Open Kitchen, Yay or Nay?

By : Nicholas Yau
18 October 2016

The spacious look of an open kitchen is easy to fall in love with. It gives you more visual space and offers the sights and smells of a delicious home-cooked meal.

Open kitchens have gained popularity with new home owners, and HDB has some new BTO flats designed with an open kitchen layout for those who love the idea.

If you are one of those who want to hop onto the open kitchen bandwagon, we have put together some considerations on why you would or would not want an open kitchen.

But before you hack down that wall, make sure you get HDB’s approval first.

Why you would want an open kitchen:

Everything is out in the open – there are pros and cons

A separate kitchen might be better if you:

Eyeing a new BTO flat soon? Some flat layouts may have an open kitchen concept already built-in. But do not worry if it’s not for you – you can always opt for a kitchen partition wall if you like to keep things separate.

Head over to Priya’s post for more tips on designing open kitchens such as the types of counters to choose from, and how you can have the best of open- and closed-kitchen layouts.

Got any other ideas for an open kitchen concept? Let us know via our Facebook page or at mynicehome@mailbox.hdb.gov.sg

 


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