Combined kitchen and living room? Stinky?
all that clatter from cooking/washing/espresso machine(darling) while you’re trying to watch telly:
I don’t get it either.
Our house is open plan staircase/dining/living but actually the kitchen is in a room all of it’s own
EDIT I think in apartments it’s a bit of mind trickery; It makes it look like you have lots of space, when you don’t really, because even one slightly larger room, takes less space then two medium sized seperate rooms?
2nd EDIT Why new build? .. look around for mid 60’s apartments if you can .. larger room formats, less fashionable i.e. no ‘period’ features .. marginally better value for money at least around where I livePosted 4 years agoprojectMember
What’s with all the new build apartments having combined kitchens and living rooms?
Just imagine youre a builder of flats/houses, by incorporating the kitchen and living room in one room, youve saved a whole wall and door plus frame,per flat, you also opened up the interior space and possibly done away with a window,all cost savings for the builder.
Problem is cooking smells travel, unless you use the vented to outside extractor of hood, and in case of a fire, its not going to be as easily contained, and will do more damage .Posted 4 years agochewkwMember
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What’s with all the new build apartments having combined kitchens and living rooms? Doesn’t it make your living room reek of yesterday’s dinner?
Yes, your living room will smell like kitchen.
Open plan only work with kitchen and dinning room.
Never kitchen with living room even in the far east where most houses are “open plan”. i.e. cheaper to build and cooler to let in breeze. No matter how poor those people are they will try to separate kitchen from the living unless they are really poor.
😀Posted 4 years agoJon TaylorSubscriber
Our current house has open plan kitchen-diner-living room.
Our next house will too (with an upgrade to an internal access double garage).
It’s 100% more sociable than having the kitchen in the opposite end of the house. When the GF and I are in the house together we might actually (shock horror) want to talk to spend time together, even when we are cooking, internetting, skyping or all 3 simultaneously.
Cooking smells? Windows, extractor fans and air fresheners are all available to help remove you from the nasal horror that is your own cooking 🙂Posted 4 years agoourmaninthenorthSubscriber
Door – glass (60s house, natch) – between our kitchen and sitting room, so we can open up or close to minimise noise/smells.
Conservatory (off back of sitting room and kitchen) is going to be replaced with proper structure to create open kitchen/diner. Sitting room will remain separated by a door.Posted 4 years agopiemonsterMember
If your cooking smells so bad you can’t live with its stench, maybe consider cookery classes. Open plan works for me, only objection has been to boiling wort for brewing (I like it though)
Plus one, what on earth are you cooking that doesn’t smell good. Dog turd a la’orange?
And FFS, do you dishes after eating you slobs.
HTHPosted 4 years agotinybitsMember
No objection to it really, I like smell of cooking (as it’s always me that’s doing it! So I get to talk to the family while is happening.Posted 4 years ago
The new house has a separate living room, so I still get the kitchen diner, and I’ll be extending quite quickly after moving in as I want to have the very large (as per the rest of home improvement shows) living space centered around the kitchen, so that we can have fun in it as a family. If anyone objects to the cooking smells, well then they have to cook instead of me!dirtycrewdomMember
+1 for integrated kitchen and lounge.
The flat I have just moved out of had this, the kitchen had been knocked through so it was an open plan kitchen and lounge. It was a really nice kitchen, loads of space. I think it would have have been rather small, hot, and boxey otherwise. Also it was a lot more sociable for me and the wife. Whoever was cooking could still chat/watch tv/listen to music.
My new house has a kitchen/diner. This is also really good, but it’s just not as sociable. I don’t really look forward to cooking any more as I’ll be in a separate room.
[Edit – Didn’t find smells or grease a problem]Posted 4 years agoStonerSubscriber
Im going to disagree with all the grumpy-guts in here 🙂
I love open plan. Yes you need decent ventilation and a little sympathy with how you are using space. It’s also probably necessary to have some quiet space elsewhere.
Our kitchen/dining/TV area is one big 75′ x 15′ space – that’s the joy of building your own place from a barn.
over-hob extraction for when frying, but also MHVR that gives us 1.5x air changes an hour throughout the house, replacing dirty warm air with clean warm air using a heat exchanger.
Admittedly for us, TV isnt the centre of our evening routines and since I’m cooking for the boys it’s usually done for 6pm. Then the kitchen is all quiet.
There is another 15′ x 15′ room at the end of the barn that the boys use to play in and Im planning on walling that off with a stud wall and some large glass doors so that they have a place to raise a riot without disturbing either me in the kitchen, or Mrs S in the office (again linked open plan)Posted 4 years agosteverSubscriber
You could always combine dining room and bedroom like this place: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-41719309.htmlPosted 4 years ago
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