he Heart of the Home is a mantra everyone should be able to say. The kitchen has held on to this title despite fierce competition from the living room. Kitchens should always remain the focal point of your house and the space you are most proud of. It is the ideal room to turn into the family’s primary living space. Here are our reasons why you should always care for your kitchen.
Every accommodation will come with a kitchen; whether it’s a kitchenette in the corner of a studio or a giant room begin enough to cater for a banquet. The only other room to always be included is the bathroom. Living spaces like sitting rooms and bedrooms can all become mixed depending on space but there will always be a designated cooking space. Even if you are not that much of a cook, you can still make your kitchen into a lively space worthy of being ‘The Heart of Your Home’.
Open Plan Living
An open-plan living space in your home is now one of the norms. Dining rooms are considered superfluous, but people still prefer to eat at a table instead of on a sofa. Therefore, an open-plan kitchen and living area is the perfect way to meet in the middle. It also creates a more sociable atmosphere within the home as it stops a disconnect occurring between people in the living room and anyone in the kitchen.
A Place for the Family to Come Together
The kitchen is the one public room which everyone in the household uses. While everyone can be in and out of each other’s bedrooms, they still remain private spaces. An office or study is the domain of the parents. TVs are common throughout the house so children may prefer to watch in their own rooms or a playroom instead of the ‘Big TV’ in the lounge. Finally, no matter how close a family is, they all use the bathroom separately.
The kitchen is the one place everyone comes together. Whether it is to eat, to do homework, or to bake a cake together, everyone is happy to congregate here. Make yours a warm and welcoming space to help promote this concept.
When it is time to part ways with your house, much of its resale value will be tied up in the condition of the kitchen and bathrooms. Refitting either of them can be an expensive process. Repainting the rooms are the easiest ways to breath new life into a tired room. With a little extra budget, replacing the counter tops is another way to make the room look fresh. Granite, quartz and hardwood worktops can fit a variety of aesthetics. Some great examples can be found here: www.cggranite.ie
The kitchen is one of the first rooms a prospective buyer will examine. Make sure yours is impressive so you get the offer you feel your house deserves.