Designing an open-planned kitchen means your dining, living area or even your courtyard expand off your kitchen, creating the ultimate entertainment area. As kitchen functionality and aesthetics are continuing to embrace spacious family living with seamless transitions from cooking, entertaining and relaxing, open kitchen layouts provide a versatile space for ease of entertaining.

Kitchens are not just functional areas, they are a central hub bringing people together. Keep reading to find out if open plan living is the right option for your home.

Space for Family Bonding
Modern open plan designs serve multiple purposes and blur the line between a kitchen and living area with an open-planned layout – giving families more space to spend time together. Closed kitchen layouts make it difficult to interact with family who have busy schedules as they don’t allow for direct access from cooking areas to dining areas. 

Improved Entertaining
A combined layout of your living areas provides the optimal design for multi-tasking. If you love entertaining, open plan living allows you to entertain while cooking and preparing drinks. Open planned kitchens offer an interactive social space making entertaining much easier than in separate, closed off rooms.

Increased Light and Air Flow
The wide open spaces in an open planned kitchen and living area promote the flow of air throughout your home. With no walls or barriers, natural light will create a brighter home with much better ventilation. Open up your kitchen even more with a glass window splashback, bringing more nature into your space and allowing more natural light to flood through.

There are many ways to open up your kitchen to the rest of your home 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.

For a free quote and free design consultation
Please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiryAlternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.

See more great kitchen ideas in our Online Gallery.