Open-plan kitchen design ideas

Discover the key things to consider with open-plan kitchen designs.

A clear favourite within modern homes is an open-plan kitchen design, combining spaces to become a multi-purpose room. Typically, people integrate a beautifully fitted kitchen into a living space such as a dining room or lounge area.  

Opting for this type of kitchen design is a fantastic way of optimising space within any home and creating a contemporary, open aesthetic with minimal effort.  

Blending a kitchen and living area together enables you to host everyone in one place, making cooking and entertaining extremely simple, the ideal combination for any gathering with family and friends. Whether you are having a wine and dine night, inviting school friends over or just want somewhere to relax, there are various open-plan kitchen designs that can accommodate this.  

Open-plan kitchen designs  

Fitted kitchens  

Fitted appliances are a wise choice with an open-plan kitchen as they contribute to that modern kitchen design you intend to achieve. Accentuate space to satisfy the open aesthetic and feel of your kitchen, this can be done by choosing fitted appliances such as ovens, fridges, dishwashers etc.

There is no need for bulky kitchen appliances with our interior designs, you can instead implement these within your kitchen worktops or disguise them with beautiful cupboards, creating a flush design that results in a modern look.  

Kitchen island

When you are looking into open-plan kitchens, you are likely to see a common feature throughout all collections, a kitchen island. This statement feature can dramatically change the look of your kitchen and naturally present a classy, modern design. You are guaranteed to impress your guests when you invest in the right kitchen island for your home. This centre island doesn’t just look great in open-plan kitchens, but it can offer a practical space to prepare food, eat meals, sit and socialise and more.  

Add a kitchen extractor  

Factoring in a kitchen extractor into your open-plan designs is something our kitchen suppliers highly recommend doing. Although you may be focusing on the beautiful decorative, it is crucial that you consider the practicality of combining your kitchen and living spaces. A kitchen ceiling fan can draw away the odours of cooking away from an area where you may want to sit and relax, without being hit with strong smells!  

Create a theme  

Choose a running theme within this area of your home that matches a modern concept of open-plan living but also fits perfectly into your home and personality. Whether you want to keep it calm with neutral colours or add a splash of colour throughout your open-plan kitchen designs, it can all be done with the help of our kitchen suppliers.  

Choose your materials wisely  

There are various kitchen finishes and materials available to you, so it is important to do your research or ask a kitchen specialist to ensure you purchase the right one for you.  

Slab kitchen cupboards are a perfect option to smarten up your kitchen, fitting neatly into any open-plan kitchen design ideas. Slab cupboard doors are incredibly versatile and can work well in kitchens for all preferences.

Shaker-style kitchens present a simple but elegant character to an open-plan kitchen, a cosy living space that is warm and welcoming in any home.  

There are many other kitchen materials available, to discover all your options, please get in touch with our kitchen suppliers or browse our website.  

Open-plan kitchens by Kitchens & Bedrooms for DIY  

If you are considering switching to an open-plan kitchen design, we can turn your ideas into a reality. We are proud to deliver DIY kitchens to customers across the UK, stocking quality collections at the best prices. Don’t compromise on quality and invest in a kitchen that we guarantee will last you for years to come.  

Trade kitchens  

Are you in the kitchen industry, perhaps an interior designer or kitchen fitter? Kitchens for DIY is the perfect partner for trade kitchens, offering you the products that you need for customers at ideal prices. To find out more, speak with our trade kitchen suppliers and lets us develop an amazing B2B relationship.

Kitchen finance

We understand that you may not always have the funds immediately available to create your dream open-plan kitchen design ideas, so we want to help as best as we can. There are various kitchen finance deals available and we can talk with you to create a payment plan that works for you.  

Get in touch  

Contact our team of kitchen suppliers to discuss anything further and we would love to join you on your interior transformation journey.

Our Ranges

Bring the best of DIY kitchens in the UK into your home with a stylish kitchen design created by our award-winning team. Here at Kitchens for DIY, you can buy luxury kitchens at affordable prices that suit your exact requirements, style and budget.

Discover our range of off-the shelf kitchens below and order the kitchen of your dreams from the comfort of your home. Alternatively, you can visit our showrooms in Merry Hill or Solihull. 

Need help choosing? We are here to help you find the ideal kitchen design for your home. Give us a call or come and meet us in person at one of our kitchen showrooms in the West Midlands today.

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