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Why Have an Open Plan Kitchen?

Why Have an Open Plan Kitchen?

In the realm of modern home design, the open plan kitchen has become a sought-after feature for homeowners seeking a blend of functionality, style, and sociability. Here at Goodey and Howell, we understand the allure of an open plan kitchen and the transformative effect it can have on your living space. Let's delve into what makes this design choice so appealing, its benefits, drawbacks, and where you can turn to make your open plan kitchen dreams a reality.


What is an Open Plan Kitchen?

An open plan kitchen is a layout that integrates the kitchen with other living spaces, typically the dining and/or living areas, creating a seamless flow and sense of connectivity within the home. Walls and partitions are removed or minimised to create a more expansive, multifunctional space where cooking, dining, and socialising can occur simultaneously.


Benefits of an Open Plan Kitchen:

Enhanced Sociability: One of the primary advantages of an open plan kitchen is the opportunity it provides for increased interaction and socialising. Whether you're entertaining guests or simply spending time with family, an open layout ensures that no one feels isolated in the kitchen while meals are being prepared.

Improved Natural Light: By eliminating barriers between rooms, natural light can penetrate deeper into the living space, creating a brighter and more inviting atmosphere. This can contribute to a greater sense of well-being and energy efficiency within the home.

Flexible Use of Space: Open plan kitchens offer versatility in how the space is utilised. Whether you're hosting a dinner party, supervising children while cooking, or simply enjoying a quiet evening at home, the adaptable layout allows you to tailor the space to suit your needs.


Drawbacks of an Open Plan Kitchen:

Noise and Odours: Without walls to contain sound and cooking odours, an open plan kitchen can sometimes lead to a lack of privacy and the permeation of smells throughout the living area. However, strategic placement of ventilation systems and thoughtful design choices can eliminate these issues.

Clutter Visibility: With the kitchen on display, maintaining a tidy appearance can be a challenge, especially if countertops are cluttered with dishes or cooking utensils. Adequate storage solutions and organisation are essential for keeping the space looking neat and cohesive.


Where to Go for an Open Plan Kitchen?

Look no further than Goodey and Howell for expert guidance and impeccable craftsmanship in creating your ideal open plan kitchen. Our skilled team specialises in everything from kitchen renovations and installations to remodels and refurbishments. Based in Northamptonshire, we are your local kitchen experts, offering free design consultations, precise installations, and comprehensive solutions to elevate your culinary space.

Browse our website to explore our range of services and view our range of stunning kitchen styles. With our dedication to quality, craftsmanship, and customer satisfaction, Goodey and Howell is your trusted partner for bringing your dream kitchen to life.


How Our Kitchen Service Works:

Book an Appointment and Visit Our Showrooms: Start your journey by booking an appointment today and visiting one of our spectacular showrooms. Here, you can explore our range of kitchen designs, materials, and features to gather inspiration for your project.

Space Survey and Detailed Consultation: Following your initial appointment, we'll schedule a time to survey your space and discuss your ideas in more detail. During this appointment, our team will assess the existing space, taking measurements and noting the current layout, including the position of windows, doors, and other fixtures.

Design Presentation: After the space survey, you'll be invited back to our showroom, where a dedicated member of our in-house design team will present you with a fully-rendered, 3D drawing of your reimagined kitchen or bathroom space. This detailed visualisation will bring your ideas to life and allow for any necessary adjustments to be made.

Quote Presentation: Once the digital design has been fine-tuned to your liking, we will provide you with a comprehensive quote for the finalised design. At this stage, all the work done up until this point is completely complimentary. We will present you with two different options for moving forward with your kitchen or bathroom renovation project.

Supply-Only Service: If you opt for our supply-only service, we will take care of ordering all individual design components and coordinate their delivery from our trusted suppliers to one of our showrooms. From there, we will arrange delivery to your door, ensuring a seamless process from start to finish.

Full-Service Offering: Alternatively, you may choose our full-service offering, which includes everything mentioned above, along with professional installation carried out by our highly-reviewed installation team. Our installation process is meticulously planned and executed to ensure the highest standards of craftsmanship and customer satisfaction.

Agreement and Commencement: Upon agreement of the quote, the next steps will begin. At the start of the process, you will be provided with a comprehensive timeline for our work, and we will work professionally and efficiently to deliver you the high-quality results we are known for.

Guarantees: Every component in your new space comes with an individual manufacturing guarantee ranging from 12 months to 15 years. On top of this, all of our installation projects come with our own personal 12-month workmanship guarantee, allowing you to relax and use your new room with full peace of mind.


Take the next step towards realising your dream kitchen or bathroom renovation project by contacting us today to schedule a free design consultation.

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