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By Kevin Beck 15 Jan, 2018
An open concept kitchen will not only benefit your home, but will also benefit you! Socially, it will provide a larger atmosphere for more family and friends. It will be a lot easier to socialize and spend time with more people at a family gathering with an open kitchen. The flow of your home will open up and create a spacious room, connecting the kitchen to multiple other rooms within your home. An open concept kitchen is when interior walls of your home are removed to open up the room. Usually, the kitchen will connect to a high traffic room in your home. The first step to pursuing an open kitchen, is to start planning!

Planning And Preparing For Your Kitchen

  • Concept:The idea of the space being open and easy flowing is the most important part of this concept. Obtrusive objects shouldn’t be blocking your view or taking up space in the walkways.
  • Cabinets: Prepare your kitchen cabinets for your new space. This means try to make your cabinets compliment other decor, like your couches, to create an overall theme and flow.
  • Flooring: When it comes to choosing floors for your new design, you should stick to a color palette or consistant theme. Using one type of flooring will make the room appear larger than it is, an old design trick . If you don’t want the flooring from your kitchen in other rooms, stick to common color and texture, so you don’t overwhelm the eye.
  • Organization: Your new kitchen has a lot of positives, but one negative is that open concept kitchens tend to have less space for storage. Organizational shelving and other structures may need to be purchased. Make sure they aren’t taking up walkways or are obscuring the view from the kitchen to other rooms.

Cumberland Kitchen & Bath is your go-to place to begin the design process. Start on your new open concept kitchen design today! When you work with one of our designers, you'll work with them one on one throughout the entire process, from measuring and designing to your finished kitchen or bathroom remodel. For more information, you can visit our website at www.cumberlandkitchen.com  or give us a call at 401-334-7317
By Kevin Beck 21 Dec, 2017
Are you daydreaming about taking a sledgehammer to your kitchen walls? Your daydream can become a reality with the proper floor plan. Consider opening up your kitchen with a single line kitchen layout.

This layout opens up all of the areas around the space making the design one great room that happens to include the kitchen. All of the appliances, cabinets, countertops, and sink are located along one wall. In the past, this plan was popular to maximize space in smaller homes, but designers are adding this plan back into their blueprints with an extra touch. Newer designs incorporate an island with a sink and dishwasher. This addition provides more counter space, storage, and, seating among other benefits.

Space Saver:This design creates extra space due to the kitchen being on one wall. Place a table and chairs in this space, and it can be used as a dining area. Another option is adding a workstation for a laptop, after-school command center, or a hobby area.

Budget-Friendly- Not needing to build unnecessary accent walls will reduce your labor and costs on materials.

Versatile Design: This style fits into anyone's aesthetic, from farmhouse chic, Pinterest DIY, to ultra modern.

Low-Maintenance: Let's be honest, this is not the Brady Bunch era with Alice in the kitchen all day. Now we are slaves to our schedules including extracurricular activities and late night dinners. This design requires less cleaning due to the reduction in surface area.

Inspiring Your Inner Chef: Get back to what you love, cooking! The layout allows the prep work to run smoothly and quickly with everything at an arm's distance.

Face Time: You will no longer have to yell, “What did you say?” “Can you repeat that?” “Huh?” Your family is in the other room laughing and enjoying their time together, while you are alone cooking dinner. The openness of this plan allows your family to still hang out in the living area or sit around the island while you finish up the dinner preparations.

If you’re looking to completely transform your kitchen into something new, but don’t know where to start, let Cumberland Kitchen and Bath help you out! We’d be happy to point you in the right direction, and answer any questions you may have along the way. Give us a call today at 401-334-7317, or visit our website.

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