Open Concept Kitchen Ideas

Open Concept Kitchen Ideas

Although this open-concept kitchen and dining area is in a loft — in a converted bag factory in Nashville — the principles designer Jason Arnold followed will work in any setting. He says: “The kitchen is opposite the living area, in a large, open space that automatically lends itself to entertaining and family living. We painted the walls, trim and cabinets the same soft grey to make the spaces feel as one. Because it’s essentially a large room with a kitchen at one end, I wanted the kitchen to blend seamlessly into the space which is why there are no upper cabinets. Instead, there is a large pantry armoire to the right. The dining table acts as the visual separation from kitchen to living.”
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Open Concept Kitchen Ideas

One-Wall Open Kitchen A single wall of appliances and floor-to-ceiling cabinetry is perfect for an open floor plan. A long island houses a sink, keeping the work triangle compact, and holds additional storage. Island seating allows friends and family to stay close without getting in the way. A large arch connects the open kitchen with a dining area. Without walls to separate the two spaces, natural light from the dining area spills into the kitchen, making it feel even more open and light. Remodeling to get an open plan? Get our FREE Planning Guide for help with big decisions.
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Open Concept Kitchen Ideas

Too many closed upper cabinets can make a room seem smaller and heavy, but so can the clutter of open shelving. It does provide a degree of interest and warmth in a separate kitchen, but will it go well with a minimalist family area in an open plan arrangement? There are pros and cons to using open shelves in just about any room, but when it comes to open-concept designs, they need special consideration. And dust in not your greatest enemy here.
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Open Concept Kitchen Ideas

The use of oak wood for the cabinetry, the kitchen island and the floor allows this open concept kitchen by Starr Homes to extend a lot further than in most cases. It occupies a large portion of the open floor plan, also including the dining area. The ceiling design also plays an important role in the overall compartmentalization of the space.
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Open Concept Kitchen Ideas

However, the concept of a kitchen open to the living room is also eagerly utilized by owners of small apartments, where the open plan simply creates the illusion of a larger space. The idea seems to be great for those who love inviting people over. The guests do not feel cooped up in a tiny living room and the host can interact with them while puttering around the kitchen.
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Open Concept Kitchen Ideas

A single wall of appliances and floor-to-ceiling cabinetry is perfect for an open floor plan. A long island houses a sink, keeping the work triangle compact, and holds additional storage. Island seating allows friends and family to stay close without getting in the way. A large arch connects the open kitchen with a dining area. Without walls to separate the two spaces, natural light from the dining area spills into the kitchen, making it feel even more open and light.
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Open Concept Kitchen Ideas

Example of a classic open concept kitchen design in DC Metro with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, raised-panel cabinets and medium tone wood cabinets — HouzzInteresting use of space in kitchen with nothing against opened wall, only a bar. Lots of storage under the island. Also note the recessed ceiling allows for definition of the dining area. — Chris Arcenas-Utley EmbedEmailQuestion
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Open Concept Kitchen Ideas

Now imagine you’re entertaining someone who’s really driving you nuts or someone has just said something terribly embarrassing at the table. Where are you going to hide to compose yourself a bit? Behind the kitchen island? Sometimes you just need a moment behind closed doors. With open-concept kitchen, there’s no getaway from a pesky mother-in-law, annoying programming watched in the family room and the vigilant eye of you kids when you feel like gobbling a handful of marshmallows.
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Sometimes the three functions are not necessarily all part of the same open floor plan. The kitchen and the dining space, because of their similarities, can form a single zone while the other social areas form another. It’s a concept that Aileen Sage Architects used when designing the Courtyard House, one of the many kitchen floor plans that complement modern homes.
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Kitchen Woodwork An open layout doesn’t mean the spaces are indistinguishable from one another. Ceiling beams discreetly separate the dining area, living room, and kitchen in this open floor plan. The same wood finish also ties the spaces together: The kitchen cabinetry and island match the woodwork in the rest of the house.
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Modern-Style Kitchen Cabinetry extends to the ceiling in this sleek, modern kitchen. The extra storage gained from the tall cabinets and the central island allows for an open floor plan that flows naturally into the dining area. An open layout complements the clean lines of this hip, urban space. It also works well for entertaining. Guests can easily gather around the island or the table without feeling as if they’ve left the kitchen.
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In a new home, designer Jodie Cooper took the concept of dramatic lighting to new heights, using a custom-made “bulkhead” suspended from the ceiling by chrome rods to light the kitchen and dining area. “The bulkhead also helps to visually define the kitchen area without losing the loft-style feel,” she says. And, she notes, “having a modern kitchen doesn’t need to translate to having modern decor. By blending pieces, such as retro dining chairs, Chinese antiques and a rustic dining table combined with Turkish patchwork rugs, we created texture and layers, which add a kind of Bohemian style to the home to create what I call a ‘Global Eclectic’ interior.”
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Two-Island Kitchen This kitchen has it all — two refrigerators, two sinks, and two islands. All these features could cramp a poorly planned space, but the kitchen maintains a fresh, open feel. White cabinets and light-color walls keep the storage-packed space from feeling overwhelming, and glass inserts in the upper cabinets make the room feel lighter. The vaulted ceiling adds volume, while a skylight adds natural light. The islands add function without closing off the kitchen from the adjoining living room. They also offer storage, prep space, and seating for casual meals.
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Open concept kitchens are a practical design solution in the case of small homes. Located in Sizun, France, this house by Modal Architecture has a small and compact kitchen that makes the most of every little nook and cranny. It has custom cabinetry that occupies an entire wall and follows the lines of the slanted roof.
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The Bolton Residence by NatureHumaine offers splendid views but the interior spaces are not exactly large. The kitchen is quite small but, because it has an open concept design, it feels spacious. Also, all the built-in appliances and the simple color palette in combination with the sculptural ceiling create a refined look.
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Elegant open concept kitchen photo in Denver with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, medium tone wood cabinets, beige backsplash and stainless steel appliances — HouzzPaleta de color que puedo usar para la casa. Agregar los grises. Me encanta el Napkin Ring. Yo los puedo hacer! — Ivette Barahona EmbedEmailQuestion
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An open layout doesn’t mean the spaces are indistinguishable from one another. Ceiling beams discreetly separate the dining area, living room, and kitchen in this open floor plan. The same wood finish also ties the spaces together: The kitchen cabinetry and island match the woodwork in the rest of the house.
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Cabinetry extends to the ceiling in this sleek, modern kitchen. The extra storage gained from the tall cabinets and the central island allows for an open floor plan that flows naturally into the dining area. An open layout complements the clean lines of this hip, urban space. It also works well for entertaining. Guests can easily gather around the island or the table without feeling as if they’ve left the kitchen.
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Designing a home for one family can be a challenge, but designing a home to be shared by two brothers’ families? That’s another proposition altogether — and one architect Matthew Collins of Uptic Studios met with the help of an open layout. “The goal of the project was to create a modern log cabin on Coeur D’Alene Lake in North Idaho,” he explains. “Uptic Studios considered the combined occupancy of two families, providing separate spaces for privacy and common rooms that bring everyone together comfortably under one roof. And we not only had to take into account the space itself, but also all of the people who would be living there. One of the brothers is a chef, so we kept that in mind when designing the open kitchen and living room. We made sure to create a common room just off the kitchen, to bring everyone together. A delicate balance of natural materials and custom amenities fill the interior spaces with stunning views of the lake from almost every angle.”
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This kitchen has it all — two refrigerators, two sinks, and two islands. All these features could cramp a poorly planned space, but the kitchen maintains a fresh, open feel. White cabinets and light-color walls keep the storage-packed space from feeling overwhelming, and glass inserts in the upper cabinets make the room feel lighter. The vaulted ceiling adds volume, while a skylight adds natural light. The islands add function without closing off the kitchen from the adjoining living room. They also offer storage, prep space, and seating for casual meals.