Explore our kitchen diner ideas and discover a new, more social way of living with an open plan kitchen.
An open plan kitchen can change the way you use your home, bringing your family and dinner guests together in one vibrant space. It is important to know if open plan will suit your house and lifestyle. First consider:
Before you and your builder begin your new open plan kitchen design, here are a few planning tips that can help your project run smoothly.
An open plan kitchen presents many possibilities when it comes to personalising your space.
Here are our top five kitchen diner ideas to inspire you when you are planning your open-plan kitchen with your builder.
1. Rethink your storage
Low benches or inbuilt open shelving can display prize items. Or build a seating area on top of a set of low drawer compartments for a cosy reading nook in your open plan kitchen lounge.
2. Create custom-furniture
Ask your builder to create some bespoke furniture for stowing essentials. This wooden dresser is constructed using our Allendale Dove Grey Shaker drawers.
3. Open-up to shelving
Open-shelving can enhance the sense of space and provide useful storage in your new open plan kitchen. It can also replace wall units to create more natural light.
4. Add space for seating
Provide your guests with somewhere to perch while you are cooking by adding a breakfast bar and bar stools to your kitchen design.
5. Reflect the light
A bright, glossy kitchen that reflects sunlight from nearby windows makes every corner of the room feel lighter and more spacious. For a stylish colour scheme, try contrasting white cabinets with dark walls and worktops. Get flooring ideas in our open plan kitchen flooring article.
To bring your open plan kitchen ideas to life, get in touch with your builder, and together you can book a free design appointment with one of our designers. Our free design service will ensure every detail is right from the start, helping you make the best use of your space.