[AD] Integrating the kitchen and the dining room into one larger open plan space has been a popular idea for quite a while. However, in recent years this trend has turned up the style factor, and the once humble kitchen diner is now an insta-worthy must-have for every home.
The appeal of an open plan kitchen and dining space is easy to see; it makes for an excellent entertaining area, plus its multi-purpose space makes it perfect for modern family living. You can be busy cooking a meal while the kids are in the same room doing their homework at the dining table or playing where you can see them.
If you are planning to create a contemporary kitchen diner, these tips should help you to make the most of your fantastic new living space:
Let in the Light
If you are hoping to create a kitchen diner with a light and airy feel you will need to consider the best ways to bring plenty of natural light into the room. Roof windows are an extremely popular choice right now and help to keep the room bathed in natural sunlight throughout the day. Another firm favourite for open plan kitchen diners is bi-fold windows running the length of the room. Bi-fold windows are a great choice if you like the idea easily opening up the space during the summer months so that you can seamlessly connect the garden with your kitchen diner. Whether you decide to incorporate bi-fold doors, roof windows, or both, you can be sure that your choice will bring a distinctly contemporary, bright feel to the room.
Smart storage options are a must to maintain the feeling of spaciousness throughout this newly created area. Having clutter around the room will take away from the contemporary look that you have worked so hard to create. As an open plan room can be used for so many different purposes and activities, it can quickly become untidy unless you have incorporated storage solutions into your plans for the room. Including clever storage spaces within the room will help it to stay looking perfect for longer and also makes it so much easier to keep it looking clean and tidy.
Choose Your Style
One of the biggest choices to make when planning your newly-created kitchen and dining room is which style of units and other fixtures should you choose. Should you opt for an ultra-modern kitchen dining room with the latest on-trend kitchen units? Or, perhaps contemporary kitchen design trends are more of your thing. If you are unsure which style to choose, why not get some inspiration from instagram or from interior design magazines to help you decide on the right choice for your home.
If you are still unsure of which style to choose from consider whether you think you will still like the design in five years time.
The spaciousness of a kitchen diner makes it the hub of the home, and a central part of family life. An open plan area is ideal for getting the whole family together and enjoying some quality time, whether you’re feasting on your Sunday roast, or catching up over a mid-week meal.
To make the most of your new kitchen diner you need to configure the space to meet your family’s needs. A large dining table is a must for your kitchen diner, and it is a great idea to choose one that is extendable so that you can welcome more guests for special occasions.
Add Some Wow Factor Features
Creating a spacious new kitchen diner takes a lot of planning and effort to get right, so you want the finished result to look as good as it possibly can. One way to up the style stakes further is to add some elements to your design that have a wow factor. Adding some wow factor to your home helps to take your new space from just a nice room to one that packs a serious statement and screams style.