Let entertaining be a hassle free task with an open plan kitchen. This style of kitchen is great for opening up the kitchen space and creating fluidity between each surrounding room to blend into the home. Though, open planning can be a bit difficult. So, we have compiled our top tips to get your open plan kitchen right!

Open Plan Kitchen Tips:

Appliance Change Up

Are your appliances too bulky or out of place? Having integrated or semi-integrated appliances does not disturb your kitchen’s overall appearance by offering a chic streamlined look. It is a perfect option for open plan kitchens to ensure it does not jar any space between the kitchen and island or dining space.

Dining Experience

Incorporating a kitchen island removes the need for a formal dining table. The kitchen island becomes the casual area for eating, entertaining and more storage space. An island also helps to establish different zones from where the kitchen ends and where the living room begins, so style furniture accordingly.

Let in the Light

When creating an open plan kitchen you can not only think about how much space will be created but also think in terms of lighting – particularly natural light. Use the natural light to your advantage by installing skylights, glass frosted doors and a window or mirrored splash back to reflect the light throughout your entire space. The opened space will allow for better air and light flow.

Hardware Matching

Hardware adds the final touch to any kitchen and choosing the correct material, shape and colour are crucial for your kitchen to blend seamlessly within the home. Matching hardware with lighting fixtures is the simplest way to style, though using similar hues in the same colour family can also suit your kitchen. When choosing hardware always remember to note how functional the item is, the style and finish to match appropriately into your open plan kitchen.

There are many ways to create an open plan kitchen and we hope these ideas have inspired you. For guidance on choosing the right design that best suits your unique needs, seek the advice of the professionals in kitchen design.

Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen design and styles including:

For more information on our various kitchen designs, please visit our Gallery. Our Gallery brings together a selection of our custom kitchen designs ranging from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Each kitchen style has the flexibility to work in any home environment and can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.

The entire Harrington Kitchens team is focused on designing kitchens that utilise premium materials and offer each and every customer the highest level of service. Harrington Kitchens partners with the best quality kitchen suppliers within the kitchen manufacturing industry and employs experienced and professional tradesmen to ensure the longevity of your custom designed kitchen.

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