Do you need a bigger kitchen?

Do you need a bigger kitchen?

A 2017 research report by Mintel astutely documents that: ““Kitchens have become a home hub, used for cooking, eating, leisure activities and entertaining. This is driving a fashion for larger kitchens, often combined with eating areas, seating and patio doors opening to the garden. Consequently, households will invest to create a stylish room, enhanced with lighting, decorative touches and plenty of storage options.”

Which is all fantastic – if you have the room…. but if you don’t? Then worry not, because Anglia Factors can help you incorporate an extension into your kitchen redesign project. And to make it less daunting, they’ve created a FREE kitchen planning pack that will guide you through the project. This handy booklet is full of useful tips and advice on things like budgeting, scheduling work, and getting quotes. It’s a great place to start when thinking about a kitchen extension.

So, what are you going to use all that extra kitchen space for? Daniel Barr, Owner of Anglia Factors shares a few things to consider before you race out of the starting blocks…

Open plan

Your kitchen doesn’t have to be the room you disappear into whilst guests or family chat or watch TV together in the front room. With the right kitchen design, cooking and prepping food can be mixed with socialising. Entertainment, in the form of speakers and TV screens, can be fitted into cabinets. Ideal for keeping the family occupied between meals or for having background music on whilst enjoying supper.

Think about when you use the kitchen most. Sofas and chairs around a low table can make a superb cosy nook for entertaining or relaxing with the crossword and a great cup of coffee.

An island paradise

An elegant way to add storage space – and perhaps an informal dining area – a kitchen island can add a touch of luxury to your new kitchen design. And one of the most on-trend materials to use for the counter top is Corian. With so many colours to choose from, Corian fits seamlessly into your kitchen design, and we mean that literally as it has no visible joints, giving it a very sleek appearance. As well as being stain resistant, hygienic and durable, it’s also visually striking and long lasting. We can even build in a smart phone charger so you merely have to place your phone on the worktop and it charges away!

Keeping warm

With more space comes other considerations. Will a stylish wall mounted radiator work best or will you prefer underfloor heating to keep a larger space evenly heated. It means you’ll be able to create the right temperature for any event, from evening drinks with friends, to early morning winter breakfasts. And none of your guests will be complaining of cold feet on your beautiful stone floor…

Keep the fun flowing

Kitchens can be hazardous, especially for children. Consider using curved surfaces in your kitchen design. They subtly direct people in a certain direction, and with a little planning can keep kids and adults from getting under your feet at key prep times.

Extend your dreams

From budgeting to choosing styles, getting quotes to that very first meal in your new kitchen, undertaking a kitchen redesign project with an extension is an exciting time. It’s a great opportunity to rediscover and understand what you want from the most important area in your house.

You can download your FREE kitchen planning pack, visit the website for more inspiration or visit Anglia Factors Martlesham showroom to speak to the friendly team.

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