Open Concept Not For Everyone

Open Concept Not For Everyone

I recently came across this article (link is found below) that takes a look at why the massively popular open concept kitchens may not be for everyone, and why you may want to give those traditional closed kitchens a second look. 

Having been a Realtor since early 2011, I have had the opportunity to discover many kitchens with many clients, and though the vast majority do prefer an open concept home, when I went searching with myself as the client, I found that I was drawn to the closed. I loved the feel of kitchens separated by the living rooms and of bedrooms that were separated by hallways rather than by open space. While I do enjoy the look of a well designed grand space containing the kitchen, dining area and living space, I didn't enjoy living in them. I value my privacy and I like to have the rooms uses separated by walls. 

Prior to buying our current home, I had shown it to 4 separate clients. They all turned it down and instead chose the usual open spaced bi-levels. Inside I was screaming that it's perfect! So I put my offer in. It is so beautiful and peaceful. The sunken living room is surrounded by two solid walls and two walls of windows looking out to the front and back yards. It is like a sanctuary. I have a large family of four children so the separation enables a calm, and even a quiet atmosphere where in our open concept homes, we had been in a constant barrage of noise and busyness. Now when my kids want to cook, I can still get work done in the living room without being distracted by them. Over two years after our possession date, I still love my home and as long as my children still live here, and most likely even after they move out, I will continue to pick this type of home for myself.

Bottom line is, going with what is popular may not be the best solution for yourself and your family. Ask yourselves what you value, what your family life is like, what you enjoy about it and what you would like to change, and how that will fit in with your next home. 


Angel Peterson - Matchmaker between people and homes

Cir Realty (Red Deer)

403-896-8990

http://www.realtor.com/advice/home-improvement/open-plan-kitchens-are-bad/


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