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High Gloss White Island Kitchen
Rotpunkt Open Plan Kitchen

Open Plan Kitchens

Available throughout our range, browse examples here.

Rotpunkt Open Plan Kitchen With Matt Mocha and Old Wild Oak
Rotpunk Open Plan Kitchen In City Nature Oak with Black Handleless Channel
Rotpunkt Urban Wild Oak and Matt Sand Open Plan Kitchen With Island
Rotpunkt Wood Mocha and Caramel Open Plan Kitchen With Island
Rotpunkt Shaker White Kitchen in Open Plan Layout
Rotpunkt Open Plan Kitchen With Matt Umbria Look and Matt Umbria
Rotpunkt Matt Umbra and Framed City Brown Oak Open Plan Kitchen
Concrete Look Light
Gloss Black + Matt White Kitchen
Gloss Cobalt Blue Kitchen
Gloss Velvet Blue +Matt Cashmere Kitchen
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Open plan living

Entertaining in an open plan kitchen affords you the opportunity to still join in the fun whilst preparing dinner for yourself and your guests- it also allows you to show off your culinary skills in style! However, an open plan arrangement also means that your kitchen is always on show, even if just to you and your family. With this in mind the space must be beautifully designed and diligently crafted, as every detail will be under your continuous scrutiny. It is often said that the kitchen is the heart of the home and never is this truer than in an open plan kitchen. Kavanagh Designs have designed and installed many open plan kitchens, some featuring islands, some in galley kitchens, and others to accommodate a U-shaped layout. Whether for a large area or more compact space, if an open plan kitchen is a design you are seriously considering, then a chat with one of our designers will be well worth your time.

Islands with open plan kitchens

Open plan kitchen designs often (but not always) incorporate islands or peninsulas. These features can be designed to generate a new seating area within your kitchen, although their presence also creates a physical limit to the remaining space available. It is worthwhile considering whether or not you require storage on the side of the island that faces into your living space; if you do, this can afford you somewhere to store items not needed in the kitchen – but be mindful that this can also increase the depth of the island. If you intend to have seating here then careful thought must be given to the work surface height as the standard worktop height is too high to sit on a chair at, and too low for a stool. The work surface height can of course be varied, but managing the difference in height between this and the rest of your kitchen is key to ensuring this type of design doesn’t feel disjointed. Kavanagh Designs are familiar with all of these considerations and experienced in pre-empting as well as overcoming any potential obstacles. Our expert designers will always be on hand to guide you through the design process and ensure you achieve your desired outcome.

Kitchen Design Brighton | Kavanagh Designs

Continuity Between Spaces In Open Plan Kitchens

Firstly, it’s worth stating that continuity between spaces isn’t something you have to achieve- some clients specifically want to accentuate the contrast between the spaces. However, it is fair to say that most people do wish to achieve a feeling of continuity between their lounge and their open plan kitchen/kitchen diner, and Kavanagh Designs have devised several different solutions for implementing and accomplishing this. Firstly, a very subtle approach would be through the continuation of wall coverings and flooring between spaces, or through the continuous run of shelving units. At Kavanagh Designs we also offer a range of furniture which has been especially designed for use outside of the kitchen, but which matches the kitchen furniture. This can take the form of side boards, or now more commonly Audio/ Visual display units for mounting flat screen televisions, concealing cables and ‘black boxes’ etc. These can be designed, supplied and installed at the same time as your kitchen.

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