Hello World! Welcome Friends! The kitchen is no longer just a space for preparing and cooking meals, it’s now a hub of activity from your little ones doing their homework, the best friend over for a catch up or family get-togethers that happen to make their way into the kitchen instead of the living areas. With the kitchen becoming more popular as a social setting, it’s essential to ensure your kitchen is designed to suit this lifestyle. There are so many stylish and effective ways in which you can create the perfect social hub that still has every appliance and feature you could possibly need for the ideal, functional kitchen.
Open Plan Design
The layout of your kitchen can determine how practical and social it can be, as a room with lots of corners and sections can result in the kitchen feeling sectioned off and split. Open plan living is a really good way of opening up your interiors and creating a space that can be used for many different occasions. Whether you’re cooking a meal whilst your little one is doing their homework next to you, or you’re enjoying a glass of wine while watching some TV, having an open plan kitchen enables you to create a bold, bright atmosphere that is perfect for any social activity.
With open plan living, you often find that contemporary features such as islands and breakfast bars work really well at utilizing the space you have, adding the perfect space for social activity, and also keeping your kitchen traditional and functional for everyday use. Introducing an island to your kitchen instantly provides you with additional worktop space, as well as room for an extra sink and cupboard space too. The great thing about a kitchen island is that it creates a bold focal point within your kitchen and emphasizes the style and character. To save money, you can look at investing in a second-hand unit and simply purchasing a new worktop and new kitchen cupboard doors. Another contemporary feature for the kitchen is the breakfast bar. While breakfast bars have been around for a while now, they’re becoming more and more popular within the modern kitchen. Introducing a breakfast bar to your kitchen provides you with a stylish, chic dining space that has a relaxed feel, making it perfect for social activity. The great thing about breakfast bars is that they’re neat and compact, giving your kitchen a streamlined feel and enhancing the style and décor. You can keep your design simple and classic, or you can go for quirky, unique designs that stand out and add character to your kitchen.
Combining Kitchen and Dining Spaces
Just like you do when you add a breakfast bar to your kitchen, providing essential dining space can work really well for creating that perfect social hub. While a breakfast bar is a more relaxed, everyday feature, introducing some stylish dining space into your kitchen provides you with a kitchen split with a dining room feel. There’s nothing better than cooking a delicious meal for friends, and being able to socialize with them while they sit at the table and enjoy some good wine. Having dining space in your kitchen provides you with a much more sociable atmosphere, and also adds character to the room. You can also use this seating space for other activities such as work, homework, reading or simply enjoying some downtime in the kitchen.
Inject Personality Through Color
Your home is an instant reflection of your personality. Whether you intend to or not, you instantly show your personality and character through colors you choose to decorate your home, and this is a great way of creating the atmosphere you want. Your kitchen is a room that needs to be bright, bold and fresh. Therefore, using light colors that you like will work really well. Fresh colors will help you to achieve a really positive, social space that will make your guests feel at home and comfortable, as well as making your kitchen feel warm and inviting.
The Right Lighting
It isn’t uncommon for people to add the wrong kind of lighting to the different rooms in their homes. Lighting is the key feature to a rooms atmosphere, and each room often requires a different kind of lighting to achieve the atmosphere you want. In the kitchen, you want to ensure you have plenty of natural lighting as this will make the room feel fresh and inviting. You then need to look at lighting that can be controlled, changed from dim to bright dependent on the situation. When you have a social space, you want the room to be just right. Therefore, being able to set the right tone and mood with your lighting is key!
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