The success of the open-concept home has changed how design works. In the past, rooms are designed in isolation, however in today’s world the kitchen and its distinct elements such as the appliances have to be thought of as part of the larger thematic tapestry of home design. Integrating the kitchen into the overall design structure of the home is a challenge that invigorates even the most veteran of home designers.
Some design elements where the kitchen successfully integrates with the rest of the home include larger items like paint color but also smaller items such as similar window treatments. For example, if your living room allows lots of natural light to flow through it, then if the kitchen has the same access to natural light, this needs to be part of the design as well to maintain continuity.
The 20 photos listed below show amazing open concept kitchens that can serve as templates as you go through the process of designing your kitchen. We’re confident you’ll find these photos are a great place to start when considering how you will design your kitchen.
1. Comfy and Light
With a window seat and lots of space to work, you’ll love the ease of this white and bright kitchen. Glass front cupboards let you show off your prettiest dishes, with plenty of enclosed areas for everything else.
2. Cherry Treat
The cherry wood floors in this design will have you spending a lot of time in the kitchen. Shiny and beautiful, they contrast perfectly with the white cabinets, counters and windows.
3. Chic and Pretty
The print backsplash in this beauty ties in perfectly with the counters and feel of all the white cabinetry. Wood floors and island round out the look. How about those red stove knobs?
4. Simple and Relaxed
The charm of this kitchen is in its’ simplicity. Attached dining area and eat-in nook complement the open feel of the space. Clean lines and simple storage with some display areas keep it interesting.
5. Window Beauty
Those over the stove windows really brighten up this kitchen. Nothing but blue sky! With that beautiful backsplash and cabinets to match, double ovens and island seating, what a great place to hang out.