With the kitchen now classified as the hub of the home we are often asked how to make your kitchen more welcoming and sociable. So we have gathered our designers top tips for kitchen planning and making your kitchen a more sociable space.
Open Plan – A very contemporary way of kitchen planning is opting for an open plan design. Not everyone has this option but if you do it allows the adjoining rooms to flow into the kitchen area creating one space. This is idea for when you have guests around, they can relax in the living/dining area while you are preparing the meal, and this also allows you to be involved in the conversation.
Island Unit – If open plan is not an option then why not consider adding an island unit to your kitchen planning. There are many options for making your island unit into the perfect social area of your kitchen. Have a look at some of the kitchen planning island unit options here.
Make use of the space – If you have a smaller kitchen you have got to utilise every space you have, Don’t clutter your worktops, Ask your designer to help you create ample storage space when doing your kitchen planning.
Creating the right atmosphere – The finishing touches to your kitchen planning is often the difference between a beautiful and a jaw dropping kitchen. If you want to achieve a more sociable kitchen think about your decoration and even your lighting. Choosing the right lighting can make your kitchen feel more inviting. If you don’t have a lot of natural light in your kitchen when doing your Kitchen Planning ask your designer to include extra lighting. They can discuss lighting options such as spotlighting and under furniture lighting or you could even ask about adding some plinth lighting for adding a wow factor in the evenings.