The rising trend and popularity for open plan living spaces, that combine relaxing, eating and cooking, has reinforced the kitchen as the heart of the modern home. Over the last couple of years we have been involved in creating some fantastic kitchen spaces that are both highly functional and social in design and layout. Thinking Buildings have developed an outstanding supply chain of kitchen specialists who work with us to deliver solutions that meet our client’s lifestyle requirements. This integrated design approach really adds to the quality of the end product as shown in the photograph of a recently completed open plan kitchen. This was developed with Stuart Barr Kitchens with a sleek modern appearance, mixing minimal design with rich wood tones.