Improve the Corridor Leading to the Kitchen
First impressions are everything, so if the hallway leading to the kitchen is narrow and dark, that’s what people will expect of your kitchen. Consider installing windows in the hallway, decorating it more, or removing the corner at the end of the hallway to widen the kitchen, as the key to making your space look bigger to remove awkward corners.
Consider Moving Your Boiler
While moving the boiler can be a big hassle, and cost around £1,000 to £2,000, in the grand scheme of your project, the benefits of moving it might outweigh this. Moving your boiler can mean avoiding those awkward corners, and the simpler the space looks, the better.
Consider The Number Of Bedrooms In The House
The more bedrooms your house has the grander your kitchen is expected to be, so ensure the grandness of the kitchen matches the number of bedrooms. The case in the photo was a house with too many rooms, so we opened it up, giving our client the grand space her house deserved. Click here to find out more.
Think About Your View
Eliminating those awkward corners, and knocking down walls, means a large, open space that looks out onto your garden. Augment this benefit by widening your windows or dropping down the windowsill to increase your view of your garden so you can watch the kids, (and to let more light in). French doors are a great way to maximise your view of, and access to, your garden. Read about the project in the photo here.
Just make sure you don’t put a sink under your window. Here’s why.
Put Worktops Across Your Kitchen
To make a long, narrow kitchen wider put worktops and cupboards across it, parallel to the shorter wall, rather than down the sides. This also applies to gardens when planting flower beds.
To find out more about the different types of kitchens and how they suit different spaces, click here.
Keep It Practical
Granted, you want to make sure your space looks great, but it needs to actually be functional. Maximise its functionality by considering how you will use the space: how long will it take you to make a cup of tea in that space? For a space to be functional, it must abide by the work triangle; the distance between the sink, hob and fridge must be no more than 6 metres.
Architects are great at balancing the value, aesthetic and utility of a space. During Pride Road’s concept design workshop, our experienced architects will go through your ideas and suggest innovative solutions in real time, discussing the pros and cons and ensuring that their ideas are perfect for you. Book a 1 hour, free initial consultation to see how we can best help you.