Open Concept Kitchens and Small Spaces
Most of us who live in small spaces often think about opening the kitchen into the living space to visually connect the two areas.
While an open concept kitchen is a great way to make your floor plan appear larger, it poses a few challenges as well.
Rethink your existing space – remember that you are opening a cramped and cluttered kitchen that in many cases ends up being the focal point of the living room. If an open concept is desired, it is imperative to select furnishings that ensure a smooth transition from room to room. Keep in mind that you will be showcasing countertops, cabinets and appliances so they must be sleek and have exceptional flow and functionality.
If you don’t have the budget for new cabinets and built in appliances, consider embracing the small space and creating an inviting atmosphere in each separate room.
Love your small space! Invest in a beautiful dining table and forget about that kitchen island! Cook a great meal and gather around with friends and family!
If you are unsure about how to proceed with your kitchen/living room renovation, don’t hesitate to contact an interior designer for an hour or two of consultation. The professional advice will save you both time and money in the long run and will also give you good guidelines for what your space needs to make it a home!