See what’s the latest in the open concept design.

The open concept has become a popular trend in modern design in recent years. This type of plan features a large shared space serving multiple functions, such as kitchen/dining or kitchen/living rooms. Today, we are concentrating on innovative cooking and dining solutions. Here are some examples of the latest modern kitchen design.

Open concept kitchen in glossy lacquer and wood veneer. Extended island with table seating.
Open concept kitchen in glossy lacquer and wood veneer. Extended island with table seating.

Open concept with sliding counter for island seating and formal dining table.

Open concept with a sliding counter for island seating and a formal dining table.

Open concept kitchen with on island seating and bar stools.

Open concept kitchen with island seating and bar stools.

Open concept with formal dining table. The kitchen cabinets and table in oak texture veneer.

Open concept with a formal dining table. The kitchen cabinets and table are made of oak texture veneer.

You need to consider a few important rules when incorporating a table, a counter, or bar seats in the kitchen. The shape and size of the available space will dictate the type of seating that is possible. Is it a formal dining table with chairs around, an extended island, peninsular seating, or a combination of any of them?

Open concept modern kitchen with peninsula seats.

Open concept modern kitchen with peninsula seats.

Open concept black and white kitchen with extended island.

Open concept black and white kitchen with extended island.

A dining table is great in an abundance of space. However, in constricted areas, you might want to opt for a kitchen island extension and even island seating.

Open concept kitchen, dining table, bench seating unique design.

Open concept kitchen, dining table, bench seating unique design.

Open concept modern kitchen with table height island and seating.

Open concept modern kitchen with table height island and seating.

Decide on the number of people you want/need to sit comfortably. The unspoken rule is about 2 feet per person.
When adding any type of seating, consider “traffic flow”. Is it easy to get to the seat without disturbing other guests? Is there enough room to pass through when seats are occupied? Are you infringing on the “cooking” space?

Open concept modern design kitchen with extended island.

Open concept modern design kitchen with an extended island.

Open concept modern kitchen with island transitioning into dining table.

Open concept modern kitchen with an island transitioning into a dining table.

Open concept. Two island unique modern kitchen design.

Open concept. Two islands have a unique modern kitchen design.

Open concept white modern kitchen. Popular solution in european kitchens.

Open concept white modern kitchen. A popular solution in European kitchens.

When it comes to choosing dining furniture, find some unifying elements that will complete your vision. It could be style, color, texture, or even repeating shapes that will group your dining room with the kitchen. Here are some examples of such pairings.

Open concept modern black and white kitchen. The handles shape is repeated in chairs.

Open concept modern black-and-white kitchen. The handle shape is repeated on chairs.

Open concept modern kitchen. Dining table attached to the island.

Open concept modern kitchen. Dining table attached to the island.

Open concept modern white kitchen. The handles shape is repeated in chairs.

Open concept modern white kitchen. The handle shape is repeated in chairs.

European Kitchen Center is a design/build remodeling firm, and we know the space, its possibilities, and its restrictions. Contact us and see what we can offer.