Built-in or free-standing household appliances

Built-in or free-standing household appliances?

When you create a kitchen arrangement, think about whether you prefer an open or closed room. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages to consider.

If you’re considering a closed kitchen design, you don’t have to worry about the smells of fried food spreading all over your apartment. Such a kitchen is also easier to arrange, and it doesn’t have to be impeccably clean when guests arrive. And when you rest in the living room, you won’t be disturbed by sounds, such as a working dishwasher.

You should also remember that a closed kitchen has its disadvantages.

First of all, during guests’ visits, hosts preparing meals are isolated from the rest of their company. Closed rooms also look much smaller than they really are.

However, if you’re wondering how to arrange a small kitchen, place it in an open room. The kitchen looks more spacious, and when guests arrive, you’ll still be involved in their conversation. In this case, it’s also much easier to set up a kitchen with a dining area.

Are you afraid that there will be smells of cooked food in the whole apartment? If you decide to have an open kitchen, you have to invest in a good cooker hood right from the beginning. A window in the kitchen should also help to drain the smells.

You should also remember to keep the room perfectly tidy at all times and to make sure that the kitchen layout is consistent with the living room.