Advantages and disadvantages of open kitchen over closed kitchens. In what situations should an open kitchens be planned?
Traditional vs modern , the debate is never ending. Both come with advantages and disadvantages.
In Open kitchens cooking odors go all over the house, but unless you’re burning everything, what’s so bad about the aromas of good food? Using exhaust fans and chimneys over the range helps get rid of odors, as does using air fresheners, candles, fragrances, etc.
The advantage of open kitchen is its flow. The area seems bigger, open and spacious. For instance, an open floor plan allows the mother to keep an eye on an infant in the family room It permits the person who is cooking to interact and work simultaneously in any casual get together. The island with bar stools permits a platform to cook and serve at the same time. The down side to an open floor plan is that it’s more difficult to hide a messy kitchen. Some families don’t like the idea of guests seeing their kitchen, or the ladies at the home cooking. If there are only servants working in the home, then I propose a closed kitchen..gives you privacy and allows the servants to be hidden. Moreover in some traditional families closed kitchen can only work.
The reason for this change is that one style over another is strictly a matter of preference or desire over need and function.
Planning of kitchen layout for best output.
A basic kitchen layout is determined by the shape and the layout of kitchen. There is one thumb rule- the work triangle. The fridge, cook top and sink, all three have to form a triangle with uninterrupted walking flow.
Make special space for appliances as they are now a part of everybody’s kitchen.
For storage follow simple rules, you should be able to see everything so I propose one row and one stacking.. Do not over stack the dry storage’s as they tend to become difficult to use.
Depending on the size of the kitchen, an island can be placed in the middle of the kitchen. Refrigerators and tall storage or tall ladders on one wall looks decent visually.