Our interiors have evolved alongside our lifestyles. So, the current trend is for an open-plan kitchen that meets our need for simplicity and socialising. There are lots of advantages to this type of kitchen layout, including the fact it’s both attractive and practical.
Open-plan kitchens are sociable spaces
Opening the kitchen out onto the living room promotes sociability. You can invite friends and family into a warm and welcoming environment.
Traditions are put aside. You can share a nice meal and realise how good it feels to be together at times like these.
When you’re together as a family, you can talk about your day while peeling the carrots, or all muck in to prepare the dinner. You can eat breakfast together at the centre island or perch at the bar to drink a coffee with friends.
And the children can see you while you’re cooking, and can call out to you to when they want to join in!
While parents can cook away with peace of mind, watching over the little ones playing in the lounge or helping the older ones as they do their homework.
Open-plan kitchens make it easier to move around
A well-planned fitted kitchen is easy to move around in and everything you need is within arm’s reach.
At Mobalpa, our designers will optimise the whole surface area of your kitchen by creating ingenious bespoke units that will also save you time when you’re doing daily chores. You’ll find there’s less back and forth when it comes to setting the table, moving around dishes or making a nice cup of tea.
It’s easy to invite guests over to enjoy meals you’ve cooked together, just like Sandra and Ludovic who love hosting in their new fitted kitchen!
Open-plan kitchens give the impression of more space
Knocking down a partition wall makes your whole living space look bigger. It’s lovely to see the kitchen area bathed in light and looking so much bigger.
The configuration works well in small spaces and adds character to an unusual space.
American kitchens work well when you have a large lounge as they improve the general atmosphere by bringing charm and personality to the room.
A semi-open-plan kitchen is a good compromise when you want each room to be more separated and retain a degree of privacy. You can bring more structure to the room by installing a subtle glass partition, sliding doors, breakfast bar or centre island.
A silent, odourless open-plan kitchen
If you’re looking to reduce the sounds and smells that come from a kitchen, then choose really quiet, high-quality and high-performance domestic appliances.
In open-plan kitchens, extractor fans are essential when it comes to minimising smoke and smells.
Choose a designer extractor hood and integrated electric appliances as they’ll be less distracting when you want to do things other than cooking in the kitchen.