Layout Ideas for an Open-plan Kitchen and Living Space
Find inspiration on whether to place the dining, kitchen or living zone next to the patio doors of your open-plan room
If you’re finding it difficult to choose your layout, take a look at these open-plan spaces to find inspiration for your own home.
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A dining table positioned next to the patio doors is great for entertaining, as guests can enjoy an uninterrupted view of the garden. By opening up the patio doors, you’ll create the feeling of eating outside, but with a little extra shelter.
A living area located in an internal part of the room will be a cosy spot away from the more open feel of the rest of the space.
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Can’t decide which seating zone to place near the garden? Embrace the best of both worlds by positioning them adjacent to each other, right next to the patio doors. This layout is a sociable option, as it keeps the lounging and dining areas in close proximity and allows people to move from one perch to the other.
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If you’re a keen cook who spends a lot of time in the kitchen, the best layout for you might be with the cooking area near the glazed entrance.
A popular choice is to put the dining table alongside the kitchen, but slightly to the side of the doors. This allows both areas to benefit from the light, with the kitchen getting the best view.
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