Fresh Design Ideas for Open-Plan Kitchens and Living Spaces

Article as seen in Professional Builder Magazine
DESIGNER: Mike Latimer, TK Design & Associates

DIMENSIONS: Width: 102 feet / Depth: 75 feet /Living area: 3,480 sf

Kitchens are the heart of the home and have become increasingly open over the last few years. Unfortunately, kitchen design has become a bit predictable.

The most common approach is to have one large, rectangular island and an L-shaped kitchen, but this kitchen design takes a different tack while remaining open and airy.

Wide, arched entrances celebrate arrival into the kitchen from both sides

B  The kitchen is open to the family room, creating a beautiful space running front to back on this end of the home

C  A beamed cathedral ceiling provides an abundance of volume that grows the space visually

D  Matching massive windows over the kitchen sink and in the living room flood the space with natural light

 A double island provides plenty of surface area for prepping and serving food