If you draw up your dream home, we’re sure it would include an open plan kitchen. Sure, they may feel like a million miles away as soon as you move in, or if you have a young family, but knocking down the walls between cordoned off rooms can feel like a breath of fresh air to your property.
If you’re still on the fence about whether to make the change or not, we here at Kitchen Warehouse thought we would share why creating an open plan space with your kitchen may be the best decision you ever make in regard to home improvement…
More space in the room
An open plan kitchen is bound to give you more space to work within the room, even if it doesn’t actually increase in size. It is often noticed that a more open plan space gives off the illusion that a room is bigger than it is, and it is no different with the kitchen. This allows you to decide where the room ends and your next room (likely your living room) begins. To do this you can place a couch as a “barrier” to the next room or distinguish your living room with a rug.
A better “flow” throughout your home
If you have looked at all of the interior design websites or watched TV shows such as Grand Designs, you will see that the holy grail of a well-designed home is the exposure to natural light. With an open plan kitchen, you will be able to let this flood through your home with ease, giving you a brighter and more positive looking home that embraces a fluid lifestyle.
An open plan kitchen also promotes a seamless transition from one room to another. You can keep an eye on the kids while they’re doing homework or watching TV while you are cooking their food. It is a convenient way of living your life in your home, and one you will never want to go back from, that’s for sure!
Improves communication between household members
We’re all guilty of being glued to what is on our screens too much and not communicating with other members of the household as much as we’d like. With an open plan kitchen, you are able to see and hear someone in the living room for example, without a wall proving a barrier of communication.
This means you can chat to someone relaxing on the couch while preparing food, working at the dining table or doing some general cleaning of your kitchen cabinets, allowing you to have no excuse to do these things on your own.
This promotes a more “open”, friendly atmosphere that ultimately makes being in the home a happier, more inclusive place to be.
Would you like to kit out your new open plan kitchen? If so, we here at Kitchen Warehouse provide the very best value for money cheap kitchen units. Be sure to check out our huge kitchen sale in the UK to see if you find one that takes your fancy.
If you have any questions about our kitchens then be sure to get in touch with one of our team today. You can do this simply by giving us a call on 01765 640 000 or dropping us an email at [email protected]. You can also use our online form or visit our showroom in Ripon to see our kitchens in person.