For over a decade, open kitchen floor plans have been the preferred pick for households across America. A connection between kitchen, eating and living spaces are desirable to many home owners. They make it easier to see what is happening in the rest of your home and can be ideal for a master multi-tasker. Parents can prepare dinner, watch TV and help with homework all at the same time. Open kitchens also allow guests a chance into an integral part of the home too. Hosts can chat with guests as meals are being prepared, without one task having to take a back seat to the other. Lastly, an open kitchen floor plan can change the dynamics of a home. An absence of walls means more natural light and adds a sense of volume in smaller homes.
However, closed kitchen floor plans deserve some recognition as well. This traditional option has given hosts the opportunity to shield all messes and mishaps from guests. If you are someone who rather not have guests seeing dirty dishes building, this layout is for you! While it is a bit more formal than its counterpart, it allows those who prefer to cook in peace and quiet, the option of doing so. It also lends far more cabinet and countertop space to a kitchen, since there are more walls surrounding the design. Closed kitchens can be used for socialization as well if you get a bit creative. A built-in booth or foldable table brings a bit of company into the kitchen.
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