Long gone are the days when the kitchen was merely a place to cook in, a purely functional space separated from the rest of the house. Today’s kitchen is an integral part of the home, and is more often than not a kitchen diner, where the family meet, eat, watch TV and generally live on a day to day basis. This is fair enough when you consider that in terms of expenditure the kitchen usually knocks all other rooms in the house into a cocked hat!
It’s important to know what you want out of any room before you dive in and commit, but this is especially so in a kitchen. Look at the available space – and I don’t just mean the area that you’ve got at present. Prioritise, and make sure your new kitchen will suit you and your way of living rather than simply conform to everyone else’s expectations.