Open Kitchen Design: Is It Right for Your Home?

Kitchen design ideas encompass a full spectrum of renovation possibilities. What it ultimately comes down to is what will best embody your vision.


Kitchen design ideas encompass a full spectrum of renovation possibilities. What it ultimately comes down to is what will best embody your vision. Nowadays, one of the trending topics is the idea of an open kitchen design. The kitchen is where family and friends spend most of their time, so it’s important to take all things into consideration during the renovation process. Essentially, you’ll want to consider what is right for the layout of your home. That’s why we have compiled a few of the benefits of an open kitchen to help you determine whether or not an open kitchen design is the right choice for you! Let’s get started. 


Open kitchens are much easier to manage and utilize than a closed kitchen. Ultimately, open kitchens are so much simpler to work in. Rather than moving and switching between the dining room, kitchen, and living room, an open kitchen provides easier access to every room while cooking and preparing meals. This makes serving family and guests significantly easier. 

Another added benefit is a consistent design and feel as you transition from one room to the next. Consider holidays or hectic mornings when you are constantly moving from one room to the next. An open kitchen alleviates the headache that comes with transitioning constantly between rooms. 

More Space

Nothing works better or more conveniently than having an open kitchen. Open kitchens make living areas much less congested, and free up space within a household. An open kitchen that bleeds into the living room, dining room, or both creates an open area where air can flow more freely, and guests aren’t confined to one room. 

An open kitchen typically means no partition. The area that is covered by the kitchen, dining room, and living room will essentially be one big open space for everyone to move around in and enjoy. This doesn’t just offer more space, it changes the entire design of your home and may even spur new ideas for renovations/decor!


The kitchen is the most distinct and integral part of any home. This is where guests, friends, and family will spend the majority of their time making memories, eating/cooking great food, and having soulful conversations. Not only that, but when you’re cooking for yourself, you’ll have the convenience of more space and even watching your favorite shows while cooking! 

Lower Bills

Believe it or not, open kitchen designs can reduce electricity bills! When the partition between your kitchen, living room, and dining room is removed, it offers two major benefits. One of these benefits is that more natural light can seep into your home and reduce the need for you to turn on lights during the day when the sun is shining. 

Second, a more open kitchen/dining/living area allows hot and cold air to circulate more freely, which reduces the need to constantly adjust the thermostat. 

Third, you won’t ever have to rely on a variety of separate lamps for the kitchen, living room, or dining room for light. Ultimately, an open kitchen concept reduces kilowatt usage with lighting and your HVAC unit. 

Keeping Family & Friends Closer

Whether you have young children you need to keep an eye on or a visiting relative you’d like to maximize your time with, an open kitchen allows you to keep your family, friends, and guests closer. After all, what’s better than spending time with your friends and family?

Ready to Get Started?

Eakman Construction has been providing expert home renovation services to homeowners in Washington for years. All of our experienced specialists can guide you through kitchen design ideas and offer professional insight regarding open kitchen designs. For more information, or to get started on your next home renovation project, contact us today!