9+ Wonderful Open Kitchen Design Ideas
KraftySpace Editorial Team
Looking for kitchen designs that provide openness and continuity? Well, you can achieve both through the OPEN KITCHEN DESIGN concept.
In modern lifestyle, space constraints play a major role in designing. To cut off extra space and use every single bit of the available space, is the only goal of the designer.
The kitchen and the living room units together, making a bigger and boundless space. You can get your job done from one side of the area and also at the same time can have interaction with the family members.
An open kitchen helps you multitask by achieving social and functional criteria together. Particularly for the SMALL KITCHEN SPACES, this is the ultimate option.
Let us now see some helpful ways, through which you can incorporate one of our choices into your dream home.
1. SHOWCASE YOUR KITCHEN THROUGH ACCENT WALL.
Kitchen accent wall space are used from ceiling to floor level for creating a visual appeal. This forces us to be more creative as we have only a wall to use. Make it more attractive by implementing the right choice of BACKSPLASH.
Here kitchen island regulates your movement, forms a work triangle within the kitchen, and allows the formation of sitting arrangement from another side.
Narrow kitchen space feels wider as the barrier between the living room and kitchen area is removed, uniting them together making one ultimate space.
2. SINGLE ISLAND DESIGN
What is an island design in the kitchen? As you can see in the above picture it is a freestanding cabinet, one of the most integral parts of open kitchen design. Circulation goes around this area.
Island can be considered as the social gathering point where you can get connected to your family members. Functionally it works as a cooking space, dining, and cleaning center.
All four sides can be access in terms of usage and functionality. Beneath the kitchen island, you can also build some additional storage units.
3.DOUBLE ISLAND DESIGN
Have you ever felt that a single island is not enough for your kitchen? Incorporating one more island will fulfill your needs. The double island concept works best for large spaces.
Managing all the activities through a single island is quite challenging. Divide one island for preparation of food, cleaning area through the sink and the other one is just for relaxation, entertainment, and eating.
Here are 5 different ways of placing double island into your open kitchen.
The accent kitchen wall is parallel to both the islands.
 TWO-ISLAND IN RESEMBLANCE
The accent kitchen wall is parallel to both the islands.
 DOUBLE ISLAND PERPENDICULAR TO SPACE
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These islands are placed in a rectangular area where they are perpendicular to the accent wall of the kitchen and adjacent to each other.
 INTERSECTING ISLAND
These are formed in small kitchen spaces. Both islands are perpendicular to each other forming T- shape island.
 L- SHAPE ISLAND
Here among the two islands, one is forming L- shape platform serving the purpose of dining while the other island is placed in the middle of the kitchen for cooking.
 MISCELLANEOUS ISLAND
Here two islands are completely different from one another in terms of size, shape, texture. Both of these islands complement each other in their style.
4. SMALL SPACE DESIGN
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Open Kitchen Design doesn’t only work for large areas, houses with small living and kitchen areas can be combined making a spacious area.
For small space, you can fulfill your needs by eliminating extra floor space needed for the dining area. Create a visual flow and continuity by smartly sticking to one color palette. This will make your space look bigger than what it is.
You don’t need to compromise any functional necessity, as u can see in the above picture it incorporates storage, cleaning and cooking area, and also a chic look.
5. COOKHOUSE DESIGN FOR TERTIARY INDUSTRY
Tertiary industry includes financial institutes such as schools, restaurants, and hotels, aiming to provide service to the customer, therefore also known as the service industry.
All of our lives are these days moving with acceleration. The eagerness about the knowledge of information and technology increases. Therefore transparency in restaurants, schools, and the office canteen is nowadays in trend.
Quick service restaurants mostly incorporate the open kitchen design concept. It gives direct access to customers, where you can get a visual idea about hygiene level and have a glance at the expertise work of the chef.
6. BRING IN THE ESSENCE OF NATURE INTO YOUR KITCHEN
How can we get the feel of nature inside our house? For this, we need to create a false setup by using natural materials like wood and wood textures for our kitchen.
Select the right choice of flooring, tabletop furnishes for cabinet, and a splendid backsplash, to get the feel of farmhouse style kitchen. Farmhouse style doesn’t mean designing a kitchen at the farmhouse. This simply means bringing in those feelings of nature into our home.
As you can see in the above photo, a feeling of freshness is gathered through large windows. The whole surrounding space is light up through these transparent glass windows.
7. COMPOSITION OF INFORMAL LIVING ROOM AND KITCHEN
The earlier kitchen was kept at isolation place, where your activities revolve against the wall. Nowadays modern architectural design has given importance to the most functional space, by making the center point of the house.
The kitchen area is develop in a way that it gets merge into the living room.. For the family room, it gives the feel of continuity, volume, and freedom of movement.
Open kitchen design helps to showcase your kitchen most elegantly without overlooking its functionality.
8. DECLUTTER YOUR KITCHEN STORAGE UNITS
There are many ways to design your kitchen cabinets. To keep your kitchen tidy and mess-free, cabinets should be designed in a way that fulfills the purpose of storing small to large items.
The modern kitchen uses storage as a part of the showcase. These could be made of different materials and styles as per your design of the living room. This cabinet design is develop in a way that provides personal space for refrigerator and oven.
You can use the ceiling to floor space, with a variety of open to close units, with transparent to solid doors. Make sure to keep your useful items at the reachable level and the rest which is used once in a year can be kept at the uppermost level.
9. BRING IN IDEAL ILLUMINATION INTO YOUR KITCHEN
Just as the kitchen is the core part of the house, the same ways the perfect balance of light for the kitchen is its main part. You cannot think of designing a kitchen without a good balance of light in it.
Apart from the natural light coming through doors and windows, some task-oriented light should be involved. This will highlight your countertop and cabinets. Pendant light works best over the island, both aesthetically and functionally.
Task light below the cabinets, which is available in two different ways, one is in strip form and another as puck lights help you to gain more focus during your work. If your kitchen space is very small then use mirror BACKSPLASH. This will make your kitchen look bigger.
10. CONTEMPORARY OPEN KITCHEN WITH BLUE AND WHITE THEME
A contemporary kitchen is refer as ‘on-going trend’ designs. This can have elements of various styles together. Kitchens with this style are a perfect example of simplicity and minimal layout.
Contemporary kitchen design blend style and function for a space that is innovative yet alluring.
This style uses bright, bold colors with some elements of pop-up through different materials/colors.
As in the above picture, the color scheme goes as blue and white, highlighting the countertop with wood finishes.
11. BLEND OLD AND NEW KITCHEN DESIGN ERA
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