Ask any realtor and they will tell you that a kitchen is the most important part of the home when selling to a potential buyer. Of course this means that a great kitchen design will not only appeal to buyers but a cramped or outdated one will turn them off in similar fashion. Therefore, one of the most popular renovation projects for homeowners is a kitchen makeover with such additions as stainless steel appliances, stone counter tops, and hardwood floors. Kitchen design with an open floor plan is the most appealing for the majority of potential buyers.
An Open Plan Allows Natural Light
Windows are a very important kitchen design feature that allows for a source of air around hot appliances but also for a wonderful dose of natural light. One way to add to increased brightness is with an open kitchen design plan that can infuse the sun’s rays from such things as a living room bay window or an entry doorway.
An Open Plan Makes the Room Appear Larger
Many homeowners dread being ‘cooped up in a kitchen’ cooking in a cramped area. What an open kitchen design accomplishes is creating more natural space and giving the appearance that the room is bigger, even if square footage-wise it isn’t.
An Open Plan Creates Space
A kitchen is used for much more than cooking as it is often used to entertain as well as a place for families to eat and converse together. A (non load bearing) wall that blocks people in basically ruins a lot of the functionality of the kitchen and knocking it out can create an open kitchen design freeing up space and connecting a dining room. This layout allows people to multi-task and prepare food while also helping with homework or watching the evening news.
The first step in any kitchen design renovation process is speaking with a designer who can assist with creating a plan so that your desires and needs come together to produce the best functionality in the space allotted.