Published at Saturday, March 31st 2018, 09:44:13 AM. Kitchen. By Lucia Marino.
There’s no room here for a table or an island and that gives the kitchen a lack of social character. In addition, interaction between two or more people in a galley kitchen is limited and often awkward. in a home, unless you open the kitchen to the rest of the public spaces by removing a wall or a door, this will remain an enclosed space with little to no connection to the rest of the house.
In the case of an open floor plan where the kitchen and living or dining room are directly connected, there has to be a pleasant and seamless transition between them and that’s where the kitchen island comes into play. A green island which matches the kitchen cabinets can be paired with a green ceiling or accent wall in the kitchen or with other matching design elements such as the curtains or the area rug.
If you want a social kitchen, one that allows smooth interaction between people and that feels more open, perhaps the most popular kitchen layout of all is for you. We’re talking about the L-shaped kitchen. Part of the reason why this is such a popular layout is the fact that it’s very versatile and adaptable. It works great with open plan living and dining areas and it can also serve as an eat-in kitchen if you add a table with chairs or an island with seating.
In this particular case the entire kitchen block is green with black accents. The island, however, is white with a light wood base, the same combination that defines the walls and flooring of the open plan volume. This ensures a really nice transition between the areas.