How your kitchen can enhance your wellbeing
A well-designed kitchen plays an integral part in defining your home life
When designing your new kitchen, what’s top of your wish list? More space, additional work surfaces, a pantry, an island or good kitchen organisation ideas? Before planning where everything goes, start with what’s important to the very core of your life at home.
Ask yourself, ‘How do you want to change your life?’, suggests an expert at Life Kitchens for Living. If you have a busy family life, good kitchen storage and organisation can really streamline your day-to-day, lowering stress levels and enhancing your wellbeing.
A central hub
Do you long to spend more time together as a family? Then look to create a central hub where you can come together for day-to-day activities, including cooking, dining, socialising, working from home, doing school homework, reading and entertaining.
It’s about creating multifunctional spaces within the kitchen, where individual parts can be used alone or in unison. The key is keeping it seamlessly connected.
Your designer can work with you to find the optimal layout for your family’s needs, paying close attention to how all the elements connect. In an open-plan kitchen, for example, a kitchen island or peninsula provides the perfect punctuation between cooking zone and dining area, while still allowing social interactions.
Keep it calm
To keep the main kitchen-living space as calm and as uncluttered as possible, many people are now opting to move noisy appliances, messy boot rooms and laundry machines into adjacent rooms. A utility room often comes up in discussions around kitchen organisation ideas, because they’re a great way to shut away all that noise.