Framed by cabinetry and moldings, this Craftsman-style pass-through creates the impression of a piece of freestanding furniture.
A simple pass-through adds a functional dimension and architectural interest to what otherwise would have been a big, blank wall, and enhances seating space to boot.
Not only does this pass-through connect the kitchen and dining area, but it also offers a glimpse of vibrant blue cabinetry that wakes up the neutral palette. The effect is almost like a piece of artwork in the center of a white frame.
An arched surround lends a graceful note to this pass-through and offsets the boxiness of the cabinetry that frames it.
A recessed pass-through like this one would be a cinch to add between wall studs. It makes compact kitchen and dining areas look larger than they really are.
Pass-throughs not only provide a link between the kitchen and another space, but they also can help to balance a room's architectural profile. This one offsets the open doorway on the right and smoothes out the flow.
For extra flexibility, think about outfitting a pass-through with windows that you can open and close as your needs demand.