Where dream kitchen and living space are merged

Develop your open kitchen concept

Flowing architecture is on trend right now. Spaces for living, cooking and indulging all merge into one here. The open-plan kitchen is a treat for anyone who enjoys being sociable while preparing delicious food. Beautiful materials, quality kitchen products and sophisticated design all create a harmonious connection with the dining area and living space, and really enhance the home.

Dining area in an open-plan kitchen with stairs.
Smooth transitions between living, cooking and eating: Unifying materials and colours help to blur the boundaries. (©Leicht Küchen AG, www.leicht.com)

Add individual design accents to the open-plan kitchen

The kitchen is becoming the hub of the home, and is opening up in the process. In keeping with the trend towards home-cooked food, it’s no longer a closed-off galley; instead it’s an inviting place for the whole family and its guests. The kitchen is changing accordingly, and becoming an open-plan area where you can enjoy visual contact, and continue conversations, with friends and the people you live with. Fancy cooking while watching the TV show playing near the sofa? Perhaps you also dream about how convenient it would be if there were only a few steps between the kitchen, dining area and your comfy seating?

Coordinated materials create a harmonious ensemble

The open-plan kitchen blends in harmoniously with the living area, as coordinated materials visually link the two. Using wood and natural materials throughout – including on the kitchen cabinets, worktops, flooring and living area – is currently on trend. Laminate and trendy tiles with a wood effect also create a visual bridge. In many cases, choice details such as rugs provide smooth transitions. A consistent colour scheme and seductive lighting add to the creative harmony. Designer lamps with a cosy feel throughout the dining area or breakfast bar also cause the areas to visually blend in together. Comfy seating can complement the counter, where guests and the people you live with congregate. In this appealing ambience in the cooking and living areas, the prominent and invaluable tap at the sink really grabs attention and adds an individual design accent.

Kitchen workspace, maximum flexibility

Advantages of a cooking island: It is easy to reach from all sides. The seating area on one side also makes it perfect for socialising.

Open-plan kitchen with free-standing cooking island.
“For many people, cooking is a passion that they would love to share with others. So this offers a solution whereby the kitchen's working area is merged with hospitality and living areas.”
Christian Wadsack, Dipl.-Ing. interior designer BDIA
Where the spaces fused into one for all activities

Find your inspiration for an open kitchen concept

Kitchens for semi-pros and ambitious amateur chefs.
Switch spray types easily on the pull-out spray in the M71 range: The swivel range makes this a very flexible feature. Both on the work counter and on the island solution in the open-plan kitchen.

Intelligent functions for individual requirements

Would you like to have an open-plan kitchen with a design that fits in perfectly with your home’s style? It’s a no-brainer, as you are sure to look at your kitchen taps, sink and appliances from your sofa and dining area multiple times a day. hansgrohe provides a selection of beautiful and highly functional kitchen taps and sinks to support the trend towards open-plan design. Technical sophistication and a cosy area of retreat can be seamlessly combined in a way that suits your taste here. Not least because the kitchen products from the Black Forest are impressively functional and ergonomic with an outstanding design.

Whichever hansgrohe solution you choose, you can enjoy your own personal ComfortZone at the sink unit thanks to the large swivel area of the kitchen taps. Enjoy even more flexibility with a control concept that, combined with the pull-out spray, has proved its worth in the kitchen: Innovative Select technology gives you the option of turning the water on or off at the touch of a button, as if you were just passing by, even on an island solution. Or you can position your water control unit wherever you like. This option of being able to control it from different sides also makes for a convenient workspace in the open-plan kitchen.

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