Long gone are the days when the kitchen was simply a place to cook food in. Now it’s the heart of every family home, it’s perhaps the room you spend the most time in as a family, sitting down to dinner together, catching up with each other after a long day at work or sitting down with your extended family to a traditional Sunday lunch.
The kitchen is also the room in the house that has the most potential for adding value to your home and it’s a real selling point for prospective buyers. So when it comes to designing your kitchen you need to create a space that is not only going to be the ideal family space it also needs to add character and value to your home. But how do you do it?
More often than not our kitchens act as a dining room too so space really is an essential quality. You need to know how to get the most out of the space you have. You need to think about what you would like where; you need to make the room as efficiently and as easy to cook in as possible. So if you’re a family of avid cooks plenty of workspace is essential. Storage is really important too, kitchens can get cluttered and look untidy so make sure you’ve got plenty of fitted units to hide all your pots and pans.
Easy to Clean:
I’m sure we would all agree cleaning the kitchen is a chore we could all do without so the less time it takes the better! High gloss units like granite are easy to clean and maintain as well as being an incredibly hardy material. They don’t stain and they don’t show up every sticky little handprint!
The All Important Family Space:
You need to think about where your family will sit down to eat and relax together. Do you want an island that extends from your worktop with a set of modern stools or would you prefer the traditional look with a big wooden table for everyone to gather around?
Here at Oxford Kitchens we specialise in designer kitchens in Oxfordshire and have a wealth of experience when it comes to creating the perfect family kitchen. We know how to utilise any space you have in the best possible way. So if you’re thinking of getting a new kitchen for your home look no further than the expert team here at Oxford Kitchens.