DIY/Crafts

How To Create A Kitchen That Works For The Whole Family

For most of us, a kitchen is much more than a food preparation station. For modern families, the kitchen is the heartbeat of the home, the place we all flock to after a busy day at work or school. If you’ve moved house, or you’re planning some DIY work this spring, you may be thinking of designing a new kitchen. If you’re keen to create a space that works for everyone, here are some tips.

 

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Maximize space

Have you moved into a new property? Or are you eager to revamp your existing kitchen? If so, think about space before you look into work surfaces or accessories. If you have a family, you probably use your kitchen for all kinds of different purposes. If you have a series of small rooms, it may be worth looking into knocking through to create a large, open space. Get some quotes from builders and have a look at some design options.

 

Be versatile

If your kids like to do their homework on the table, you eat all your meals in the kitchen and you sometimes work from home, versatility is key. Using clever design concepts, you can create a space, which is suited to an array of different uses. Create a formal dining area with a table and chairs set and a chic chandelier. Set up a work station for the kids or section off a play area. Make a cozy snug with floor cushions, throws and a sofa. You can use distinctive colors and themes to create different spaces within the same room. Play around with lighting, prints and textures.

 

Do some research

If you want a new kitchen, but you’re not sure what kind of style you prefer, visit some showrooms and have a look through some interior magazines. Many companies now offer a flexible service, so you can mix and match elements of different designs. You can also customize your plans to turn your designer kitchen vision into reality. Using imaging software, you can get an idea of what your kitchen will look like once it’s completed and you can compare prices and packages.

 

Invest in innovation

Nowadays, you can get all kinds of gadgets and gizmos, which are designed to enhance family life at home. From multi-room audio systems to personalized TV options, it’s a good idea to add some mod cons to your design plans. By doing this, you’ll create a space, which caters for everyone’s needs. It’s also a fantastic idea to take advantage of modern storage solutions, especially if you have young kids. With hidden storage, you can tidy away toys and games in seconds.  

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If you dream of a kitchen, which allows you to cook the Sunday dinner and catch up with friends while the kids play, you can make this a reality. Have a look through some magazines, read online blogs and visit some showrooms to get some ideas. Arrange some appointments with different design companies and weigh up your options. With an open space, you can create all kinds of different looks and make distinctive spaces. Start planning now, and your dream kitchen could soon be a reality.

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