tasks are underway, while still leaving multiple options for furniture placement and traffic flow.
Kitchen pass-through ideas: Kitchen bar with pass-through
This pass-through design is wider and taller than traditional designs - with wall sconces added to the sides of the opening to light up the space and add character.
Kitchen pass-through ideas: Added depth
A framed wall encases this arched pass-through, creating space for eating bar stools.
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A small wall column divides the pass through and breakfast bar in this custom home kitchen - providing a space to for upper cabinets and giving the kitchen more distinct dimensions.
Kitchen pass-through ideas: Open, angled kitchen bar
This home demonstrates a modern take on kitchen pass-throughs with an angled kitchen bar extending into the living room.
The arched opening above this pass-through extends the full length of the breakfast room.
Kitchen pass-through ideas: Modern pass-through design
Here is another example of a more modern pass-through design, with a long bar set into the living room wall.
An archway extends from the breakfast wall, over the eating bar, to create continuity between rooms.
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