Basser HouseContemporary Kitchen, Melbourne

The kitchen opens onto the courtyard, with an external bar permitting easy summer entertaining. Photo by Peter Bennetts

Photo of an expansive contemporary galley open plan kitchen in Melbourne with a submerged sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, marble worktops, stainless steel appliances and concrete flooring. —  Houzz
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Amanda Pollard added this to 7 Genius Tips From The Year's Most Popular Open-plan Stories22 November 2017

Max out on the viewIf your open-plan layout is L-shaped, it can be difficult to decide where to put the door to the garden. In this extension, the main door has been positioned in the living area, but that could have limited the view to the outside from the kitchen. The solution? Two right-angled walls that consist almost entirely of glass. The smart bit here is that the owners haven’t had to lose precious worktop space – instead, the opening begins at the top of the work surface. The view is just as good as it would have been with a floor-to-ceiling window, and the worktop can double up as an outside bar area. Discover more ways to open up your kitchen extension

Tugman Studio added this to What’s the Best Way to Open Up Your Kitchen Extension?3 January 2017

L-shaped openingsOf course, not every kitchen extension is a simple rectangle facing back to a rear garden. In this example, a dog-leg form allows a generous width of worktop facing the view, with bifolding doors around the corner giving access to the garden.Another increasingly popular phenomenon can also be seen here: where a window is above a worktop, that window comes right down to worktop level and can be folded or slid to the side. Then (with the window out of the way) the worktop can become a servery or bar, from which to cater for garden parties and barbecues.

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Marie added this to Cuisine5 days ago

Plan de travail qui déborde à l’extérieur

Kate Storey added this to My ideas26 January 2020

undermount sink with drying rack

Dinah Bunch added this to Living & Kitchen25 January 2020

One long window, drywall between top

Jacki K added this to Jacki and Frank's ideas24 January 2020

Like how the kitchen opens to the outdoors

Morgan Reynolds added this to BBQ Kitchen Ideas12 January 2020

Full size window at bbq kitchen wall.

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