When your dining, living and cooking zones are combined into a single cohesive space during a Kitchen Refurb, the resulting layout allows you to multitask without missing a beat. You can keep an eye on your children as they play in the living room, cook dinner and catch up with family members, all at once.
You can also entertain guests in the same space, as your kitchen will become a de facto social hub of your home. With no barriers between the kitchen and the rest of the living area, your kitchen will instantly be a place that people naturally gravitate to and conversation flows.
Knocking down walls to create an open space can increase the overall size of your living area, making a small house feel much bigger than it would otherwise. Plus, removing walls will allow natural light to flood the room and make it seem brighter.
However, you need to carefully consider how you can define different areas of your open-plan kitchen so that each zone feels distinct and has its own purpose. This can be achieved by using colour, material or decor to mark out the various spaces within your combined area. For help with a Kitchen Refurb, visit The Kitchen Refurbishment Company.
A lack of walls means that noises from the kitchen will travel into adjoining rooms – a good thing for keen cooks, but not so great for anyone who wants to relax in the lounge and be free from the sound of chopping, sizzling and blender whirring! Lingering food smells can also become irritating for some homeowners, especially those with sensitivity to them. This can be avoided with careful ventilation options or with the use of odour-absorbing scented candles.