Hatch closed or open design

The design of a hatch reaches from open wall holes to one or both sides closable flap or Schiebefronten. If the hatch leads to the kitchen, an odor barrier is always recommended. Depending on your personal taste, opaque or transparent filling materials can be used.


A hatch is structurally comparable to a window. A surrounding frame forms the frame and veneer strips cover the joints to the masonry. The frame can run in the same execution around the breakthrough. Since the hatch is often used between kitchen and dining area, should be considered in the planning of a shutdown function.

The lower horizontal frame insert may be widened in one or both directions, similar to a window sill. On the wall mounted shelves in horizontal flight with the hatch fulfill the same function. If hired furniture is an auxiliary function for the shutdown of passages, the height should be considered. When you build yourself a hatch with kitchen connection, a height difference of at most five centimeters to an adjacent worktop is recommended.

closure techniques

If a hatch is to be closed, some factors have to be taken into account during planning and questions must be answered:

  • Is the "normal state" of the hatch closed or open?
  • Is the space sufficient for flaps or swing doors?
  • Should the closed hatch be opaque?
  • Is an odor-tight seal required?
  • Should fillings be fully operable from both sides?

As an alternative to swing doors or flaps can act a sliding front. A sliding door can be elegantly hung on a guide rail. Instead of covering a hatch, a generously dimensioned sliding element can completely hide the "hole" in the wall.

If odor barrier and soundproofing are not required, other fillings can be envisaged. Blinds, shutters and blinds provide privacy and limited odor protection. Curtain-like fabrics can create attractive decorations on the hatch. An interesting combination can be created with a piece of furniture placed in front of the hatch. A recess or the removal of the rear wall makes the hatch one-sidedly "disappear".

Tips & Tricks

For widened areas that protrude into the room, make sure that there are no sharp corners and edges where people regularly pass by. Rounded corners reduce the risk of impact and injury.

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