Top things to consider when planning your new family kitchen
Posted by Luke Cherry, on December 12, 2019.
Planning your new family kitchen is an exciting time, but pulling your vision together for a functional, great looking space that caters for the whole family can seem like a daunting task. So where should you start?
We’ve pulled together our top 5 tips on what to think about when planning your family kitchen.
Your “working triangle” – the idea here is that your three main work areas should form a no obstacle, free flowing triangle. Having your sink, fridge and oven within close distance of each other makes for a much easier and naturally connecting space. However, although we always have this theory in our design thoughts, it is not always possible to achieve. Kitchen spaces are all different and sometimes compromise is needed when considering the optimal design
Somewhere to sit – If your space is large enough consider incorporating an island into your design. Having an island that is multi-functional and also serves as a seating area means your kitchen really will be the heart of the home. The island will quickly become the gathering area for your family, the kids can sit, and you can keep an eye on them whilst you get on with other choirs in the kitchen. And for those busy days where sitting together at the dining table just isn’t going to happen the island is the perfect spot to serve up a quick dinner.
Clever storage – Yes, it’s a family kitchen but we’re sure you don’t want all of the kids’ stuff on display, and in equal measure you want the surfaces clutter free, so you’ve got the space you need for food prep and cooking. Having some clever, hidden storage means you’ll have a place for everything. Why not designate a couple of specific low cupboards or drawers that the kids can use to house their books, crayons and toys. For you, consider some integrated appliances or extra built in storage for utensils and crockery to help keep the surfaces clear and ready to use.
A Larder – A larder can be a brilliant choice to help keep your kitchen running exactly as you want it to. It keeps the essentials to hand giving you easy access to all of your ingredients and utensils in one central place. By having a truly bespoke kitchen, your larder can be designed to suit your unique requirements and can incorporate many different storage ideas.
Fridge space – You can never have enough fridge space, especially for a hungry family. A fridge that is integrated can give you all the space you need and can be hidden within your cabinetry to blend beautifully with the rest of your kitchen. However with a free standing fridge you gain the ability to have ice and a chilled water dispenser at your fingertips and in most cases a little more space.
At Cherrywood Kitchens and Interiors we will use our specialist design skill and knowledge to help shape the final vision for your bespoke kitchen. We work with you to understand the brief and create a design that fulfils all of your requirements.
Our handmade kitchens really are the perfect solution for your dream family space.
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