Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums >
  • General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
  • Do you like an open-concept kitchen/living space? >
  • Do you like an open-concept kitchen/living space?

  • Do you like an open-concept kitchen/living space?

    Old 09-30-2011, 05:14 PM
    Power Poster
    QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2011
    Location: western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts: 51,430

    i like open concept. my space is not large, so open makes it seem larger.
    QuiltnNan is offline  
    Old 09-30-2011, 05:14 PM
    Super Member
    luckylindy333's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2010
    Location: Snohomish, Washington
    Posts: 2,031

    We kind of have a half open kitchen w/dining area. I would like to take down the wall between the kitchen/livingroom, but there is a fireplace in that wall. It is also where the TV is, and would mean that we would have two less walls and the wallspace would be gone off of those two walls, so maybe it is not such a good idea...

    Interesting discussion- I thought I wanted an open plan until I realized all the wallspace that we would lose...
    luckylindy333 is offline  
    Old 09-30-2011, 05:20 PM
    Super Member
    thimblebug6000's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2007
    Location: British Columbia
    Posts: 8,093

    Okay... some of these comments are good news to me! My little kitchen is almost a galley & I've wondered over the years if I should have changed the floor plan to "lose" the wall between the kitchen & family room..... GOOD.... looks like I've saved myself some $$$
    thimblebug6000 is offline  
    Old 09-30-2011, 05:30 PM
    Super Member
    sewmuchmore's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2009
    Location: Georgia
    Posts: 3,563

    I like a separate kitchen. :P
    sewmuchmore is offline  
    Old 09-30-2011, 05:52 PM
    Join Date: Nov 2010
    Location: Ontario Canada
    Posts: 848

    Well I have had both and now am very happy with an L shaped arrangement with the kitchen in the small part of the L and an island seperating it from the dining room. If I could only figure out how to stop the island from being a catch all drop zone, it would be perfect!
    morelcabin is offline  
    Old 09-30-2011, 05:59 PM
    Super Member
    Join Date: May 2010
    Location: Northwest Georgia
    Posts: 3,272

    I love (and have) an open floor plan, however, with 4 cats, I'd love to be able to close off the kitchen while I'm cooking. They want to "help" a little too much! :shock:
    moonrise is offline  
    Old 09-30-2011, 06:08 PM
    Super Member
    Join Date: Jul 2007
    Location: central Indiana
    Posts: 1,166

    We live in a 100+year old farmhouse and I can tell you...I hate that it is full of walls! We have been looking at home plans and preview homes and think we have found a great floor plan. In it, the kitchen is separate but the breakfast area does open next to the huge great room. We are so looking forward to open space!!!
    Pam B is offline  
    Old 09-30-2011, 06:08 PM
    Super Member
    Join Date: Sep 2010
    Location: Upper Michigan
    Posts: 8,248

    I've had both. Depends on size of kitchen. If it's big closed if space is small open
    Painiacs is offline  
    Old 09-30-2011, 06:15 PM
    Super Member
    tucsonquilter's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2010
    Location: Tucson, AZ
    Posts: 1,081

    We just moved from an open concept to walls and I really like it except when a football game is on and I am in the kitchen cooking.......
    tucsonquilter is offline  
    Old 09-30-2011, 06:19 PM
    Super Member
    Ditter43's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2007
    Location: Crystal River Florida
    Posts: 9,785

    Mine is some of both. The end where the stove is built in, is enclosed for three feet and then opens to a two height counter top. That counter seperates the kitchen area from the family room. It does make both rooms feel bigger.
    I need a better designed exaust vent over the stove. I know the vapors from cooking settle on the family room furniture. That is my major complaint about the open plan. ;-)
    Ditter43 is offline  
    Related Topics
    Thread Starter
    Last Post
    General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
    10-31-2014 04:19 AM
    10-09-2010 02:51 PM
    09-13-2009 04:39 PM
    09-06-2007 05:34 PM

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is On
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    FREE Quilting Newsletter