The Open Kitchen Concept Can Improve The Look Of Your Home

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One big mistake a home designer can make is putting up obtrusive walls when living space is limited. This was the situation in my house. After seeing the open kitchen concept and living room setup at a family member’s home, we started thinking about doing the same at our own home, There was an “L” shaped wall separating the kitchen from the living room that just didn’t seem to make much sense. We tore down the wall and did a small kitchen re-model which dramatically transformed the look of our home. 

Are you thinking about jumping on the open kitchen concept bandwagon? It’s more than just knocking down walls. You also have to think about the overall look of the whole space and determine how different textures and finishes will work together. 

Open Kitchen Concept

Appliances will also play a big role in your kitchen re-model. Whirlpool has a great portfolio of brands that helps create an environment where appliances can blend into their surroundings easier. This is because the openness of the area allows a designer to play with more colors without making the area seem too busy. The brands in their portfolio include Jenn-Air, KitchenAid, Maytag, Amana and Whirlpool.

  • Jenn-Air is their prestigious, super premium luxury brand. Its reputation is based on leading-edge design and technology with sleek aesthetics and elegant precision.
  • KitchenAid is for the consumer who’s passionate about cooking and who views the kitchen as the hub of their home. Superior performance enables creativity, and products are seen as timeless and authentic.
  • Maytag is their heritage brand. Maytag appliances are durable, reliable and prioritize function over forms. Their washers hold the biggest capacity and the largest loads.
  • Amana is about simplicity in technology and value-driven. It offers families straightforward functionality that meets the needs of homeowners who prefer a relaxed lifestyle.
  • Whirlpool is their flagship brand, and has been the authority on family care for more than a century.

Whirlpool is catching on to the stylish eye that modern homeowners have, which explains things like the KitchenAid black stainless finish. This is a very stylish and sophisticated finish that blends into a wood backsplash just as easily as a bold steel backsplash in the kitchen. Kitchen Aid Black Stainless Steel Appliances

They have also considered the sound factor. Opening up the kitchen can mean more noise in your living space due to the many appliance housed in the kitchen.  This is something that Whirlpool has already considered.  Take the Jenn-Air TriFecta dishwasher for example. At only 40 dBA, it is very quiet.  

Jenn-Air trifecta-dishwasher

The new living space

Keep in mind that Whirlpool is one of the first companies to offer a “no-compromise” approach to homeowners who are looking for something affordable but eco-conscious. There was a time when the homeowner had to choose between the two, but that is changing. No longer will a homeowner have to spend more than his or her budget allows because he or she cares for the environment. For instance, remodelers could easily just refinish the kitchen’s cabinets, which should create that blend of chic and modern that most homeowners are looking for now, without having to spend too much.

It is easy to see how incorporating the open kitchen concept in a small kitchen can transform your home. It opens up a whole new world of design and appliances that will blend rather than just look out of place.

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Diane is a New Jersey-based writer and blogger. She is a wife and the mom of a 13-year old boy. Through her blog, she wants to inspire moms to find Zen in their lives while offering practical tips and other valuable information to help families deal with everyday issues. Contact her at

The Open Kitchen Concept Can Improve The Look Of Your Home

by Diane time to read: 2 min