While the open concept kitchen space has ruled design trends for the past decade, there are many ongoing debates regarding open versus closed kitchen designs and their focus in a home. The trend of an open concept kitchen allows for plenty of space, whereas a closed kitchen offers privacy and separation between rooms. If you are in the process of planning the floor plan and features of your new custom home, consider the pros and cons of both sides before making your decision.
Open Kitchens are a Case for Space
For many homeowners, the appeal of an open kitchen is the amount of space that is gained by combining the living room and kitchen into a single space. The conjoining of these rooms allows for the flow of an open floor plan while sectioning off the kitchen with a large island or piece of furniture. Many families with kids or multiple generations in the household appreciate this floorplan for its ability to make both rooms accessible and visible to anyone in either space. Open kitchens have also become the center of home entertainment, as guests often gather between the two rooms as a single entertainment space.
Closed Kitchens Save You the Hassle
In addition to sectioning off your space for cooking in the kitchen and entertaining in the living room only, a closed kitchen also saves you the hassle of potential issues caused by removing walls and rewiring to achieve the look of an open concept kitchen. Many proponents of closed kitchen are also wary of the additional costs that often come along with remodeling, as the scale of a kitchen remodel can often lead to other issues with electricity and plumbing during the process. For families who may not entertain quite as much throughout the year, a sectioned off kitchen space serves its purpose as a functional room to cook and enjoy meals as a family.
Custom Homes Allow You to Choose
When you are designing your new home with our team at Viking Custom Homes, our experts work with you to understand the specific needs of your family, as well as your design preferences for your new home. We understand that the kitchen is a crucial space in any home, and we work to bring your dream kitchen to life with every aspect of your design.
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