The working side of the oak kitchen island. The oak has a specialist finish by Artichoke's specialist finishing team. Image by Marcus Peel.
Design ideas for a large rustic galley open plan kitchen in Gloucestershire with a single-bowl sink, raised-panel cabinets, marble worktops, stone slab splashback, stainless steel appliances, limestone flooring, an island and light wood cabinets.
Create a quiet zoneIn our article that focused on your thoughts about open-plan layouts, a common complaint was that there’s often not enough separation between the kitchen and living space. Although it’s sociable, some homeowners don’t want to feel as if they’re in the kitchen all the time and others want a separate haven away from the hubbub of the sociable space. The advice was to consider leaving the living room separate when planning an open-plan layout – or at least to create a quiet zone - catherine_baker21