Kitchen Design Tips

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    One of the busiest rooms in any house, the kitchen is usually the much loved hub of any home. A favourite place for people to congregate, with a daily footfall that will rival any other room in the house, whatever the size and shape of your kitchen it is important to make the most of all available space. Make your kitchen work for you with this collection of handy interior design tips from our favourite industry experts…

    Yasmin Chopin, Interior Designer and Blogger  
    “Curves can help create more work surface so don’t be restricted by straight lines.” Tweet This Tip

     Robyn Randall, Interior Designer
    “Kitchens are the heart of a home so make it warm, inviting and conducive for socialising.” Tweet This Tip

    Jane Stewart, Design Director at Mowlem & Co’ 
    “Work with a skilled designer who takes care to understand and to translate your unique vision.” Tweet This Tip

    Richard Davonport, Managing Director at Davonport
    “Don’t forget the storage – plan this in early in the design process to ensure the kitchen really works once finished.” Tweet This Tip

    Garry M Brown of Chiltern Kitchens
    “Whatever the height of the person, their fingertips will be almost the same distance from the ground so no need for low worktops. One size fits all!” Tweet This Tip

    April Russell, Interior Designer
    “To create a sense of fun in an otherwise practical space, incorporate a favourite piece of artwork.” Tweet This Tip

    Intarya Interior Design
    “Arrange the preparation area in a way that allows for conversation, so cooking feels more sociable, and less of a chore.” Tweet This Tip

    Rowena Vaughn, Interior Designer
    “Always make sure that you have more sockets than you think you’ll need.” Tweet This Tip

    Kelly Davies, Interior Designer
    “The kitchen is referred to as ‘the heart of the home’, create comfortable seating areas so you can relax, socialise and enjoy the space.” Tweet This Tip

    Jennifer Flanders, Interior Designer
    “When selecting kitchen cabinet colour, remember you are likely not changing it for a very long time. Choose wisely and avoid colour trends.” Tweet This Tip

    Marie Burgos, Interior Designer & Feng Shui Expert
    “For good Feng Shui in the kitchen, aim for clutter-free, organised, bright, balanced & welcoming.” Tweet This Tip

    Darren Morgan, Bespoke Kitchen Designer and Writer
    “Think of your kitchen as a functional mannequin that can be individually tailored to suit your style, your family and your budget.” Tweet This Tip

    Lucy Gleeson, Interior Blogger
    “If you have a compact kitchen, utilise the space wisely and really think about what you need the most.” Tweet This Tip

    Richard Davonport, Managing Director at Davonport 
    “A bespoke kitchen enables individual touches to be added to create to make it truly unique.” Tweet This Tip

     Robyn Randall, Interior Designer
    “If your space is adequate, multiple islands with galley sinks are perfect for buffet style serving.” Tweet This Tip

    Joanna Thornhill, Interior Designer and Blogger 
    “Add character to a modern kitchen by incorporating an old dresser or mounting vintage crates to the wall” Tweet This Tip

    Rowena Vaughn, Interior Designer 
    “Pan drawer/drawers are the best kind of storage.” Tweet This Tip

    Kelly Davies, Interior Designer 
    “Space planning is key, if you can ‘draw’ an imaginary triangle between your hob, sink and fridge you will find food preparation easier.” Tweet This Tip

    Jennifer Flanders, Interior Designer
    “Glass cabinets are for very neat people with great dishes! For added interest (and bling!) without the stress, try mirrored doors instead.” Tweet This Tip

    Marie Burgos, Interior Designer & Feng Shui Expert
    “Colour matters. Utilise white, light green or blue for a calming and relaxed atmosphere.” Tweet This Tip

    Darren Morgan, Bespoke Kitchen Designer and Writer
    “Be consumed by the design process as this will deliver results and help to unlock the limits of your imagination.” Tweet This Tip

    Lucy Gleeson, Interior Blogger
    “For any size kitchen, I would recommend more muted colours for your units and tiles, allowing you to add lots of colour with your accessories.” Tweet This Tip

    Richard Davonport, Managing Director at Davonport
    “Don’t be afraid to mix and match styles – traditional touches will give a modern kitchen a timeless feel.” Tweet This Tip

    Rowena Vaughn, Interior Designer 
    “Always make sure that you have more sockets than you think you’ll need.” Tweet This Tip

    Kelly Davies, Interior Designer
    “Introduce the colour green into your kitchen, this nurturing colour is believed to promote healthy eating.” Tweet This Tip

    Marie Burgos, Interior Designer & Feng Shui Expert
    “Table shape is key; opt for oval/rectangular for laid-back feeling or round to inspire conversation.” Tweet This Tip

    Lucy Gleeson, Interior Blogger
    “The main thing is that your space is individual to you and a place that you look forward to cooking and entertaining in.” Tweet This Tip

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