Kitchen remodeling: open floor plan
Kitchens used to be rooms walled in on every side, except the door. The current trend is to open this space to everyone that comes in. Open floor kitchens provide more space and create a region one can use to prepare food and entertain guests.
Transforming a kitchen is not easy, but it’s worth the effort. You begin by measuring the room, and, using a quarter of an inch per one foot scale, you can start marking everything on graph paper: wall position, windows, doorways, cabinets, outlets, conveniences, fixtures and switch plates.
Extend the measurements to the rooms next door, thus making them part of the remodel. Mark the one that will have their walls removed and draw them out beyond the link to the kitchen area. Also make sure that the measurements are recorded.
Place tracing paper over the graph and secure it. Mark the location of the new walls and their connections to the rooms nearby. Your main objective when designing this floor plan is to produce something that will flow naturally, more spacious and become more functional without compromising the overall appearance.
Draw out the new plan and make sure everything (sinks,cabinets, etc.) are where you want them to be. Everything must be in open space so people can move around.
There are a number of Kitchen Floor Types you can choose from when remodeling a home. The most popular is Open Floor Plan.