Open Plan Kitchens – Ideal for Modern Lifestyles

Open plan kitchens

More and more families are opting for open plan kitchens in their homes. This style of kitchen can work beautifully in many houses, and frequently combines spaces for cooking, dining, and relaxation. At Kitchen Design Centre, we’re experts in designing and building stunning open plan designer kitchens for our customers across the North West.

Today we’re featuring a range of ideas for open plan kitchens, and looking back at some of our beautiful customer kitchens to inspire you.


Create your ideal kitchen space

If you would like a generous open plan kitchen, but think there’s not enough space in your house, why not consider moving your kitchen to another, more spacious room? Another option is “knocking through” two or more rooms to create your ideal open plan space.

This may sound drastic, but it needn’t be. Remember: an open plan kitchen can combine the functions of several rooms in a traditional home. Visualising how a new kitchen will look can be difficult, however- and that’s where the experts at the Kitchen Design Centre can help you.

Mark and Jane Hudson were renovating their 200-year-old cottage but weren’t sure exactly what they wanted for the kitchen. They decided after visiting our showroom that our innovative design ideas were ideal for them.

A free design visit helped to give them a clear idea of the possibilities, and they chose to knock through two rooms and install beautiful tri-fold patio doors, creating a light and open space. Their luxurious open plan kitchen is cutting edge, and was delivered mostly while they were away on holiday!

allsop german open plan kitchen

Give your room a sense of purpose

Open plan kitchens can be multifunctional, so it’s important to plan your room with clear areas for each activity to avoid a messy look.

Melvyn and Lorraine Allsop created their luxurious German-style kitchen by knocking together three rooms. With the help of our talented team at Kitchen Design Centre, their light and airy new room has defined space for food preparation, with integrated appliances and high gloss units.

A long island with a breakfast bar is a smart yet relaxed dining area, concealing useful extra storage. At one end of the room a relaxed living area can be found, with a comfy sofa and wall mounted television. It all adds up to a design with flow, and without confusion.

farqhuar open plan kitchen

Create a streamlined effect

You can help to create a modern and streamlined effect by integrating the appliances in your kitchen. Kitchen Design Centre is a Neff Master Partner, which means that we’re a flagship company for world-renowned designer appliance manufacturers Neff, so you can be sure all our gorgeous kitchen appliances are top quality.

For Stuart and Barbara Farquhar, it was especially important that the sleek look of their new open plan kitchen wasn’t compromised. Space was limited, so our designer had to be creative in where and how appliances were fitted, including a purpose built dresser concealing the washing machine! Their stunning designer kitchen features all the latest Neff appliances, including a warming drawer and built-in microwave.

Want to go open plan? Come to Kitchen Design Centre

At Kitchen Design Centre, we are true kitchen specialists- designing and delivering kitchens is all we do, so we know our stuff!

We’re the best place to come to for open plan designer kitchens across the North West: we’ve got beautifully appointed and easy-to-reach kitchen showrooms in Manchester, Blackburn and Colne.

We thrive on making our customers’ ideas come to life, so why not come to one of our showrooms or book a free design visit to discuss your needs?

Share your ideas for the ideal open plan kitchen in the comments below, or tweet us @ModernKitchens!

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