The kitchen is one of the most multi-functional rooms in a home. It is forever transforming into whatever the homeowner and family needs it to be, which means that it is the hub of a lot of activity.
This week we are looking at some of the elements for you to consider when getting a social kitchen.
An open floor plan really helps to create a social environment.
Wide, open spaces make it easy for traffic to flow in and out of every area, and means that you are never closed off from the action with a clear sight line to everything that’s going on. If you don’t like having all that open space, or want a more distinction between zone, you could incorporate half-walls with shelves into the design. Also, a glass cabinet or wall gives the impression of open space but still allows for division of space.
To be sure you can entertain for a lifetime ahead, you will need to select materials that are durable and long-lasting. If any of you have little ones around, you will know the importance of resilient products.
Dekton is a sophisticated blend of the raw materials used to produce the very latest in glass and porcelain as well as the highest quality quartz work surfaces. Because of its high resistance to stains, UV rays, scratches, fire and heat, it is perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. In addition, its unique designs and colours will enhance the beauty of any space.
Quartz worktops are made of pieces of natural stone bonded together with a small amount of adhesive. The stone used is quartz, one of nature’s toughest materials, and a very versatile one.
Granite is another material that can take the hit and stand the test of time. Your countertops will be seeing a lot of action, so be sure to choose something that’ll work for your needs.
Finally, with the way that things have been over the past year, you could think about crafting a homework zone or mini kind of office set up for your kids and family. While you’re prepping dinner, they can be getting homework done.
All you need is a spot for an island, peninsular or even just a table and a few chairs — it can be separate from where you eat incorporating some shelves for books, or even paint some chalkboard paint on the wall for notes and help during homework sessions.
A cozy spot for everyone to gather and work together makes it easy to keep an eye on little ones, while you’re getting things done.
Have a great weekend
Clinton and Fiona