Open plan is still one of the most popular layouts for modern homes, and indeed many traditional houses are having walls knocked down and doors taken out to create a larger and more spacious living area. But when it comes to the kitchen, it’s not always clear how to best incorporate it into the rest of the home.
One thing to think about is the flooring. Kitchens naturally need to have functional flooring that’s easy to clean and maintain. But tiles and vinyl aren’t always appropriate in other rooms. For a truly open plan, spacious look, the recommendation is to go with wood flooring - whether real or imitation. This will work well in most rooms, and will help you to create an uninterrupted flow between the kitchen and whichever rooms it shares space with