One of the most important parts of your home is your kitchen. It’s where you gather to make your meals, keep your food fresh, prepare hot beverages for guests and family, and much more. It’s a place that comes together in the decor department under certain circumstances. More property owners are giving their kitchens an open-plan renovation because of the improvements done on the appearance of the area, while providing many other benefits at the same time.
According to home renovations Sydney owner Jack Male, most people assume that you have to do a complete demolition before resurfacing the entire area with wood or granite, but this isn’t always the case. There may be several elements of your current kitchen space that can easily be replaced, while still retaining its original character.
Learn more about the advantages of setting up an open-plan kitchen with this list!
After organizing your cooking appliances, food storage, pots/pans, utensils, cleaning products etc., you will find that it’s much easier to get your dishes on the table on time. Also depending on how large your new open-plan kitchen is, you could even host impromptu dining experiences for friends or guests outside of normal meal times. This would also be useful if you had hungry kids who didn’t want to wait until dinner time! By having everything at hand in one space instead of split over several rooms of the house, you’ll save valuable seconds each time you cook or clean up.
With a larger, more open space you’ll find it is much quicker to clean up your dishes from the night before or from that morning breakfast table. You can even have a dishwasher installed if you have room for one, which will save even more time each kitchen session. If your home has multiple floors then having all of the cooking appliances and cleaning products centrally located in one spot will make things run smoother no matter where you are in the house. There is nothing worse than needing something like baking soda (to deodorize a smelly fridge) but not finding it until it’s too late to do anything about the offending odour!
The Ability To Cook For A Crowd
If you like to entertain or enjoy cooking for a group, your open-plan kitchen will be the perfect place to do it. You can share recipes and stories with your friends and family while enjoying their company. If you have kids, these gatherings would be fun activities for them as well! You could even add an island or breakfast bar so there is room for everyone when they come over.
Personal Dining/Party Space
Having a space in your home where you can cook meals at your leisure and socialize in one area if desired is fantastic – but having that space dedicated solely to you and your family is even better. If you live with more than one person, this will be especially useful because it provides a place to eat dinner without hogging the kitchen table or eating on the couch in front of the TV for every meal. With an open-plan kitchen, everyone will be able to relax and enjoy their time together while cooking whatever they like whenever they want.
You’ll be excited by the endless possibilities that come with designing your new open-plan kitchen! You can choose whatever layout works best for your home – big island, smaller island, breakfast bar area etc. It doesn’t matter if you’re not classically trained; there are plenty of classes on offer (even online) where you can learn basic cooking skills and/or more complex culinary techniques. Even if you’re not a natural with chopping veggies or making dough, just keep at it! You’ll be surprised with how quickly you progress when the only thing that stands between you and your next meal is a round of prep work.
Open-plan kitchens create space for sharing food in more than one way – they provide a place to make food for yourself, family and friends; they offer the opportunity to share recipes and stories while cooking or eating together, and they give home cooks an outlet (social media) where they can share ideas about their favourite dishes (and answer questions from novice chefs). This serves two purposes: first, it’s a great way to build connections with people who share your interests regarding food – second, you can learn so much from doing this!