Friday 21 August
When planning a kitchen that is intended to serve more than one purpose, layout is the make or break ingredient. An effective layout makes all the difference to achieving the perfect multipurpose space. It should be practical, functional and look great. A well-planned kitchen should be a delight to use.
A versatile kitchen should have an intuitive flow through the space that makes cooking a comfortable, easy experience. Seating and social areas shouldn’t restrict movement or block any part of the kitchen.
Your kitchen layout maybe restricted by the size and shape of your space but your design isn’t limited by these factors. Although a large space is great, a small kitchen can become mulit-purpose with the right elements and good design.
Multi-purpose kitchens need to cater for different people doing different things at different times. Whether it’s working from home, a place for the kids to play or do their homework, a sociable space to have friends for dinks or a relaxed place to sit with a glass of wine at the end of a busy day.
Open Plan living remains hugely popular and the majority of people taking on a new kitchen project or a house renovation will opt for an open plan design.
The L-shaped kitchen is ideal for open plan kitchen/living area. The L-shaped kitchen has two walls of cabinets/appliances leaving the rest of the floor open to flow into the living/eating areas. Very functional, classic design. The bar created by the L will provide an excellent extended worktop area, great to work at/eat at.
The convenience and clever usage of worktop space means breakfast bars are also a keen favourite with customers. Done well it gives an extra seating area, which is relaxed, informal and social.
Kitchen islands are still very popular and these are available with integrated appliances, a wine cooler is a popular choice. Open and closed shelves, storage units, drawers and cupboards, wine racks, breakfast zones, sinks, hobs and extendable sections to give you even more worktop space. These can be very versatile indeed. Islands can also be a great way of introducing some colour into your kitchen.
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With more of us working from home a cleverly designed kitchen can incorporate a work station/space. The kitchen can be an office during the day and then easily tucked away for the evening. Desk incorporated in cupboards, well placed power sockets, variable work surface depths to give extra legroom when seated and even extendable/foldaway work surfaces.
The kitchen is much more than a kitchen nowadays and why not when we spend so much time in them. We have been designing and manufacturing kitchens for more than 20years, we offer flexible payment plans and a free design service.