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Let’s try something different: A kitchen and dining area to share

Step into a communal kitchen that does it all. Filled with laughter, flavours and personal touches, it’s still a practical, hard-working space with all the equipment and room needed to get the dinner party started.

Three laughing women around a dining table laid with ENTUSIASM bowls, SÄLLSKAPLIG wine glasses and a carafe.
Three laughing women around a dining table laid with ENTUSIASM bowls, SÄLLSKAPLIG wine glasses and a carafe.

Making space for everyone

Conflicting timetables and dietary requirements can often make a communal kitchen a difficult space to manage. Not here! A cooking roster means everyone plays a part; and designated drawers and shelves give each housemate a space to fill with their own treats.

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A kitchen sink with a brass DELSJÖN kitchen mixer tap with a vase of fresh pink and purple flowers on the counter.
A STORSLINGA LED 8-armed chandelier illuminating a dining area with an ASKERSUND dark brown kitchen in the background.
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Chop, sizzle and spice

Is there anything quite as lovely as coming home to something delicious baking or bubbling away in the kitchen? Home to three keen cooks, this kitchen is used to its full potential. Coming from different parts of the world, there is always a variety of flavours to be discovered in their spice rack.

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A wooden kitchen counter with a metallic pot with lid, a grater and a glass VARDAGEN jar with pasta nests.
A bamboo KLOCKREN steamer filled with wantons, next to a set of grey GLADELIG bowls, chopsticks and a tea towel.
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Down to the very last fork

While hooks, rails and fresh flowers make for a relaxed and lived-in look, every item has a designated home. Drawer organisers give crockery and cutlery a permanent address, kitchen trolleys get wheeled around, and clear glass storage containers mean leftovers are packed away and nothing gets forgotten at the back of the fridge.

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An ASKERSUND dark brown kitchen with a blue-green tiled wall, TÄLLBYN pendant lamps and a worktop with kitchen accessories.
An open drawer revealing an UPPDATERA cutlery tray filled with cutlery including forks, wooden chopsticks and spoons.
Two food-filled IKEA 365+ food containers with lids on top of one another on a wooden worktop, with a grater to the right.
A bamboo KLOCKREN steamer behind three IKEA 365+ food containers with lids in bamboo and a tea towel on a wooden surface.
An UPPDATERA cutlery caddy filled with black cutlery on a wooden surface in front of a blue-green tiled wall.
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A green KONSTFULL vase on a worktop next to an open UTRUSTA pull-out work surface with a brown paper bag on top.
In a smaller space, something as simple as an UTRUSTA pull-out work surface can change the game. There when you need it, hidden away when you don’t.

Hans BlomquistInterior designer

Essentials for tapas with friends

Chop, slice and serve up a delicious evening of snacks for your nearest and dearest with just a few essentials at your disposal.

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Mix it all together

In this home the kitchen flows seamlessly into the dining area, creating an open, social space. So, no matter who is on kitchen duty, they can still be part of the fun while cooking up a feast.

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A brown REGISSÖR glass-door cabinet in a dining area with one door ajar housing a collection of crockery and glassware.
A table laid with blue earthenware STRIMMIG bowl and plates on a seagrass LÄTTAD place mat with glassware.
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Season with pinches of personality

Living with others is about more than just sharing space: it means sharing parts of yourself, your history, and the things that bring you joy. Here, three friends have intermingled their taste and belongings—this is not just a shared apartment, it is very much a home.

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A black KONSTFULL vase of dandelions atop five stacked blue earthenware STRIMMIG plates on a wooden surface.
A black ODGER chair, surrounded by framed art on the walls, a folded TERJE chair and potted plants on the windowsill above.
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