“An open concept was a hot trend for many years,” notes Kansas City Kitchen Remodeling, “but for some customers, having an unobstructed view of the kitchen was sometimes a bit off-putting. Broken plan layouts are one of the hottest kitchen trends for 2021 in Kansas City.”
A broken plan layout, he explains, uses a barrier other than a full wall between the kitchen and dining areas. Broken plan layout barriers might include an upscale screen, a half ledge, floor-to-ceiling built-in shelving, or glass wall between the spaces, keeping them somewhat open and avoiding a claustrophobic feeling while still adding a bit of separation. “It’s one kitchen design for Kansas City homes that I think is here to stay,” he says. Check out more broken plan layout ideas at House Beautiful.