Top tips to improve the busiest room in your house
They say it’s the heart of the home – and we agree.
It’s the natural gathering point for family and friends and a sanctuary of sensory pleasure for the cooks and bakers among us. We are, of course, talking about the humble kitchen.
Generously sized or compact, if your kitchen doesn’t work for your lifestyle, the flow of your whole home can suffer. A stylish, functional kitchen is also a big draw for buyers, so investing a little time or money here could pay dividends if you intend to move one day.
But where should you begin?
Start by analysing the layout. Perhaps your kitchen is long and narrow, or an unusual shape. Also think about any chimney breasts, windows, or sloped ceilings that could be incorporated into the design, or may influence how you can organise the space.
Start From Scratch
Once you have assessed the room’s benefits and limitations, you could consider starting again from scratch by commissioning a bespoke kitchen designed around its natural features as well as your personality and needs.
For example, smaller kitchens might benefit from clever pull-out storage, while concealed appliances and bins could add serenity to a busy family kitchen. If your budget doesn’t stretch that far, you can still improve how the space is used by adding pan rails, extra shelving, a butcher’s block and storage solutions such as hooks and drawer organisers.
Simple Accents & Decor
Other simple ways to improve your kitchen include painting the cupboards to contrast with your worktops or flooring, and installing a variety of lighting that works at different times of the day. While downlights are often popular, hanging pendant lights and table lamps can also create an inviting and sociable atmosphere.
For more advice about improving your home – especially if you intend to sell soon contact us for expert advice today.
This article was originally published by BriefYourMarket and is reproduced here with their permission.
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