The kitchen is ultimately the heart of the home and should provide the perfect layout for any family to cook, eat and also entertain. Open plan designs enable this ideal combination by encouraging sociability as well as practicality.
The prospect of open plan living may seem a contemporary connotation to many, but decor can also easily influence a traditional style if desired. The opportunity to create more space is a huge advantage and the adding of value not only to your property but to your family dynamics is another. Positioning the living and dining area in close proximity to the cooking area encourages a communal and affable environment that can be enjoyed by homeowners as well as guests.
Breakfast bars are an ideal way of dividing the space and providing a useful definition between the two areas. Flooring can also identify this by adopting different but practical choices. Laminate or hard wood flooring is the most common preference in the kitchen as it is not only stylish, but also easily cleaned. A much softer material such as carpet could be adopted in the dining area however to influence the feeling of comfort and warmth.
Ensure the separate spaces flow by decorating the interior using colour schemes that harmonise and furniture that matches. Neutral tones create the ultimate backdrop to a clean styled contemporary or traditional kitchen and help give the impression of more space. Both areas can adopt diverse ambiences however with the use of different fixtures. Lighting is a great way to identify ‘work space’ and ‘dining space’. Bright LED’s are functional when preparing to cook, whereas stylish lamps and subtle lighting will influence a more casual living area. Accessorise your kitchen with stylish and luxury fixtures available here at Tapshop321 which not only prove an attractive feature but will also enhance the practicality of cooking.
Invest in kitchen units that guarantee enough storage capacity in order to keep clutter and mess to a minimal as this only hinders the feeling of space. Amplify a homely atmosphere by adding personal touches such as potted plants, pictures and trinkets which inject your own unique style.
Natural light is a huge additional benefit to any room so make sure the positioning of any furniture doesn’t hinder this. Consider delicate, flowing fabrics when selecting curtains or drapes for around your windows to emphasise the airiness. You should also however make sure there is enough room for diners to move around freely when deciding on the most convenient place for any large pieces of furniture such as your dining room table. These can come in a variety of styles and shapes to suit different room dimensions.
Enjoy the comfort of your kitchen collectively with these effective tips and create the ultimate family environment.