Opening Up Your Space with Cumberland Kitchen and Bath Design Center

Owner Rita Beck shares how open floor plans can optimize your living and eating spaces.

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One of the best ways to add space and create a more welcoming area to your kitchen is to go with an open floor plan. It never goes out of style and creates endless functional possibilities. No one knows the benefits better than the team at Cumberland Kitchen and Bath Design Center [CKBDC]. A CKBDC designer will be with you every step of the way, from conducting a one-on-one consultation in your home, to drafting a 3-D rendering of the new design for your review, to selecting the best furnishing and products for your new space. After all, CKBDC is the only Cambria premier dealer in Rhode Island. Plus, once it’s time to build, CKBDC’s on-staff contractors can even self-perform all of the work. 

Trying to visualize your new space? Here are four open plan suggestions from Rita Beck of Cumberland Kitchen and Bath Design Center. 


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Create a Corner Kitchen

For an open floor plan kitchen, you don’t need a large amount of space, so a corner kitchen is a great way to go. Connecting the rooms, it wraps around the corner rather than take up one wall. This clever use of space makes for a very functional and practical option that works in a variety of different homes. 

Try a One-Wall Layout

If you want to connect your kitchen to the dining area, you might want to think about installing an arch in between. It’s a unique design touch. Within this layout, have a single wall of appliances with floor-to-ceiling cabinetry and island seating. This use of space allows more room for dining tables, kitchen carts and islands.

Try an L-Shaped Layout

With an L-shaped open floor plan layout, your dining area or living space will be closer and have easier access to the kitchen, which is ideal if you love to entertain. With an L-shaped layout, though, make sure that you consider the number of windows you have, as without enough it might feel a little closed in.

Optimize Smaller Spaces

If you have a smaller living space, an open floor plan can create the illusion of more space. It will bring the areas together so that they don’t feel claustrophobic. However, you might find that it’s a struggle to fit both the dining table and couch into the same area. If this is the case, opt for a kitchen with a built-in counter instead. More casual and space-saving, this simple layout will work for anyone with a more compact home.


The team at Cumberland Kitchen and Bath Design Center. Courtesy of Luminous Creative Agency.

1764 Mendon Rd., Cumberland, 401-334-7317,