Benefits of having an open kitchen in the living room
open kitchen in the living room
Nowadays it is a trend, to open and connect spaces in homes, specifically the living room with the kitchen. The kitchen is a space where you can really show your personality and style as you decorate it. As the kitchen is connected to the living room, both places should be in harmony.
If you really want to know what are the benefits of having these two rooms in one, here we explain.
Advantages of open kitchens
If you receive visitors and need extra space in the dining room, you will have more room to move if there are no walls between the kitchen and the living room. From any point in the living room, you can access the kitchen, which greatly facilitates mobility between these two environments.
1. You gain a feeling of spaciousness
This feeling of spaciousness is due to the fact that, by not seeing different partitions, the rooms seem wider, being open and communicated. This is quite fruitful if you have a small kitchen, it can be much more comfortable if it is open and communicated to the living room.
The fact that both parts come together causes the functions of both to be fulfilled with each other.
2. Much lighter.
The closed kitchen and without a window or with a small window, does not have much luminosity. However, sharing the light with the living room, makes the environment much more appealing, comfortable, and unifying.
3. Ease and comfort when serving at the table
An open kitchen, whether modern, rustic, or traditional, will be connected to the dining room whenever possible. This offers an added advantage, which is the ease of transit and movement from the kitchen to the table for serving and preparation.
4. More family union and better communication
Thus, with the kitchen and the living room united, you do not miss anything. The kitchen is more participative and favors family life and communication. Be in the kitchen preparing the food and have a chat with those in the dining room or keep an eye on the small children snacking in the living room.
5. Increased ventilation
Smaller, interior, or windowless kitchens gain when they open up to a larger room than they normally would if they had a window. In this way it is easier to create draft and ventilation, so odors are removed from the kitchen more easily, it is also ideal to have a powerful extractor hood.
Types of open kitchens
Island or peninsula: Kitchens with an island bring with them numerous advantages. Regardless of its size, most kitchen islands include drawers and internal cabinets, with which you will have more storage space. It even serves as a decorative element as well as a functional one.
An island in a spacious kitchen provides greater comfort to the residents, being able to move more easily within the kitchen. In this way, the interrelationship between the kitchen and the living room becomes more noticeable than ever. Open kitchen in the living room, Open kitchen in the living room, Open kitchen in the living room.
A bar: The bar can be used for eating, but on a visual level it is an element that helps separate the kitchen from the dining room or living room.
A wall or sliding glass door: delimit the environment and let the light reach all the places.
A double level: they are usually one or two steps that separate both rooms of the kitchen and living room.
Different floor coverings: You only need to change the floor intended for the kitchen and thus visually mark the border between the two spaces.
Modern apartment with an open kitchen for sale in Mons Calpe Mews, Gibraltar
Mons Calpe is a large development right next to the sea, facing Gibraltar Airport. CENTURY 21 GIBRALTAR is pleased to bring to the market this elegant and spacious 2 bed, 2 bathroom apartment conveniently located in the Mons Calpe Mews development. The apartment was originally a 3 bedroom but has been remodeled into what is now an expansive two-bedroom.
The property has been tastefully decorated and refurbished to a very high specification, offering open-plan and comfortable living. There is air-conditioning throughout and the benefit of a 5 sqm balcony. The master bedroom is generously proportioned and comes with fully fitted wardrobes plus an en-suite bathroom including a double shower-cubicle and the double-sink unit, in addition to the main family bathroom. There is a separate utility room including laundry storage/folding space in this larger-than-average space. This property also includes a private parking space and is being sold fully furnished including kitchen appliances, TV, etc., and in ready-to-move-in condition. Residency restrictions apply.
For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact our sales specialist, Vishal Mulchandani.