An open has both advantages and disadvantages. On one hand, the lack of privacy can be a problem for some people. However, in the kitchen there’s really no need for that anyway. In fact, it can even be entertaining to watch someone cook. On the other hand, it gets easier with the storage. You can expand your storage area beyond the kitchen without changing the rest of the décor. Here are five beautiful examples of open kitchens that illustrate these advantages and many more.
This kitchen basically occupies an entire wall. It shares and open plan with the living room and the two areas are pretty well defined. Notice how the thick exposed ceiling beams stop where the kitchen starts. The kitchen has a white ceiling and white walls and it’s like a bright spot for the whole room. The bar/kitchen island is also a partial room divider.