When invited to anyone’s home the room that everyone always congregates in is the kitchen. Be it a generous open plan dining and living space or a small galley style affair with a flip down table. There’s no denying that the kitchen is truly the heart of the home.
It’s no surprise then that top of practically every one of my clients’ list is a better working kitchen-dining area.
I’m also finding that people’s priorities have shifted, they are now renovating for themselves rather than for resale. Simple steps made to improve your surroundings can dramatically improve your quality of life.
Buying a kitchen is a substantial investment. This is the one room in the house that you will definitely find yourself and your family spending most of your time in so it’s vital you make the right decisions.
When it comes to great kitchen design good ergonomic planning and clever storage are essential. If you are bamboozled by layouts and how best to utilise the space you have, do call on the experts for advice. This doesn’t have to be a costly exercise.
When it comes to the best layout, a simpler more contemporary kitchen layout tends to function better than the more traditional wraparound L- shaped and U-shaped versions. When planning your kitchen try to open up the space as much as possible to create good flow from the living area through to the kitchen and even out to the garden.
You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a functional and stylish kitchen. Just like fashion get those accessories right. Spend a little more on good-quality surfaces to give a high-end feel to less expensive units.
For those who are on a tight budget, there are plenty of companies offering options. But the devil, as they say, is in the detail. Get yourself a good, no, a great fitter. Even the most expensive kitchen can look cheap if it’s poorly installed.