Turn Your Kitchen Into A Practical Workspace
A well-designed, modern kitchen should deal with issues such as dead space, and John is a proponent of eliminating corners wherever possible.
“Look to try to void a corner, and opt for deep drawers either side instead. Otherwise, use carousel fittings inside so the whole contents of a corner cupboard can be easily accessed.
“Islands are a great way to deal with corners, too.”
Lighting is another way to add efficiency and personality in one.
“The pendant over the island trend is very effective when hung at the right height, and makes a style statement often right in the centre of the space, so it’s important to choose well and, if necessary, spend the money for the ones you really like,’ says John.
Using the splashback as a feature element is also something that comes in cycles.
Glass has been popular for several years, but there has been a product development recently that has meant more can be done in this area.
“The development of new grout that is easy to clean and doesn’t stain is a small but highly efficient new addition, meaning ceramic tiles are again very popular for splashbacks,” says John.