Kitchen Design: Why Bespoke Matters
More than ever before, the trend towards open plan living has most definitely contributed towards the kitchen being the hub of the home.
Not only are families generally spending more of their time in the kitchen, home cooking and home entertaining are definitely back in favour.
Creating a kitchen space that is welcoming, comfortable and well-designed for your needs has never been more important. We don’t just want average functionality.
We lead busy lives. We want everything we need in a kitchen at our fingertips. We need to be able to cook, entertain and function smartly all at the same time. It’s what we’ve come to expect of our kitchens.
It’s the reason why bespoke kitchen design has never mattered more. Here are our top three reasons why you absolutely must go bespoke in your next kitchen overhaul.
Your kitchen represents you. It’s the hub of your home. So, why wouldn’t you want your kitchen to look absolutely fabulous? Getting your kitchen to look like it has stepped out of a glossy magazine takes professional guidance.
Unless you are confident in home interior design, any off-the-peg kitchen solution may look good, but it almost certainly will fall short of wow when it comes to high-end style.
To do style, well shall we say stylishly, you’ll need to use the finest materials and have some wow-factor features. More importantly, your kitchen style should be unique to you.
Your kitchen is the perfect place in the home to reflect your personality. That’s not an easy feat with showroom solutions.
Working with a kitchen designer you’ll be able to unpick what’s important to you in the kitchen. They’ll get to know little bit about you and your home, and help guide you with your choices to make sure your finished kitchen is perfectly designed to represent your personal style.
Having worked with a range of designers, including Artichoke’s bespoke kitchens – I would suggest that you’ll be able to unpick what’s important to you in the kitchen.
They’ll get to know a little bit about you and your home, and help guide you with your choices to make sure your finished kitchen is perfectly designed to represent your personal style.
When your guests say, ‘wow, this kitchen is so you’, you’ll know you’ve nailed your brief.
Your kitchen needs to have more than a pretty face. Dazzling countertops and high-gloss cabinets look great, but does the cupboard space really work for you?
Simple things like extractor hoods set at the wrong height, or sinks in the wrong place can make working in your kitchen a chore rather than the pleasure it should be.
Substance matters as much as style. The two go hand in hand when it comes to the perfect kitchen for you and your home.
Quality appliances and where they fit into your kitchen design can make or break the continuity and optimum usability of your kitchen space. Think carefully when choosing them.
Storage solutions also need to be well thought through. Bespoke designs will help you to order your kitchen in a way to suit you and your family. Working in your kitchen should be an absolute joy.
No one can argue we fell off the wagon with home cooking. Busy modern lives have led us into the trap of eating out, takeaways and even though we won’t admit it (shhh) processed ready meals.
Thanks to meal-kit delivery services and mobile recipe hunting, we seem to be getting back to cooking fresh food. Meal kits are hot right now.
It enables those who are tired of thinking about what to cook the chance to follow tried and tested recipes without any fuss. They offer everything you need to assemble an impressive meal all in one box.
There’s simply no excuse anymore. Anyone can turn out a plate of good home-cooked food.
With mobile phones at our fingertips, recipes and cooking tips are immediate. We can check out ingredients while we shop. We can follow instructions on YouTube.
We can, with very little experience, turn into Heston Blumenthal in the kitchen if we so desire just by following a video!
There are multiple reasons for the positive change of heart towards home entertaining and hearty home-cooked food. Open-plan living is one of them. Smart technology is another, and healthy eating is also a factor.
Whatever the reasons, bespoke kitchen design is undoubtedly adding to the newfound love with our kitchens and all they have to offer.