Open plan living has been popular for many years and even more so as bifolding door systems have developed. Given the function and location within a home, the room that has followed this trend more than any other is the kitchen.
Open plan kitchen areas, what’s the attraction?
An open plan kitchen provides far more than just a space for cooking and preparing a meal – it is the heart of the home and a place for communicating with the entire family. It is often seen as a luxury and bonus, yet in many cases, it’s a necessity – a must-have.
With ever rising property prices, the ability to combine several functions into one room instead of having a separate kitchen, living room and dining area is increasingly common.
What are the benefits of an open plan kitchen?
Entertainment and Socialising
The beauty of an open plan kitchen is that no one has to miss out on the fun when preparing meals. Hosts can cook, clean and tidy up, all while keeping a close eye on your family or entertaining dinner party guests.
Easy access to the kitchen and dining area also makes serving up food and clearing plates a doddle, with less chance of any accidents or spillages as plates and serving dishes are being delivered and distributed to tables.
Makes your home look bigger
Open spaces can look light, bright and airy. Even when square footage is minimal, making the most of the space on the ground floor of your home.
Keeping an eye on your children
Another huge advantage of an open kitchen is that it’s easier to keep an eye on small children in one large space, instead of monitoring several rooms!
If you are considering an open plan living space, bifolding doors and sliding doors will almost certainly play a feature role. Why not get in touch with one of our team to discuss options available and get a no obligation, free quotation.