Having an open plan kitchen is becoming increasingly popular, especially in new build houses. However, if you are thinking of incorporating open plan living into your home, then here are some things to consider.
By having an open plan living space, it not only opens up your home making it feel more welcoming, but opens up conversation around the whole area.
Where to start with open plan kitchen living spaces?
Open plan kitchen living spaces are a great idea for any occasion; whither you have a young family, regularly entertain friends, or just prefer the look of it. Having an open plan room can be hugely beneficial. Planning is always essential to make sure you get the most out of your living space.
We recommend including an end panel or island unit like the picture shows, not only to create a separation between the working kitchen space and the rest of the room, but this allows you to have extra storage space to be built in.
A key thing to remember when planning an open kitchen is to create as much storage space as possible. With open plan spaces it is not just your kitchen you need to keep clean and tidy, but the whole area! Plenty of storage always space helps with this.
When designing your open plan kitchen think about adding some extra space in your wall units. You could potentially extend the height all the way to the ceiling if this is practical. This will help create a flush finished look to your room as well as being practical.
Another important thing that most people forget to think about is the extractor fan. In an open plan kitchen having a good extractor fan is essential. Spend that little extra on an excellent quality fan that is not noisy. There is nothing worse than having guests over and not being able to hear the conversation because of a noisy extractor.