How the Purpose of the Kitchen has Evolved

Over the years, the role of the kitchen has evolved. Where once the main function of the kitchen was simply for cooking, it’s now the main hub of the home where families gather, prepare for their day ahead, entertain and relax.

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SAY HELLO TO YOUR NEW ‘LIVING ROOM’

If you look at new build homes, they are now designed with kitchens predominantly as living spaces to better accommodate friends and family with open areas for entertaining.

For older properties, many are opening up spaces and bringing the dining room area into the kitchen space, or adding on extensions to create the ideal open-plan space. This of course follows the new build trend complimenting new lifestyle choices and helping property values for resale purposes.

If you speak to any estate agents, property resale depends considerably on the kitchen. Location, flow and functionality are key. Property buyers, when considering an older home with a smaller kitchen, often immediately look into renovation possibilities that may include a remodel, expansion, or removing walls to create a more contemporary, open plan feel.

OUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH FOOD

Food and health has become much more of a focus over the years. Cooking as a hobby is much more popular thanks to help from Masterchef and Bake Off, as well as appliances that make cooking tasks much easier being more commonplace.

Homeowners can now opt for bigger and better appliances akin to what you might find in a professional kitchen and our food can be kept much fresher for longer.

Kitchen technology now dramatically helps reduce noise and odours to compliment open plan living. As well as offering us much more flexibility and creativity in design.

OUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH FOOD

Food and health has become much more of a focus over the years. Cooking as a hobby is much more popular thanks to help from Masterchef and Bake Off, as well as appliances that make cooking tasks much easier being more commonplace.

Homeowners can now opt for bigger and better appliances akin to what you might find in a professional kitchen and our food can be kept much fresher for longer.

Kitchen technology now dramatically helps reduce noise and odours to compliment open plan living. As well as offering us much more flexibility and creativity in design.

WE’RE STAYING AT HOME MORE

The kitchen now often needs to provide home office services. Devices need connectivity and surfaces may need to be multi-purpose. This may mean surfaces need to double-up as versatile office desks, so various sockets would be required.

Staying in is becoming the new going out, meaning the priority of home entertaining is increasing. We therefore need to consider how we approach this so that practicality and fun are well balanced. Appliances that help entertain are very popular, so easy access wine coolers and drinks fridges are ideal choices.

A keen cook may wish to be brought centre stage so that they can be part of the activity while food preparation is underway. Great lighting solutions enhance the practical cooking experience and also the mood, to ensure the perfect socialising ambience.

UNLIMITED CHOICE TO COMPLIMENT YOUR LIFESTYLE

There’s never been a better time to start your dream kitchen project. With so many options available, a dramatic improvement to the quality of your homelife is closer than you think.

We’re experts at helping our customers realise the potential of their homes to help make homelife much more practical and enjoyable. Regardless of the shape and size of your current space, our designers can help you discover endless possibilities.

Get in touch for a no-obligation discovery meeting and we’ll be delighted to introduce you to your new living room.

UNLIMITED CHOICE TO COMPLIMENT YOUR LIFESTYLE

There’s never been a better time to start your dream kitchen project. With so many options available, a dramatic improvement to the quality of your homelife is closer than you think.

We’re experts at helping our customers realise the potential of their homes to help make homelife much more practical and enjoyable. Regardless of the shape and size of your current space, our designers can help you discover endless possibilities.

Get in touch for a no-obligation discovery meeting and we’ll be delighted to introduce you to your new living room.

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