Interior design Anne Fleur Kolthof 20 april 2023

The advantages of an open kitchen

The benefits of an open kitchen: why this kitchen trend is becoming increasingly popular

Open kitchens, kitchens without walls or partitions separating them from the rest of the house, have become increasingly popular in recent years. And understandably so! How nice is it to have contact with others while cooking, or to sneak in an episode of television in the meantime?

Clearing the table is also a lot easier with an open kitchen. An open kitchen is usually a space that is not separated by physical barriers from other living areas such as living rooms or dining rooms. This allows people to move freely between these different rooms while still interacting with each other in one space.

In this article, we look at why open kitchens have become so trendy and discuss some of the benefits for both homeowners and guests.

1. Keep in touch with your family or guests

People enjoy their time in the kitchen more if this space allows them to connect with other people. This is simply a lot more difficult in a 'closed' kitchen.

Also, the separation is literally gone, so that means that in the kitchen you are still just part of the rest of the house. That often makes starting to cook a whole lot more fun, because you don't have to miss anything.

2. Efficiency

Many homeowners find that an open layout helps keep everything neat and organised while cooking, because everything is within easy reach and you don't want too much clutter on the countertop.

In addition, you often have more room to move around in an open-plan kitchen, which creates a lot of efficiency when you are making something tasty. It all suddenly takes a lot less energy, leaving you more time to try out new inspiring dishes.

3. Open kitchens improve the look of the kitchen

With an open kitchen, you suddenly have access to the world of designer kitchens. In addition, an interesting part of designing a kitchen is strategically placing pieces that create a unique look.

An open kitchen lends itself well to this, as you may well suddenly find yourself with space for a beautiful wall rack with antique pans, or a nice sideboard. An open kitchen allows you to add just a little more character to your interior. And that, in turn, makes your kitchen a nicer place to be.

In short, there are plenty of explanations for the growing popularity of open kitchens. Consequently, there is plenty of kitchen inspiration for an open kitchen.

We hope that, like us, you are convinced and are now embarking on the project of your dreams. Of course, that new open kitchen will not come naturally!

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