A Standout Kitchen in an Open Floorplan

A Standout Kitchen in an Open Floorplan

A popular interior design for modern homes is an open floorplan that seamlessly joins the kitchen with the rest of the home. Not only does this design improve foot traffic flow, it also increases natural light and provides a calming sense of space. To achieve this look, it’s important to join rooms together in a cohesive design, even if the elements within them slightly differ.

Conformity vs. Consistency

Although an open-concept home requires consistency in style, there are ways to bring in personal touches that liven the room. Harmony can be achieved by installing custom cabinets that perfectly fit the designated space. Throughout rooms, you can have the same doorstyle but alternate paint or stain colors to distinguish spaces. For instance, choose one color for the hutch or entertainment center and an alternate color for the kitchen or wet bar. These cabinets will be different yet complementary to one another.  The consistency in interior trim and other smaller design details will help retain the flow of your space.

Separation vs. Integration

The appeal of an open floorplan is the idea that the main floor lends itself to more dynamic movement.  It can be difficult to define the different spaces within your home without losing a sense of integration.  Open shelves and hanging cabinets are options that can add distinction to your layout.  If the kitchen is going to be a space where your personal style is displayed, help transition into the remainder of the floorplan with unifying features.  A bar with hanging shelves or glass cabinets is a great option to make the shift from the kitchen to the living space.

When considering a kitchen remodel for your open concept home, think about how to create a harmonious design. Any additions that do not break up the flow of your concept but still add areas of interest and distinction can be achieved in a number of ways.  For help designing a unique kitchen in your open concept home, contact us.