These days a kitchen has become the heart of the house, for entertaining,socialising and cooking.A kitchen has a life of its own,it is a witness of all the ups and downs in everyday life.The most beautiful kitchens are those that are enjoyed,played in and worked in.

It is an ACTION zone!!!👪

Whether you have a small or large kitchen getting the layout right is key.

🍳Decide what your space is for.

🍳Entertaining

🍳Multifunctional room

🍳Socialising with the family

My kitchen incorporates all of the above, as I just love having family and friends around me when I’m cooking.

Kitchen Table:

This maybe the main focus in a kitchen and is also a piece of furniture we take for granted.It accommodates the play-doh,homework,painting,letter writing,family meals.

The table might not be the most expensive piece of furniture but it’s certainly the one we rely on and keep the longest.

🍳Don’t be afraid to mix the styles of the chairs and table up.(there are no rules here)

🍳Choose a table that will be your workhorse

🍳Use folding tables to make your kitchen more usable if you don’t have the room.

🍳Use benches as well as chairs for dining

Giving your kitchen a sense of space 🍳

🍳Use folding furniture

🍳Keep surfaces clutter free

🍳Prioritise your utensils/appliances( do you really need a bread bin on the worktop)

🍳Use every inch of your cupboard space, racking on the doors for pan lids.

🍳Hang pots and pans up

🍳Use mirrored tiles to reflect light

🍳Be organised, only keep out the things you use everyday( don’t use the space for the extra crockery used on special occasions)

🍳Be disciplined if using open cupboards( only display the things you want and use)

🍳Use jars to display your packet foods

Styling🍳

Just because it’s a kitchen doesn’t mean it has to be kitchen-esque.Bring pictures,books,plants into the space to make it feel less kitchen like and more inviting.

🍳Use cake stands/vases to display your fruit and veg

🍳Use wallpaper on dry areas to create a striking focal point

🍳Put fresh herbs in pots to scent the kitchen

🍳Use non kitcheny lighting, use a statement light to create drama and elegance

🍳 Bring in colour through t towels, table cloths etc.

🍳  Mix tiles up to create a focal point(use as splash backs)

🍳Don’t be afraid to go bold with your paint scheme, this is a cheap alternative to incorporate colour.

🍳Buy timeless kitchen cupboards as this will save you money in the long run(neutrals)

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