How to choose a kitchen to suit your family

‘The kitchen is the heart of the home.’ This well-known phrase is even more apparent when you have a family and choosing the ideal kitchen for your family is a big decision. When you have a family, you need to factor in how many people will be in the kitchen, what style suits your family as well as finding something that is practical and makes life easier for everyone. It also needs to accommodate the needs of a growing family. What is right for you now will most likely change as time marches on and choosing a kitchen that can grow with your family can save you money in the long run.

Budget

Firstly, decide on a budget and work from there. It is very important to make sure that you have a realistic budget with scope for contingencies.

Style

We offer contemporary, modern, traditional and stylish kitchens all in one place. You need to select a style that suits your family. For example, if you have young children, it is important to consider which choice of units will require minimal cleaning for those sticky little hands. The picture gallery will give you a general overview of the different styles for you to choose from.

Shape

An open plan kitchen gives your family room to move around when you are cooking and baking together. A kitchen with a breakfast bar give you the chance to prepare the family meal, whilst supervising your child with their latest project for school. A kitchen with an island means that there will be more units on a child’s level so they can help with the all-important setting the table and clearing away. It is important to look at the shape of your kitchen and discuss how the space can be used in the most efficient way. If you’re considering seating for your kitchen, such as a breakfast bar, consider whether your children are likely to need more room in a few years and plan for growing bodies!

Safety

Do you have young children? Would an oven high up be more suitable? Do you need a cupboard to storing cleaning products that is difficult for your child to access? The safety of you and your family is paramount; kitchens that are used on a daily basis can be the hive of activity in the home and there are factors to consider to make sure that this is a safe place for everyone.

Finding a kitchen that is durable, hard-wearing and looks stylish can all be achieved with the range on offer. If you consider the four factors above as a starting point, your ideal family kitchen can be planned in such a way to suit all your family and make it the heart of your home.