Today we are visiting with Kitchen and Bath World they are located at 1980 Central Ave. in Albany NY. Since 1983 they have been leading in design and customer satisfaction in the Capital District. Sara Bovee a designer at Kitchen and Bath World feels she can create the best possible space for her client’s taste and lifestyle by learning how they live, work and relax in their home.  She will be at Booth 111-113 at the Home Expo to help design a space that is beautiful and functional for you and your home.

We talked briefly in previous posts about “open design concept”. Years ago, you would have been hard-pressed to find a kitchen that wasn’t closed off from the rest of the home.  Kitchens were secluded from the rest of the house, and usually the space was poorly designed.

In more recent years, large open concept kitchens have become the desired design. Most of us want to socialize with friends and family while cooking, and in our home …the kitchen seems to be where everyone gathers!

Open concept kitchens allow the kitchen dwellers to be involved with the activities and conversations in the adjoining rooms while allowing more light in the room.  They can also give the feel of a larger area, since there are few obstructions closing off the space.

If you’re not in love with the thought of being closed away, but you still prefer a bit of privacy?  Let Kitchen and Bath World customize a design for you (assuming your kitchen space and budget allow you to be flexible).  The semi-open concept kitchen is a happy medium between the open concept and the closed concept designs.

Some Options you may explore:

Create a pass-through – If you’re not keen on removing an existing wall, but still want more openness to the next room, a pass-through “window” can be the perfect solution.

By adding a peninsula with upper glass cabinets you can minimize traffic into the kitchen  and allow additional storage along the peninsula.  Choosing upper cabinets with glass doors on both sides will allow light to shine through and keep things just open enough.

Install a half-wall – If you don’t necessarily have room for an island or peninsula, you may decide that a half-wall is just what you need.  It gives ample separation from the adjoining room, but still keeps you aware of what’s going on in there.

Open and closed kitchens both have pros and cons, but a semi-open concept may just be what you’re looking for.  If you’d like more ideas on how to get the best of both worlds in your kitchen, come to the Home Expo and let Kitchen and Bath World help!

Stay Tuned for more adventures at Home Expo 2016!!

 

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