Your Essential Checklist For Planning A Family Kitchen
There are so many important things to consider when designing your new kitchen. Essentially, the cabinetry style, the layout and your appliances are the most important decisions to make, but if you want to ensure your kitchen is suitable for use by all the family too, then it is worth thinking about some useful additions to your initial design ideas.
Create a Kitchen-Diner
The kitchen is the heart of the home, so by creating a multi-functional room to cook, eat, work and socialise, it means the family can utilise the space, as well as spend time together. A dining table within your kitchen gives you plenty of room to dine, sit and chat; and help your children with their homework.
Breakfast Bar or Island
An absolute must-have if you have the available space, a breakfast bar or central kitchen island will give you so much more storage and worktop space, as well as additional seating too. Including a breakfast bar or island in your kitchen design will form a much more sociable layout in your kitchen, and it will act as a central hub for your family and guests to gather together.
A Lovely Big Larder
Whether you opt for a dedicated cupboard within your run of cabinetry or a lovely big freestanding piece of furniture, we always recommend including a larder within your kitchen design. Having all your herbs, spices, tins, jars and dry goods in one place and within easy reach is super useful.
A Big Fridge
You can never have enough refrigerator space, especially if you have young children! Having ice and cold water on tap from your fridge is also a great idea, allowing the children and guests to help themselves to drinks when needed. A second wine cooler is also super useful when entertaining, and ensures valuable space is not taken up in your main fridge by bulky bottles and cans of drink.
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