5 tips for an open plan kitchen!

The most important element of open-plan kitchen designs is space: space for entertaining, space for cooking, and space for the entire family to gather, chat, and just be. The cook can engage in the festivities when entertaining, which is just one advantage of merging the kitchen with a dining room and a sitting area to make one big (or small), multi-purpose space.

Families can spend time together every day in an open plan kitchen and multitask if necessary as parents make dinner and the kids play or finish their schoolwork.

Individuals are more open to sharing cooking, dining, and resting spaces as a result of a general decline in formality. Cooking and entertaining at the same time is regarded as socially acceptable when having a party or hosting guests.


1.Choose your intended usage for the area.

You need to choose how you want to use the space before you can start constructing your open plan kitchen. You might need a bigger kitchen to prepare meals. A designated dining room for hosting? Or perhaps some extra living space for the family? Your priorities must be understood regardless of what they are because they will form the basis of your overall design.

2. Design your layout

You may start selecting your layout once it is clear to you what you want from your new kitchen. The flow and utility of the space will be determined by the floor plan, which is a crucial step in designing an open plan kitchen.

We advise speaking with a kitchen designer to make sure you make the most of your available space. Our experienced Partners in all CENTRO stores will design a layout that is unique to you and your house, whether you want a kitchen-diner, a kitchen-living space, or a combination of the two.

3.Find your style

Make sure you are clear on the style and color palette.
Every choice you make will be based on these two factors.
These elements, whether they involve picking out classic kitchen furniture and wooden finishes, or modern kitchen furniture and striking light fixtures, are what make everything come together.

So put your effort into designing an open plan kitchen that is both hospitable and practical.

4.Define your zones
We advise designing specific zones within an open plan kitchen to maximize its use.
One of the best ways to provide the appearance of separate spaces while maintaining an open and breezy sense is to use furniture to divide your kitchen from your living area (and vice versa).
Kitchen islands, in our opinion, are a necessity when designing an open plan kitchen.
They offer you more worktops and storage while still keeping an open and airy feel dividing the kitchen from the rest of the space. Don’t worry if there isn’t much room! A breakfast bar is easily built by simply adding some stools.

As for the living area, we recommend using soft furnishings to section off that portion of the room.

5.Maximise your storage
Although it may not be your first concern, we firmly recommend making the most of your storage space when designing an open plan kitchen.

Why? Because an open plan kitchen is just that, open! This means that your living and dining areas are both fully exposed to the clutter in your kitchen. By putting storage solutions first, you can keep your surfaces free of clutter, giving the impression that your space is larger and more open in general.