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Kitchen zones for open plan kitchens

Open plan kitchens can be the perfect option for many homes. From smaller apartments with not enough space for two separate rooms, to large homes with large kitchen areas, open plan kitchens can be designed for any space. Here at Homematas, we are Preston’s leading kitchen experts, and we help homeowners and property developers make the right kitchen choices. As a result, we have produced this guide to kitchen zones for open plan kitchens.

Kitchen zones for open plan kitchens

To make any open plan kitchen successful, in any space, you will need to consider zonal layouts. These will help divide the room into areas, without using walls, to keep the space open plan but practical. These zones usually involve:

  • a food preparation zone
  • a cooking zone
  • seating or relaxing zone

Food preparation zone

Functional kitchens need functional spaces. And while your guests are busy relaxing in the seating zone, you can still keep up with the conversation, from the food preparation zone. This needs to have enough workspace to utilize, while also offering unimpeded access to both the fridge, the oven and the sink

Cooking zone

The main purpose of the kitchen is to cook. So of course you need a cooking zone! This involves space to remove food safely from the oven, and of course the oven itself. In an open plan kitchen, an extractor fan will be an important addition, to keep the smells and grease to a minimum. Otherwise it will spread across the open plan space.

Seating zone

An open plan kitchen also usually involves a seating zone. This also doubles as a place to sit and eat together as a family, or as friends. Usually this is separated from the other zones by a work-surface or kitchen island that creates a semi divide in one section of the room.

For more information or advice about your open plan kitchen, and the zones you need to include, get in touch with the experts today, here at Homematas.