Updating your kitchen is a fantastic way to bring a new lease of life to your home. A beautiful, well-thought-out design can transform how you use your space, enhancing your lifestyle whether you love cooking or sharing your kitchen with family and friends. Furthermore, studies have proven that a new kitchen can add around 10% to the value of your property. So, whether you’re looking to get more from your space, a stunning new kitchen be a great investment. If you’re interested in adding value to your home as well as improving your experience, we recommend considering the following five features.
Consider Creating A Spacious Kitchen Diner
In recent years, open plan living has really grown in popularity and it’s not hard to see why. As well as establishing a feeling of space and openness, an airy kitchen diner or living area makes a fantastic addition to family life. They ensure whoever is cooking feels part of the action, ideal when entertaining or keeping an eye on the kids. Many of our clients choose to create a larger kitchen by extending their properties or knocking through internal walls. Creating a spacious and versatile open-plan kitchen perfect for socialising, relaxing, working, cooking and family time. It is a great way to add value to your home and enhance your lifestyle.
Introduce Plenty Of Practical Storage
The key to achieving an organised, easy-to-use, clutter-free space — storage is one of the most important aspects of any kitchen design. However, introducing as many cabinets as possible isn’t necessarily the answer. Clever storage solutions like pantry cupboards, pull-out larders, deep pan drawers and corner carousels offer a practical way to maximise space and keep your kitchen organised. Striking the right balance between creating enough storage and making your room inviting is a must if your design is going to elevate your lifestyle. Read more about the best storage solutions for your space by clicking here.
Invest In Reliable Appliances
Stylish integrated appliances will bring an elegant, streamlined look to your design, making them much more desirable than their freestanding counterparts. What’s more, the latest premium appliances offer plenty of fantastic features to enhance your cooking and speed up chores. They also guarantee superb quality and reliability. Investing in excellent, energy-efficient models is a must, and will help you save on today’s rocketing energy bills. Click here to learn more about the latest must-have appliances.
Choose Durable & Stylish Worktops
Worktops are one of the most hardworking parts of your kitchen. They not only enhance the overall appearance by co-ordinating a punch of colour and texture to the design but need to be treated with care. Choosing a durable worktop material is the best way to extend the life of your kitchen. Compact laminates, quartz and Dekton provide excellent stain and scratch resistance to suit a range of budgets. Ask your designer about your choices. Furthermore, a beautiful high-quality worktop will bring a stylish and luxurious look to your design.
Make Sure Your Kitchen Is Well Lit
Having bright enough kitchen lighting is vital to ensure you can see to cook and prepare food safely. However, lighting can also transform the look and feel of your space. Natural light works wonders when it comes to creating a fresh, airy, and inviting atmosphere. Whilst feature lights over an island or eating area can look spectacular, and give the room added personality. Recessed downlights with under-cabinet lighting are a must for the darker days and evenings. They can be soft dimmable lighting, or mood lighting, which will elevate your space in the evening, establishing a lovely warm and cosy ambience. A clean and cheerful, brightly lit design will certainly enhance the feel of your kitchen, but be aware that professional energy-saving lighting can make all the difference to those bills. For more lighting tips, please click here.
Redesigning your kitchen is a wonderful opportunity to enhance daily living and create an indispensable, versatile space. And, as the focal point of the family home, a practical and inviting kitchen is high on many homebuyers’ wish lists, should you ever need to move house. These five considerations provide a great starting point if you’re looking to create a fantastic design that adds value to your home. However, if you would like more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call us on 01229 871122 or email [email protected].