Closed or Open Kitchen Remodel?


The kitchen is the “nerve center” of the house. It’s where everyone meets for breakfast, dinner, in-between snacks, cooking, and conversation during the busiest parts of the day. This is why kitchen remodel projects are so popular among homeowners. There are several layout options that can instantly transform the space by simply adding or subtracting walls. Is it better to have a kitchen that gives you a little more privacy from the rest of the house? Or maybe you’re looking for a kitchen that opens up to a family room?

There are several things for homeowners to consider when choosing the layout of their kitchen remodel.


Open Kitchen
The open kitchen has been a popular design trend for the last 25 years, which means it’s not going away anytime soon! With an open floor plan, it allows the kitchen to seamlessly integrate with a living room, family room, or dining room. This creates an environment that incorporates the preparation of meals with family time, watching TV, conversation, and other activities in the home. It opens up the space to accommodate guests, adds more natural light with the removal of walls, and creates a sense of extra volume and space. An open kitchen literally expands the space and maximizes its potential as the “social hub” of the household.

Closed Kitchen
This doesn’t mean that the kitchen becomes a forgotten cave that’s “closed for business.” Closed kitchens mean that the food prep area is hidden away, and the kitchen entryway is accessed by a doorway. It gives you privacy while cooking, hides messes, and keeps food odors from spreading to the rest of the house. There is also more wall space for cabinets, appliances, work space, countertops, and storage.

For over 45 years, Southwestern Remodeling has been helping homeowners design and build a kitchen remodel that exceeds all expectations. Whether you prefer a closed or open kitchen (or a combination of both), our professional team is ready to help turn your dreams into reality. Call our experts today for a consultation and let’s get to work!