The Beauty of the Open Kitchen

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Open kitchens are certainly not a thing of the past. In fact, they are more trendy today than ever before. It’s a trend that isn’t going out of style. There’s something so satisfying about an open kitchen. It serves many roles, including a great place to entertain. It allows cooks and guests to hang out freely without feeling cramped or claustrophobic. Below are a few tips on creating the perfect open kitchen for you and your needs.

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  1. Place the sink in the middle island for even more room to expand. This can actually give you double the counter space, and lets you do the dishes or use the sink while still interacting with family and guests.


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  1. Counter height bars are always a good idea. Why? Because they don’t block off the space. They can actually make a kitchen look bigger and more open. And because there are so many cool counter height stools available, you can really create something amazing.

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  1. A communal table can look fantastic along a wall of cabinets. It become your dining space AND your kitchen island. This is a great option for small yet open spaces.

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  1. An open kitchen means no walls in site. Create your dream kitchen by keeping everything completely open! Just say no to walls. Seriously. You can keep it look cohesive by using the right pieces of furniture, and by using the right placement of lighting. An open kitchen allows for you to have fun with room layout and use of materials. It’s a win win!


For more kitchen design tips: Eat-In Kitchens: Lounging with Banquettes | Decorate A Contemporary Kitchen with Light Wood Cabinetry 


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Kirsten Grove has always had a passion for interior design. Simply Grove is Kirsten's creative outlet for all things aesthetically beautiful. Started in 2008 as a way to show off eye catching design and decor from all over the world, Simply Grove has become a hang-out for like-minded creatives with a love of interiors and an appetite for design eye-candy. You will also find Kirsten featured in publications and sites like Better Homes and Gardens, Lucky Magazine, RealLiving Magazine, Elle, and Design Sponge to just name a few. She was also named one of Babble’s Top 50 Design Mom Bloggers of 2011 and has been a speaker at Alt Summit 2011, 2012 and 2013.