24 Page Kitchen SpecialThe kitchen really is the hub of the home and the room in which all the family congregate. Therefore, it’s important that your finished design and layout reflects all of your lifestyle needs.
Inside the June 2015 issue
- Planning your Kitchen
Expert advice and ideas.
- Sizing Up
Open-plan designs for larger spaces.
- Perfect Finish
Gloss, wood or stone? We help you decide.
- Hub of the Home
Denise O’Connor talks kitchens.
- And Finally…
Add a splash of colour with your small appliances.
Planning your kitchen
It’s worth putting plenty of thought into planning your kitchen and taking the time to think about your everyday, practical needs as well as the style and design you want. Our guide has lots of advice to ensure you get your perfect kitchen.
The first thing you need to decide when planning a kitchen is whether you want to update your current kitchen or start totally afresh.
Look at what you already have, what you like and don’t like, and what you want to remove or keep. If the existing kitchen layout works, only change it if there is a real benefit – for example, if it increases the value of your home. However, if you want to completely overhaul your kitchen to make better use of the space available or wish to extend to create a larger, open-plan kitchen/living/dining area to suit your lifestyle and family needs then there is much to be gained from doing so. Here are a few kitchen layout options which might work for you…
Read more in the June 2015 issue.