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Open Plan Kitchen Ideas

Posted by Leekes on September 26, 2022 in Kitchens and Lifestyle Advice

The open plan living trend has been growing for years and is showing no signs of slowing down. As the heart of the home, the kitchen is the perfect place to embrace this trend to create a sociable living, dining and cooking space.

What is an open plan kitchen?

An open plan kitchen is a kitchen that opens out into another room of the house. What room you choose will depend on your person style, taste and lifestyle. Open plan kitchen diners are ideal for those who love to host, whereas a young family may opt for an open plan kitchen play room. For busy family homes, open plan kitchen family rooms with a lounge area are perfect from bringing everyone together in one space.

Is an open plan kitchen a good idea?

An open plan kitchen will likely be a large investment and will often require an extension or removing internal walls. However the end result will be a larger more sociable kitchen for your whole family to enjoy. Open plan living is also a desirable household trait and so could add value to your home.

Things to consider for an open plan kitchen

White gloss open plan kitchen / lounge with breakfast var areas and open shelves

Open plan living layout

What room you want to adjoining you kitchen will depend on your lifestyle. How do you use your kitchen now? Who spends time in the room? If you’re stuck, one of our designers in store will be more than happy to help you with this.

Utility room with Laura Ashley Helmsley cabinets in blue colour and copper scheme with Blefast sink

Useful utility room

An open plan kitchen is all about creating a sociable living area, you last thing you want is a noisy dishwasher disturbing your dinner conversation. Consider adding a a dedicated space for your appliances for a quieter kitchen.

Rot Punkt kitchen with two tone cabinets in black and white colour scheme with island and breakfast bar

Add an island

Creating a larger kitchen gives you the perfect opportunity to add an island. An island will create a focal point to the room and can be used for informal dining. What’s more an island will offer you more cabinet and worktop space.

Laura Ashley Harwood kitchen with open shelving

Storage solutions

As the social hub of the home you’ll want to ensure your kitchen is a clutter-free zone. Maximise every inch of your new room with clever storage solutions from deep drawers to statement shelves.

We hope you’re left feeling inspired. What you think of open plan kitchens? Stay tuned for more advice and inspiration from Leekes.

You can book a free design appointment and speak to one of our experienced designers that can answer any questions you may have. Alternatively, why not visit one of our showrooms and feel inspired by the beautiful kitchen displays we have in store?

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