Attempting to add functionality or increasing the value of a home is a great idea; whether you’re modernising an old kitchen or installing a completely new one, the following ideas will help you create a functional, organised space that’s a joy to spend time in.
Integrated dining and kitchen
While the kitchen is regarded as the most active room in the house, dining rooms are frequently under-used.
It is usually possible to ntegrate these two areas into one larger space by removing a connecting wall or using a half wall as a buffet or pass-through area. The connecting space is also the perfect area for a peninsula.
Multi-level peninsulas and kitchen islands
Tiered peninsulas and kitchen islands can provide both an additional work areas and dining space. Arranging these levels in geometric shapes rather than adhering to a more traditional rectangular layout adds style and maximises functionality.
Creating multiple counter heights provides a perfect food preparation area, while worktops set at the height of a table are perfect for dining, playing or working. An additional over-hanging counter provides a perfect space for informal snacks.
There are several options when it comes to choosing the material of your worktops. A composite stone, such as Diresco, is an excellent choice – Diresco worktops provide durable, stylish, long-lasting work surfaces.
Seating can be provided in the shape of fold-away stools or perhaps a bench.
Pull-out storage facilities
Using divided drawers and pull-out shelving assists in keeping clutter under control and prevents having to rummage through cabinets trying to find that ever-elusive pot lid or can opener.
The possibilities for creative storage solutions are almost limitless – from hanging space to spice racks and cutlery holders. Remember to arrange your kitchen wear by frequency of use give items such as cookbooks a dedicated home.
Stainless steel appliances
Fashions come and go, and the colour choices that are totally hot today may put off a buyer tomorrow. The one finish that continues to add value and style to a kitchen without fail is stainless steel.
Stainless steel appliances will blend in well with any type of surrounding décor or finish, and consistently represents the top choice for consumers.