Open vs. Closed Kitchens — Which Style Works Best for You?
"The kitchen was really a closed-off spot for a long time," says John Petrie, president-elect of the National Kitchen & Bath Association. "Now people want the kitchen to be an active part of the family home." Although open-concept kitchens are by far the more popular choice today, some homeowners are embracing elements of the past — namely a separate, more closed-off layout. Could we be shifting back to the kitchens of yesteryear?
We asked three kitchen experts for their thoughts on the two kitchen styles, and how you can decide which one is right for you.