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Make Your Kitchen Work

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With a kitchen renovation the key to a fantastic result is making the design work and fit your daily routine. This applies to culinary experts who entertain frequently as well as those just keen to feed their hungry families.

Design Hints

  1. Latest trends lean towards seamless finishes for bench tops surfaces and cabinetry without handles. It’s easier to clean and doesn’t distract the eye. Keeping colours neutral and classic will also ensure your design stands the test of time and won’t date quickly.
  2. The layout of the kitchen is an extremely important element of your design. This is where the ‘golden triangle’ principle comes into play. The triangle has at each point the three main destinations in the kitchen: the fridge, the oven and the sink. The idea is to keep these points as close together as possible to make meal preparation a synch.
  3. Incorporating an island bench into your plan gives an abundance of extra space. Add seating, a sink or cooktop and the island bench becomes a great place for everyone to gather and share a story or two.
  4. A clutter free kitchen is a kitchen with a walk in pantry. If you have the space, go for it! Anything and everything can be locked away in the pantry to keep your kitchen looking tidy. Including a work surface in your pantry allows smaller appliances such as toasters and kettles to be kept out of sight.
  5. A great kitchen needs to have the best appliances you can afford so your cooking prowess can really shine. Shop around, ask friends or go with the brand you have used in the past and liked. Stainless steel and brushed aluminium are still popular choices.
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