Few people want their kitchen completely closed off from the dining room, but not everyone wants the two spaces to be completely open to each other either. This plan finds a good middle ground, using a dividing wall to set a clear boundary between the kitchen and dining room while maintaining some openness in the 18x12 footprint.
The dividing wall, which holds the dishwasher, extends from an L-shape perimeter. One leg of the L is home to the refrigerator and range, while the other provides prep space around the sink, highlighted by angled windows. The dividing wall extends to the ceiling, but it includes a large pass-through to the dining room in the middle as well as two-way cabinets on either end.
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