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vote - dining room/kitchen or open plan

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HerHonesty Thu 17-Sep-09 09:15:40

we currently have traditional layout. living room (4.5*4), dining room (3.6*3.6), kitchen/breakfast room (7*3) (metres, obviously..)

so all rooms are comfortable but not massive. currently use dining room as a dining room about 3 times a year. otherwise its a playroom/dumping room.

we're consdidering knocking through the dining room/kitchen breakfast to make one big kitchen diner playroom (retaining seperate living room as grown up space) which would be L shaped ish approx 7 metres by 9 metres but I am seriously wavering so mumsnet vote yes or no?

nikos Thu 17-Sep-09 11:14:11

YES!!! Would definitely want the bigger space. Think it would look good and if you don't need a new kitchen, reckon would only cost a few thousand

weegiemum Thu 17-Sep-09 11:15:41

Oh yes go for the open plan - we love ours!

pasturesnew Thu 17-Sep-09 11:16:47

def open plan, with L shape it's perfect

ElectricElephant Thu 17-Sep-09 11:16:54

Open plan, definitely.

Sounds like it could be a good family area/playroom most of the time, but easily convert into a dining area when you need it.

I'm jealous.

Itsjustafleshwound Thu 17-Sep-09 11:18:24


<<very envy of your multiple living rooms ...>>

Sputnik Thu 17-Sep-09 11:20:59


IsThisNameTaken Thu 17-Sep-09 11:23:33

Definitely, yes!

HerHonesty Thu 17-Sep-09 11:28:14

well thats definitive then... only problem is we do need a new kitchen ....

fanjolina Thu 17-Sep-09 14:10:50

Definitely go for the open plan. You can get an Ikea kitchen for just a couple of thousand pounds (maybe less, depending on number and style of units)

Alwaysdithering Thu 17-Sep-09 17:27:21

Open plan but make sure you plan your kitchen so that you could rebuild a wall if you wanted to. That's what a builder advised us. Putting up a stud wall isn't too dear if you changed your mind when kids are older.

trixymalixy Thu 17-Sep-09 22:40:02

How tidy are you?

Open plan is only good if you are incredibly tidy.

toja555 Fri 18-Sep-09 22:20:34

Open plan!

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