Things to Think about Before Designing an Open-space Kitchen

 

 


 

The kitchen is truly the heart of every home, and so much of our daily living takes place there. Kitchen remodeling is popular both when you want to remodel your own home or when buying a new house. Either way, you’ll want to remodel your kitchen first. An open-concept kitchen is a trend that has gained popularity over the last several years and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. Many people love the open-concept design. But, like many other things, it may not be for everyone. Here are some advantages and disadvantages you should be aware of. 

 


 

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Advantages

 

More space

 

As is obvious, an open-concept design eliminates the walls and the adjoining spaces between the living room and kitchen. You’ll create greater spaciousness for your kitchen and get extra space for more furniture.

 

Better visibility

 

Think of this as an advantage if you have. While you’re cooking in your kitchen, it’s hard for you to keep your kids in sight. This open-concept design will give you “x-ray vision”. You’ll have great visibility for whatever is going on outside of the kitchen.

 

Higher value

 

Open-concept designs are trending in every corner of the world. If you’re considering putting your home on the market in the future, this project should be something to think about when doing a kitchen makeover for resale. It may be a great investment in the future resale value of your home.

 

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Disadvantages

 

Smell

 

Even though some food can smell yummy, often some aromas come from the kitchen that aren’t as pleasant. With an open-space design, you have no control over the aroma that ends up in the living room.

 

Less crucial kitchen space

 

Even though you’ll have more space for other furniture and movement, fewer walls may mean less space for crucial kitchen items. For example: kitchen cabinets, storage shelves, electric outlets, and wall accessories.

 

Higher cost

 

This transformation from traditional to open-space kitchen can be very expensive. There can be some unexpected costs. For example, once you take out the walls, you may find that you have to redo the floor as well. While redoing your floor you have to consider that the floor will continue into another room which might end up being more work than you thought. You may end up in cycle of constant unplanned expenses and spend more than you had originally planned.

 

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In the end, the open-space feel of your kitchen can come with both pros and cons. You can lose your private retreat, and have a hard time hiding the mess of cooking away. But, home design will also have the potential of having a more expansive look than a traditional one.

Remember, it’s all about setting on the best solution based on your personal preferences.

 

 


 

At Nelson Cabinetry, we offer more than just kitchen designs. Simply contact us at ( 832) 998 6598 and we can discuss your open kitchen design and what it takes to create the perfect room for your home.