If you’re working with a kitchen remodeling company, you may be considering a major renovation and making your living space more open concept. There are many reasons that it works well, and a few that makes it not always the best idea. Here are some pros and cons to consider before you tear down you walls and open up your kitchen and living space.
Reasons to Open Up Your Kitchen
If one of the reasons you began the search for a kitchen remodeling company was because you don’t have enough or the right kind of space in your kitchen, taking down walls and better utilizing your existing space is a great idea. Think about how you entertain. If you like everyone around the kitchen and serving buffet style, this might be a good option to consider.
Another not as often considered benefit is how the rooms feel without walls. Even if you don’t change your home’s square footage, one room without walls looks bigger than several smaller rooms. You may also feel like the space is lighter and brighter because all the rooms with windows now allow the light into the larger space.
Reasons to Consider Separate Rooms
Going back to the though of how you entertain, if you’re more of a formal dining room entertainer, you might not want to see the kitchen mess while you’re eating or relaxing after the meal. This is an excellent reason to at least keep the dining room separate. Another drawback to the open concept is the noise. It’s harder for one group to have a conversation in the kitchen while another watches TV and talks in the living space.
When it comes to kitchen remodeling, often one of the reasons people undergo this endeavor includes more storage. Remember when you take down a wall, you lose cabinet space. So, unless you’re planning a larger pantry or actually taking space from an adjoining room, you may actually end up with less storage with an open concept kitchen.
Your Local NARI Kitchen Remodeling Company Can Help
Because NARI remodelers are the best of the best and have other members experience to draw upon, they have solutions other contractors may not. If you’re ready to start on a kitchen remodeling project, open concept or not, check our member listings for a local NARI remodeler.