Open plan kitchens

Sheila Byers Sheila Byers
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This is obvious: kitchens and dining rooms make an inseparable couple. So why are we constantly trying to separate them with walls, partitions, doors and corridors? There are certainly some advantages to having a closed kitchen, like regulation of ventilation and isolation of smells and sounds. However, there is a feeling of openness, simplicity and friendliness that emanates from an open kitchen design. Today on homify we look at a selection of open kitchen that are sure to provide inspiration of future renovation projects!

Abundant light

modern Kitchen by BAPTISTE LEGUÉ
BAPTISTE LEGUÉ

VIEUX CAPUCINS—CHARTRES—CUISINE

BAPTISTE LEGUÉ

Here we see an open interior bathed in abundant natural light, thanks to pervasive use of pristine white surfaces. Also, the spaces of the kitchen and the dining room are united in a single room, connected to the rest of the house with glass walls and an open floor plan. A long minimalist counter, all white, welcomes all the functional areas of the kitchen, while the dining room is defined by a generous table and hanging lamps . Finally, a light panel floor gives the room character.

Loft style

industrial Dining room by AdrianDucerf-Mobilier
AdrianDucerf-Mobilier

AdrianDucerf-Mobilier Boissière

AdrianDucerf-Mobilier

Loft décor is a landmark of contemporary design. There is a special quality to this uninhibited, friendly design, which showcases raw materials and vast and generous spaces. This industrial style kitchen and dining room unite all the qualities of a loft. First, there are open spaces, highlighted by large industrial windows. Then, the use of raw materials, such as stainless steel kitchen countertops and raw timber floor boards, gives character to the piece.

Integrated furniture

Another way to develop an open, loft-like interior is to design the kitchen as an integrated piece of furniture that is involved in all living areas. In the picture, there is the first piece, leaning against the wall, which includes meal preparation spaces, pantry, countertop and sink—all in a minimalist design. The second piece, to the right of the photograph, holds the appliances—refrigerator, stove, oven, etc. The dining room is well settled in this open space.

A renovated attic

modern Dining room by Atelier UOA
Atelier UOA

DUPLEX APARTMENT ON THE CANAL

Atelier UOA

For this attic renovation, the designers went with an open design that showcases the beautiful solid wood beams and warm natural light. Thus, all the living areas are combined in a single area and separated by embedded and mobile furniture. The use of light, natural materials, such as the light wood surfaces of the floor and counter, create a harmonious and welcoming interior, punctuated with small colourful surprises here and there.

Harmonious and sophisticated

Here we see a kitchen and dining room in a harmonious and sophisticated open space. There is a real cohesion between the two functions of the room, with the black kitchen counter uniting elegantly with the natural wood dining room table. Again, suspended lighting energizes the space of the room, giving it an air both colourful and sophisticated.

Free space

minimalistic Kitchen by homify
homify

Monceau, un appartement familial

homify

Here, the designers have chosen to place all the kitchen service areas against the wall in order to free up as much space as possible for the activities of the living room and the dining room. The white coating of the storage cabinets allows them to blend with the white walls. In fact, the only way to distinguish the kitchen from the rest of the apartment is by the change of flooring,as the beautiful herringbone parquet gives way to an elegant and functional grey ceramic.

What do you think of these kitchens? Let us know in the comments!
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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