Open Concept Kitchen Design
No one should feel cramped and unhappy in their kitchen—but building an addition can be daunting, and for some homes, it’s impossible due to local zoning restrictions, regulations, etc. However, there are ways to create more space in the kitchen without building an addition!
Have you heard of open concept kitchen design?
What Is an Open Concept Kitchen?
Like its name suggests, an open concept kitchen has few—or even no—interior walls. Most often, the wall that divides the kitchen and dining room or living room is removed. In recent years, this design trend has gained popularity, and today’s modern kitchen is often open and integrated with the dining room and/or living room.
Here are some open concept kitchen designs:
Benefits of an Open Kitchen
Formal dining rooms are a thing of the past, and many homeowners today hardly ever use their dining rooms. Open kitchens can help change this, transforming a separate formal dining room and kitchen into one open layout (remember—a traditional table isn’t always necessary—there are a number of kitchen seating options).
A spacious open concept kitchen design offers other benefits too. It:
- Allows you to cook and socialize with the family or dinner guests at the same time
- Opens up a home and creates better traffic flow
- Can turn a dim kitchen into a bright, airy room
- Makes your kitchen more versatile—functional for both everyday activities and entertaining
- Creates a more efficient layout—one where you won’t feel cramped and limited
And most importantly, it can give you more enjoyment. After all, the true value of a kitchen remodel is the homeowner’s happiness. If an open concept design will better meet your kitchen needs and aesthetic preferences, it’s time to remodel!
Jack Rosen has designed many open kitchens for homeowners throughout Maryland, Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia. If you want a new kitchen design, contact us today—and feel free to stop by our showroom in Rockville!
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