Open plan kitchens create an informal social area popular with families and people who regularly entertain guests in the kitchen.

Whilst this merging of household areas is enjoyed by many, open plan designs often benefit from creating visual distinctions between each area. This can be done by using different colours, style or flooring in different areas

It’s also important to remember storage – open plan kitchens have less wall space and so less room available for cabinets. This is one reason why so many open plan designs feature kitchen islands.

Check out our gallery of open plan kitchens below for more ideas.


8 Real Kitchen open plan layouts

Inzo (matt beige) - Milligan & Jessop kitchen

Inzo (matt beige)

Budget: £16k - £20k

Designed & Installed by: La Medida, Huddersfield

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Milbourne Sage - Newrooms kitchen

Milbourne Sage

Budget: £12k - £16k

Designed & Installed by: Newrooms, Methwold

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Broadoak Painted - Milligan and Jessop kitchen

Broadoak Painted

Budget: £12k - £16k

Designed & Installed by: La Medida, Huddersfield

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Milton Oak and Sage - Kitchen Solutions Lincs Ltd kitchen

Milton Oak and Sage

Budget: £20k and over

Designed & Installed by: Kitchen Solutions Lincs Ltd, Lincoln

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Inzo (matt beige) - Ice Interior kitchen

Inzo (matt beige)

Budget: £20k and over

Designed & Installed by: Ice Interior Ltd, Lymington

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Broadoak Charcoal and Ivory - Kitchen Solutions Lincs Ltd kitchen

Broadoak Charcoal and Ivory

Budget: £20k and over

Designed & Installed by: Kitchen Solutions Lincs Ltd, Lincoln

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Broadoak Natural - Court Homemakers kitchen

Broadoak Natural

Budget: £16k - £20k

Designed & Installed by: Court Homemakers Limited, Stockton-on-Tees

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Croft Oak - James Clark Kitchens kitchen

Croft Oak

Budget: £20k and over

Designed & Installed by: James Clark Kitchen Company, Sudbury

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