The kitchen is, unmistakably, the absolute heart of the home – while some may argue that the living room, dining room or lounge lay claim to that accolade, there are plenty of reasons why your kitchen area is the hub the whole family heads for. This is all the more reason why getting your kitchen looking perfect – and with the utmost functionality available – is so important. Here are our five reasons as to why the kitchen is the most important room of your home – whoever you are!
1) It’s the Meeting Point
Everyone gathers in the kitchen – even if you’re not part of a large family, things tend to get put together here, whether it’s meals, plans, laundry – it’s where all of the most important moments happen beyond relaxing, bathing and sleeping – and what’s more, you’ll likely see all members of any given family convene here at any one time. This is all the more likely if you use your kitchen as a dining area, as it’s where daily family meals will be served – before everyone splits off to do their own thing elsewhere. It’s therefore a great idea to opt for a kitchen design that reflects your individual personalities – and which offers plenty of space!
2) It’s the Most Functional Area
While bedrooms and living rooms are largely used for relaxing in, the kitchen is perhaps the most useful room in the home – you can relax here, too, but you can cook here, clean here, work here, make plans here – it’s hugely functional, and as it’s out of the way of the more relaxed zones of the home, it’s often used as the base for all of the family’s action. Therefore, look for a kitchen that’s hugely functional – so you can do everything you need to with ease.
3) Food is Prepared Here
This one is fairly obvious, but it’s still important. All of the family’s meals are put together here, and are often served here, too – which means that it’s a room that legitimately keeps the whole unit running from day to day. From breakfast to dinner and everything in between, it all takes place in the kitchen – no matter how big nor how small the space may be.
4) It’s a Valuable Space
Your kitchen is likely to be home to more appliances and units than perhaps any other room in the home – which means it’s also likely to add significant value to your property, both financially and emotionally. Opt for a stunning kitchen style as well as units and features that boost value on both sides of the coin.
5) It’s a Quiet Space
Yes – everyone meets here from time to time – perhaps on a daily basis – but for most of the day, the kitchen is surprisingly quiet. The kids may be at school – meals may be eaten elsewhere – as it’s largely an ‘action’ room, it’s nice to sneak some ‘me’ time in the kitchen occasionally. Some of your most cherished moments will be born here – so opt for a kitchen design that’s personal as well as practical.
Here at Sheffield Kitchens and Flooring, we’ll always be more than happy to help you find the best possible kitchen fit for your home and family. Call us for more information on 01246 436336 or take a closer look at our catalogue for more inspiration!