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Connected Kitchens: The Best Smart Appliances for a Solid Wood Kitchen

Posted by admin on August 20, 2018 at 2:10 pm. Filed under: General

Since the invention of the microwave oven over 70 years ago, kitchen technology, apart from becoming more efficient, has not advanced a great deal. Now though, smart appliances are making our lives easier whilst revolutionising the way we use our kitchens. Here we explore some of the most useful and advanced kitchen technologies on the market today.


The June oven 100 multi-step cook-programmes and functions as a convection oven, air fryer, dehydrator, slow cooker, broiler, toaster and warming drawer.

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Ovens

Claiming to be ‘the most sophisticated oven ever’ June is a convection oven that can also be used as an air fryer, dehydrator, slow cooker, broiler, toaster and warming drawer. It includes more than 100 multi-step cook-programmes that have been professionally developed and allow you to perfectly cook everything from steak to roasted vegetables. June boasts a 1ft 3 internal capacity and so can accommodate everything from a 12” pizza to a 12-pound turkey. It also preheats three times faster than conventional ovens so your food will be ready quicker.

Nowadays, smart appliances worth their salt come with an app – June is no different. The app has a database of hundreds of recipes and guided cooking videos which can be synced up to the oven ensuring accurate time, temperature and pre-sets – resulting in perfect meals every time. You will also get cooking updates and notifications with musical alerts, plus the intelligent camera can stream live video from inside the oven to your phone.


The LG SIGNATURE InstaView Door-in-Door™ Refrigerator uses smart technology to keep your food fresher for longer.

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Fridge Freezers

‘Delivering a new sense of life for the most discerning individual’ the LG SIGNATURE InstaView Door-in-Door™ Refrigerator is as sleek as it is practical. A glass panel has been inserted into the front of the door and by tapping it twice illuminates the interior. This allows you to see the contents without opening the door – keeping your food fresher by stopping cold air from escaping. LG have incorporated two auto open features into this refrigerator. The first allows you to open the main door, hands-free, by standing on a ‘door open’ light that is projected onto the floor of your kitchen. The second will gently pull out the freezer drawers for easier access.

Inside, the LG SIGNATURE InstaView Door-in-Door Refrigerator has a stainless-steel interior to help maintain the cold temperature and keep your food fresh. The FRESHShield™ cooling technology further maintains the cold temperatures and freshness by creating a cold air barrier when the door is open. There is also an air filter and an air circulation fan to keep your fridge smelling fresh. All of this, and more, can be controlled via the control panel or your smartphone.


The Nest Protect is one of the few smart appliances that can protect you from fires and carbon monoxide.

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Protection

Nest Protect was one of the first smart smoke alarms to hit the market. When Nest detects smoke or carbon monoxide, it will first alert you of the problem using a friendly human voice. Then, if the smoke is no threat, for example burnt toast, you can use your app to stop the alarm. If you take no action, the early warning system becomes a full-on alarm.

Fitting multiple Nest Protects in each room also allows you to know exactly which room is in danger, and plan your escape safely, which is made even easy and safer because it also lights your way. As alerts are sent to your smart phone, you will be notified even when you are not at home.

With a predicted life span of 10 years, Nest Protect continually tests itself and lets you know that all is well via a glowing green light, rather than an annoying chirping sound that many regular smoke detectors emit. It can also be linked up to the Nest Thermostat which it will shut down if it detects a carbon monoxide leak.


Do you have any smart appliances in your kitchen that you could not live without? Let us know in the comments below or head over to our Facebook and Twitter pages for more inspiration.


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Planning a Breakfast Nook for Your Kitchen.

Posted by admin on August 16, 2018 at 11:47 am. Filed under: General

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so should we not strive to create an area worthy of eating it in? This is the purpose of a breakfast nook – somewhere beautiful and practical to enjoy your toast and coffee in the morning. Designing something that works both in terms of aesthetics and functionally takes thought, so we have compiled some factors to consider when planning a nook for your kitchen.

Traditionally, a nook is created in addition to a dining room and as such is a less formal space – usually situated in or as close to the kitchen as possible. There is no hard and fast rule for where to put one, but some places work better than others. For example, a bay window would be ideal because it is well lit and will often be out of the way.

This breakfast nook has been located in a bay window to create a light and airy atmosphere.

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Take a moment to walk around your kitchen and assess where might be the perfect spot. As you do, think about foot traffic, convenience getting to and from the kitchen and where your entrances and exits are. Take particular note of windows and lighting if you are aiming for something light and airy.

Once you have found the perfect place, think about how you will use it. How large is your family? Does everyone use the kitchen at the same time in the morning? Do you eat breakfast every day or is it an infrequent occurrence? You might even want to use your nook for a lunchtime snack. Understanding this will make the next phases much easier.

An L-shaped bench, like this one, is a great space-saving seating solution for a breakfast nook.

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When designing a nook based on layout, consider seating. Do you prefer individual seats or a shared bench? If you are going to choose the latter, would an L-shaped or parallel arrangement work better with your space? Benches use space more efficiently so if you have a large family this might be a better choice. If there are less people in your house, or it is unlikely that everyone will use the nook at the same time, consider using individual chairs or stools.

This yellow breakfast nook utilises stools and a carefully placed sofa to create a welcoming space.

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Deciding on the features to include in your breakfast nook can make a huge difference to how it works aesthetically and functionally. A table and somewhere to sit are required but their style, material, colour, size and shape are completely down to personal preference. In part, shape and size are dictated by location and number of people. Generally, square tables are more efficient in corners whereas round tables are better for preserving the flow of a space. Obviously, large tables accommodate more people but those that have foldable or extendable leaves are a great space saving solution that can seat large groups when necessary.

We briefly mentioned benches in terms of layout, but from a functionality perspective, they work very well against a wall where placing chairs would make manoeuvring difficult. Stools are also a great option were space is limited because they can be pushed right under a table. Whichever table and chairs you choose, make sure that they complement the existing colour and style of your worktops and cabinet doors to bring harmony to your kitchen.


Do you have a breakfast nook? We would love to see your pictures so please share them on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Why not suggest other ways that you could create your own nook in the comments below?

 

Is a Kitchen Peninsula or Kitchen Island Right for Your Home?

Posted by admin on August 14, 2018 at 11:29 am. Filed under: General

The kitchen is the heart of the home so it is essential that the design is right for your household. A kitchen peninsula offers so much – a place to prepare and eat meals, storage for kitchen items, and somewhere to sit with the family. But kitchen islands also offer these benefits. So, is a peninsula really right for you and your kitchen, or would an island be more beneficial?

You might be asking “what is the difference between kitchen islands and peninsulas?” Think of islands and peninsulas in general – one is alone in a body of water, the other is connected to the mainland. Likewise, a kitchen island is completely separate from the rest of your worktops and has four accessible sides. A peninsula, on the other hand, is connected to the rest of your kitchen.

Apart from this, kitchen islands and peninsulas will often share all of the same benefits, so why choose one over the other? The answers are the availability of space and personal preference. In our previous blog post about, creating islands for small kitchens, we discussed that for an island you should aim for at least 31” of walkway on all four sides – 41” if there is an appliance. However, this can be impossible for some and makes the utilisation of an island impractical. This is where a kitchen peninsula has the advantage. No walkways are obstructed and your work triangle is preserved.

If you do have space for an island, why would you opt for a peninsula? The answer to this is mainly personal and is based on design preference, liveability, and lifestyle. Let us consider design preference. Islands are a useful feature for retaining an open plan design – a peninsula can obstruct this open flow and confine the kitchen to one area. This makes a peninsula a fantastic option if you are looking to keep a clearer division between dining and cooking spaces – you can read more in our guide to broken and open plan kitchens. Your kitchen layout is another important consideration to make. Longer, narrower spaces are ideal for kitchen peninsulas whilst in a large, square room an island may be a better choice.

Finally, think about your lifestyle – if you use your kitchen for entertaining, an island can be a better choice too, because it allows the cook to prepare food whilst interreacting more easily with their guests. If you prefer more peace and privacy when cooking, or have children to keep from under your feet, a peninsula could be a better option for you.

Do you have a kitchen island but think that a peninsula might have suited your kitchen and lifestyle better? Perhaps you have a kitchen peninsula but wish you had chosen an island. Leave your thoughts in the comment below or share your peninsula pictures on our Facebook and Twitter pages.


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Taking Inspiration from the RIBA House of the Year Longlist 2018

Posted by admin on August 10, 2018 at 10:29 am. Filed under: General

Each year the Royal Institute of British Architects, or RIBA, run a competition to find the best new house designed by an architect in the UK. The RIBA House of the Year Longlist 2018 has been announced and, as always, the featured houses are at the pinnacle of design. In this blog, we take a look at a one house that really stood out for us. Whilst some of the features would not be possible to include in the standard home, a similar aesthetic can be achieved by breaking down a few of the techniques used and implementing them in your own kitchen.


The Fitzrovia House is has made it into the RIBA House of the Year Longlist for 2018.

Credit – architecture

From the outside, this grade II listed, six storey, end of terrace, Regency townhouse masks a contemporary design gem. Whilst some rooms have been designed to complement the Regency period, others are so minimalistic that they lead you to forget that the house was in fact built in 1827. This is particularly true for the kitchen.

Here, marble and glass have been combined to create an ultra-contemporary walkway into the kitchen.

Credit – architecture

As you transition from the more traditional rooms of the house to the kitchen, you walk along a light and airy corridor lined with glass walls until eventually the white Carrera marble floor opens up in front of you and you are presented with an astonishing double height ceiling. Aside from the pure white colour palette, the first thing that draws your eye is the central island which has been made from the same white Carrera marble as the floor. The island has the appearance of a sculpture rather than a functional kitchen feature, which, when you consider that the owner is an art collector, makes perfect sense. Full height cabinetry, again all white, emphasises the high ceiling from which hangs understated, but nonetheless, dramatic lighting.

If you do not have the budget for a white Carrera marble island you could use our marble effect Calcutta worktop on your island, worksurfaces, and even on the walls with our marble effect kitchen splashback. To achieve a sense of height similar to the Fitzrovia House, install solid wood full height cabinets with frontals painted in Farrow & Ball’s All White.

Leave your comments below if you have been inspired by the Fitzrovia House or if you are tempted to add some of its features to your kitchen. Perhaps you think your kitchen already compares. If so, please share your photos on our Facebook and Twitter pages for our followers to see. Grand Designs: RIBA House of the Year will be shown on Channel 4 later in 2018, so be sure to watch for even more inspiration.

 

Five Features to Help You Create an Art Deco Kitchen

Posted by admin on August 7, 2018 at 12:09 pm. Filed under: General

First appearing in the early 1900s, Art Deco design encompassed extravagance and modernism, influencing everything from architecture to radios. This movement was so ubiquitous, that Art Deco kitchen design was inevitable. Although felt globally, it eventually fell out of favour but experienced a revival in the 1960s and since then has been an important influence in design.

At its heart, Art Deco is a blend of different forms of art and design and has been shaped by the colour and geometry of various movements. We have compiled some Art Deco design features that you could implement into your own kitchen here.

The straight lines and metallic finish of the Cromwell D-shaped pewter handle (pictured left) give it an Art Deco air. Fixing them to your cabinet frontals is an easy way to add a geometrical design that was such an integral part of the movement. They can be used horizontally on drawers and vertically on cupboards. Alternatively, you could use our Douglas kitchen cabinet knob (pictured right), which features curves and sweeping lines.

This island utilises classic Art Deco design features – namely the sweeping curve and the bold contrasting colour scheme. The reflective quality of the black sparkle Andromeda worktop displays the same extravagance that was so popular in the 1920s. This design goes one step further by adding the wine rack which has strong geometric character – something that is also mirrored in the Shaker door.

You only need to look at celebrated buildings such as The Daily Express Building and The Hoover Building in London to know that curves exemplify Art Deco design. You can scale this down and easily apply it to your kitchen by installing curved cornices and pelmets to your wall cabinets.

Hotrods are another way that you could add a geometric element to your Art Deco kitchen. Here, the stainless steel looks beautiful against the colour of the worktop. Of course, their use is primarily functional and will protect your worktops from heat, but their aesthetic is definitively Art Deco.

As well as geometry, colour was an integral part of Art Deco. The colour palette had a wide range of influences from Native American to Ancient Egyptian art and as a result coral, red, jade green, off-white, gold, and ochre all were prevalent colours. There are several colours from the Farrow & Ball range that we can apply to our cabinet frontals to help you achieve an Art Deco kitchen.

Do you like Art Deco designs, would you consider this style in your kitchen, or do you think it should have been left in the 1920s? Let us know what you think in the comments below or head over to our Facebook and Twitter pages to share your Art Deco kitchen pictures with us.

 

How to Maximise Your Storage with a G-Shaped Kitchen

Posted by admin on August 3, 2018 at 12:04 pm. Filed under: General

Storage is an essential part of any kitchen, and whilst some people do not have a space problem, those that do can find themselves feeling infuriated. A G-shaped kitchen is the answer to this age-old kitchen issue and although it is by no means a new design, it is often overlooked for the more conventional galley or U-shaped kitchen layouts. Essentially, a G-shaped kitchen is a U-shaped kitchen with a peninsula added to one end. The result – an enclosed space with plenty of storage.

The peninsula, angled into the kitchen, forms the basis of a G-shaped design – considerably increasing work surface area and adding the option for seating. Underneath the worktop, a peninsula adds plenty of space for drawers,cabinets, or both. When deciding what to store in these cupboards and drawers, consider the appliances that are close by and how you use your kitchen on the whole. For example, if your peninsula is near a hob or oven, you could store pots, pans, and plates. If it is close to a dishwasher or washing machine, it might be better to store dishwasher tablets or detergents.

In this kitchen, a waist height, built in oven has been fitted between the base and wall cabinets. In any other kitchen, this would be a problem because it sacrifices worktop space. However, in a G-shaped kitchen, the addition of a peninsula means that the loss of space is not such an issue. Besides, this clever feature also gives you two additional cabinets, which for someone who requires storage over worktops space is a more important factor.

Optimising your base cabinets in a G-shaped kitchen is arguably easier when compared to other designs because it utilises all of the walls as well as a peninsula. At eye level you can, of course, add wall cabinets, but for an on-trend option, solid wood kitchen shelves are a great choice. They create a focal point and a feature, plus they are ideal for displaying your more intriguing items as well as your best crockery – freeing up space in your cabinets for the mundane kitchen equipment. Alternatively, cabinets with glazed doors are also great for creating displays.

What is your opinion of a G-shaped kitchen? Share your thoughts in our comments below or head over to our Facebook and Twitter pages to show our followers your kitchens.


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Top Tips for a Monochrome Kitchen

Posted by admin on August 1, 2018 at 3:46 pm. Filed under: General

Black and white kitchens are a time-tested classic choice and their popularity does not seem to be fading. A monochrome kitchen adds sophistication and can be used perfectly in both traditional and contemporary designs. One of the best things about a monochromatic scheme is that it is versatile and can easily be incorporated using any aspect of a kitchen – from handles to splashbacks. In this post, we take a look at some examples and show you how you could apply them to your own kitchen.


A traditional monochrome kitchen that features white worktops and black shaker doors

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Worktops and Cabinetry

The most obvious places to start is with cabinets and worktops. This kitchen beautifully demonstrates how effective a monochromatic colour palette can be in a traditional kitchen. With white worktops and black Shaker doors, the contrast could not be greater. The finer details, such as the black grout and the polished cabinet handles and hinges, link everything together to create harmonious look. You could achieve a similar aesthetic using our white sparkle worktops paired with Shaker doors, painted black using our fully bespoke service that allows you to select any colour from the Farrow & Ball range.

The look of this set of minimalistic Nordic monochrome kitchen shelves can be achieved using our black oak floating shelves

Credit : avenuelifestyle

Kitchen Shelves

Open shelving is incredibly popular currently and provides a practical choice for a number of settings. In this kitchen, Norwegian designers Kine and Kristoffer created a minimalistic Nordic monochrome kitchen and installed these stylish and slimline black shelves. Against the pure white wall, these shelves not only display the couple’s beautiful crockery but also frame it, transforming the shelves into a piece of art in their own right. This technique proves how easy it is to utilise monochrome design in your own kitchen. Our black oak floating shelves on a white wall will produce a similar effect or alternatively, you could use our painted oak white floating shelves on a black wall.

If you find black in a monochrome kitchen to be too overpowering, try more muted grey tones.

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Black Highlights

If you think a monochrome kitchen might be a bit too much for you, you could always use the idea sparingly. For example, in this kitchen the white shaker doors have been fitted with black cup handles and knobs. Our Brecon Cup handles or Brecon knobs are made from iron and can be used in the same way as in this kitchen. Likewise, our rubbed bronze Mulberry range of handles and knobs are equally as effective. The result is still striking but not as dominant as it is in the other kitchens – as the room is mostly white, the overall look is fresh and airy. Grey surfaces, such as our brushed stainless steel, Ipanema Grey, or Grey Slate effect laminate worktops, can be used to soften black if it is too overpowering for your space.

Using different shades of one colour is also a monochrome design technique

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Colour

Monochrome does not have to mean black and white. The term quite literally means one colour, so you could create a monochrome kitchen using green, as in the case of this kitchen. By using two shades of green, the dark on the wall and the light on the cabinet frontals, you can create a sense of depth. The effectiveness of white can still be clearly seen in this kitchen, where the ceramic Belfast Sink stands out just as much as it would have done against a black wall or cabinet. Using a monochromatic colour palette also gives you the opportunity to add feeling, atmosphere, and your personality to a space.

Have you ever considered a monochromatic colour palette? How have these ideas changed or reinforced your opinion of them? Leave your comments below or head over to our Facebook and Twitter pages to share your photos.

 

Are Oak Tree Diseases and Deforestation Leading to the Downfall of our National Tree?

Posted by admin on July 27, 2018 at 11:00 am. Filed under: General

‘There is no oak left’, ‘Foreign blight threatens very future of the proud English oak’, and ‘Britain’s oak trees are under threat’ – these are just some of the headlines from the national papers that have caused British tree lovers, like us, to worry. But are oak tree diseases and deforestation really leading to the downfall of our national tree?

(AOD) is a major factor. AOD first appeared in Britain about 30 years ago and it is caused by at least three types of bacteria. It affects both of our native oaks – the English oak (Quercus robur) and the sessile oak (Quercus petraea) – as well as other non-native species of Quercus. Initially, this oak tree disease causes the leaves to turn a pale green or yellow. Then, over several years, the tree starts to die back starting with the fine twigs, then the branches, and, in the worst cases, the whole tree eventually dies.

Stem bleed, a symptom caused by Acute Oak Decline (AOD)

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Another problem, says Mike Tustin, chartered forester at John Clegg and Co, is how we harvest oak in our timber industries. He points out that because our UK sources are dwindling “we are now using the oaks our ancestors planted” and as there have been “no oak coming up to replace it. There is no oak left in England”.

But this dire outlook conflicts with evidence from Simon Hodgson, chief executive of the Forest Enterprise England, Forestry Commission. He states that over the past eight years the Forestry Commission in England planted almost 1.7 million oak trees. Furthermore, the government launched plans in June to plant 11 million new trees, an initiative overseen by Sir William Worsley who has taken on the role as the rather grand sounding “tree champion”.

In a recent survey coordinated by the Woodland Trust, the Ancient Tree Forum, the Tree Register and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, 1,200 new specimens of medieval and Tudor oaks were recorded, increasing the total number of ancient oak trees in England to 3,400. This figure is made all the more impressive when you consider that in mainland Europe alone there are only 2,000 ancient oaks in total. So perhaps the situation with our ancient oaks is not as serious Mike Tustin makes out.

Britain's favourite tree, The Major Oak, is believed to be between 800–1000 years old

Credit : Wikipedia


The timber industry aside, AOD is a serious disease that if not controlled will cause devastation. The Action Oak Partnership is a new campaign that was launched at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. It aims to protect UK’s oak trees from pests, such as the oak jewel beetle, and diseases that threaten their security. Led by Defra’s biosecurity minister, Lord Gardiner, the campaign, which is looking for £15 million of investment, combines the efforts of charities, environmental organisations, and landowners to help protect the 170 million oaks in England.

Project Purpose, led by Reading University, is also aiding in tackling the problem of AOD. Using its world-renown expertise in microbiology, climate science, forestry, and social science, Reading hope to tackle oak tree diseases and other causes of AOD in order to stop another, potentially more environmentally distressing, Dutch elm type incident.

How would you feel if the English oak went the way of the elm? Leave your thoughts in the comments below or head over to our Facebook and Twitter pages to start a debate.

 

Creating Islands for Small Kitchens

Posted by admin on July 25, 2018 at 12:22 pm. Filed under: General

If you long for a kitchen island but you think you do not have the space for one, think again. There are plenty of options when it comes to choosing islands for small kitchens – some are just clever planning whilst others are ingenious design techniques. To help you achieve the look you desire, we have compiled this list of things to consider when creating an island in your small kitchen.

Making a Decision

An island is a useful and multifunctional feature to have. They can provide extra worktop and space, a place to eat and are also often used to separate the kitchen area from the rest of your house in an open or broken plan design. You could argue that in a small kitchen these benefits are even more valuable. Limited space should not mean you are unable to have an island that takes advantage of all of them – it really depends on what you want from your kitchen island.

Are you looking for a larger worktop area? Do you need more storage? Would you like to create a seating area? These are the questions that you need to ask before you start planning.

More Surface Area

Creating more worktop space is potentially one of the biggest benefits of an island in a small kitchen. When planning your kitchen island, you should consider is how you will use the space. Additional space for preparing food will often be the primary reason but you could also install a sink or hob or even use it to present some of your kitchen items like a fruit bowl or cookbooks.

Even islands for small kitchens add additional worktop space

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Additional Storage

Kitchen islands can offer plenty of storage space for anything – from plates, bowls, and cups to vegetables or dry goods, or, as shown here, wine. Commonly, you will find them with closed cupboards but islands for small kitchens often feature open shelving as an additional tool for creating more space. This gives you the opportunity to display some of your more beautiful kitchen items but if you want to hide clutter away, you could opt for some attractive baskets.

Islands for small kitchens can have plenty of storage space if used correctly

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Space for seating

Even small kitchen islands can have space for seating as long as you choose the right products – we suggest having stools rather than normal chairs. The lack of a back means that stools can be pushed right under the island, keeping precious floor space as free as possible.

It is best to use stools with a small kitchen island, to save precious floor space

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The Benefits of an L-Shaped Kitchen – and the Drawbacks!

Posted by admin on July 20, 2018 at 2:41 pm. Filed under: General

Whilst U-shaped kitchens are by no means outdated, there is another layout starting to come to the forefront of kitchen design. L-shaped kitchens are nothing new but people are waking up to the many benefits of this unorthodox style. In certain situations, more traditional kitchen layouts might not be practical, making way instead for the more suitable L-plan. But what are the benefits over a U-shaped kitchen, and are there any drawbacks?


Storage Space

Organising a long row of cupboards and draws down the long side of your kitchen, unimpeded by appliances such as integrated dishwashers and fridges, gives you far more space for storage. L-shaped kitchens, by their very nature, only have one corner cupboard, which can tend to be the most awkward storage space in a kitchen. This is one of the advantages they have over galley or U-shaped kitchens.

Compatibility with Open Plan Living

Of all designs, an L-shaped layout works the best with an open plan kitchen. The increasing interest of open plan living, might, in part, also explain why this style of kitchen is becoming more popular. Utilising the right angle, you can fit your cupboards neatly into the corner of your room, not only maximising your kitchen space but also the rest of your living area.

Space for Multiple Cooks

This could be controversial, especially if you are the type of person who does not like others under your feet whilst cook. For those of you who that does not apply to, this benefit is aimed at you. L-shaped kitchens more often than not, give you more workspace and room for an additional sink, all of which are handy if you need help preparing a meal.

Kitchen Islands

Having cupboards down only two of the walls frees up more floor space which could be used to install a kitchen Island – and even more storage. Unless you have a large kitchen, this would be impractical for other layouts. You might also be surprise at how much bigger your kitchen might feel with a kitchen island instead of a row of cupboards.

Highly Ergonomic

L-shaped kitchens are very ergonomic for small spaces because they effectively utilise the working triangle – a concept that is used to determine the efficiency of a kitchen. The three points on the triangle are the sink, hob and refrigerator. In theory, nothing other than yourself should intersect the area of working triangle and, as two of the three points will be located on one worktop, this is almost impossible. What is more is that there is no through traffic in an L-shaped kitchen, further increasing the efficacy of this layout.

The Disadvantage of an L-shaped Kitchen

You might be thinking that this design is perfect and has no flaws. In most cases this is true but be mindful that every kitchen and cook is different. What works for one, might not work for another. For instance, if your kitchen is either very small or very large, the L-shaped design is probably not going to work.


Do you have, or are you considering, an L-shaped kitchen? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Which aspects do you love and which are you not so keen on? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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