Once upon a time the kitchen’s sole purpose was to prepare and cook food. Centuries went by, decades came and went, and the modern home began to favour a more open-plan style of living. Kitchen, living and dining were better introduced to each other and we all learnt quite quickly that they get along rather well.
Whether you live in a new-build or period property, you can work with your home’s layout to create a kitchen that gives you the rhythm that best suits your lifestyle. It’s easy to focus solely on the bigger things when designing a kitchen – the style, the appliances, the worktops. They’re the building blocks, the bread and butter. The filling is what can transform a kitchen into a living space though. It’s the part that makes your kitchen feel intuitive, so it knows exactly what you need and when; it’s the part that takes it from a joy to look at to a place to be lived in.
The possibilities are almost endless when it comes to making the most out of your kitchen. These are what we consider to be four easy steps for starters though. They’re things we probably all think about, but perhaps fleetingly, not appreciating quite what their power is.