A Communal Centre
Since time immemorial, we’ve known the kitchen as a social gathering place for family and friends. This is where the hot stove was located, where the community came together to cook, do laundry– and even bathe. Later, inexpensive systems and standard kitchens dominated the general living image. Spatially separated from the living room, people concentrated primarily on the utility and functionality of a kitchen, allowing individual and aesthetic demands to fall by the wayside.
Today's living and furnishing trends, on the other hand, are once again focusing on generous spaces that optimally combine the kitchen, living, and dining rooms. The separate kitchen is increasingly being replaced by the open plan kitchen, which functions as the social heart of the house and apartment: This is where people cook and eat together, organise brunches and social gatherings, and spend valuable time with family. The space where a large part of daily life takes place at home should therefore support precisely this dynamic. Modern kitchen design offers individual solutions for this purpose, which not only visually create a pleasant as well as coherent atmosphere, but also fit into almost any floor plan. However, before you start planning an open concept kitchen, you should also familiarise yourself with the special requirements.
Merging kitchen and living room offers many opportunities to enrich daily life and creatively organise the day-to-day happenings in your household. However, some people prefer a physical separation between the kitchen and living room.
For many people, an open kitchen is a long-cherished dream, but others employ this style for convenience if they don’t have enough space. The trend is moving more and more towards the open concept kitchen, but that doesn’t mean that it is the right choice for everyone.
As a multifunctional environment, the open kitchen in particular offers the opportunity to gather your life in one place, and to have an overview and to pursue several activities at the same time. For example, if guests are busy in the living room, the cook is not alone in the kitchen.
If, on the other hand, you prefer a less present workplace or a quiet place of retreat, you might consider a semi-open kitchen, in addition to a clear spatial separation. Here, partitions and half-walls, permanent or temporary room dividers and kitchen islands can provide the necessary division. With the possibilities of modern kitchen planning, individual room concepts can be created that fit people and their daily needs down to the last detail. Start your digital consultation or visit a SieMatic studio near you.