The great cooking revolution is taking place; the kitchen is very often the heart of the home, warm, friendly, relaxed and confortable. A space to cook up a storm together, to relax with friends in front of the fire, or simply sit at the kitchen table and help the children with homework.
Unless you have heaps of money, it is really important to think ahead when you are planning a kitchen. You may well not be able to afford all the latest gadgets and items you want for your kitchen, but if you think you may some day, you must leave the space and supply utilities for them right from the start.
Make sure plumbing is available for that dishwasher and a niche available for it before your install your units and worktops.
The new trend is towards unfitted kitchens and modular units that can be moved around and easily cleaned under.
From streamlined kitchens with all the mod-cons to a cluttered, lived-in cottage kitchen, we will attempt to cover them all.
Make sure that you have ample power points and outlets. They are much easier to fit earlier than later; wires can be more easily concealed and circuits worked out at the start of kitchen planning.
The most important thing of all is to take into account your lifestyle when planning your kitchen.