How To Create An Open Plan Kitchen Design

The days of a kitchen solely being a place to prepare and eat food are over.

Even post lockdown, we're still a long way from 'normal' and many are considering how they can make their homes more appropriate for family and social situations.

This is why we're seeing a new emphasis on creating multi-functional, open-plan homes, that are easy to spend time in.

If you need any proof of this, just take a look at any home improvement websites or social media pages. You'll be hard pushed to find any trace of a traditional enclosed kitchen design.
So, as we abolish the old norm of segregated rooms, and bring down the dividing walls, what should you consider when creating an open plan kitchen design?
Image of a modern white and green open plan kitchen design from the Milano range


The most common misconception is that an open plan living area will automatically result in light and space. The truth is, if you open up an area with limited light, the results can be cold and uninviting.

To combat this, Bifolds, skylights and patio windows are always a winner for open plan spaces, and when these aren't feasible, go BIG on statement lighting!


The next significant factor in a multifunctional kitchen space is storage, and we're not just talking about cupboards.

Your clients will no longer be able to shut the door on noisy appliances or washing up after a dinner party.

It's crucial that you help them to consider all of the options available to them. Double sinks, pantry's and utilities will allow new, open spaces to work around their lifestyle.


The final important factor to consider is zoning. Even though you are blurring the lines between rooms, it's vital that you still have clear areas to cook, relax and eat.

'Broken-plan' is achieved by creating distinct zones within an open-plan layout. These can include different floor finishes and split-level flooring as well as partitions, such as half-walls, bookcases, glazed doors or screens.

Here at The Pentland Kitchen Company, we’re more than happy to work off architect’s plans and love the option to advise on moving a wall if it’ll make a big difference to a client. So, if you'd like some help with the design side or just the supply of a kitchen – get in touch.

Contact Us For Open Plan Kitchen Designs

At The Pentland Kitchen Company, we specialise in bespoke kitchen units from a comprehensive range of modern and traditional styles that can cater to all budget and project requirements.

If you’re looking for an open plan kitchen design and installation service, then please get in touch with us.

Call us on 0131 440 0403 or you can send us an email here.

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