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How To Design The Right Kitchen For You

Kitchens are the heart of our homes; therefore, different people have different needs when it comes to what they want from their kitchen. Whether you’re looking to turn your kitchen into the family hub of your home, or you want to tailor it to get the best out of your cooking, our handy guides will help you design the perfect kitchen for you.

How to design a kitchen for a family

For families, the kitchen is certainly the hub of the home; it’s where we all come to eat and hang out, and it’s about the only place where you can prize the kids away from whatever they’re doing. So creating a space that not only works but enhances your family life is really important. Our guide will tell you the things to consider when planning that dream family kitchen.

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How to design a kitchen with style

We probably spend most of our time in the kitchen when we’re at home; it’s the place we cook, eat and socialise with our family and friends. So if you take great pride in your home, you’ll want a kitchen that always looks its best. Our guide will help you design a kitchen that’s as stylish as it is functional.

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How to design a kitchen for a foodie

A kitchen is a space to prepare and cook food, and if you think you’re bit of a home chef, then this will most definitely be the main room in your home. So, if you’re planning to remodel and renovate your kitchen, you’ll want to design it in a way that will make cooking up those signatures dishes a breeze. Luckily for you, we’ve got some top tips that’ll help you design a kitchen to get the most out of your culinary skills.

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See our real customers' kitchen makeovers

Meera's renovation

Hi! I'm Meera and I am an interior designer at First Sense Interiors. I live in Nottingham with my husband and our two children. We moved to our house 5 years ago and have spent the last 1.5 years extending and fully renovating it to transform it into our dream family home. Paint splattered trousers have become my out-of-hours uniform, but when I do have some time away from interior projects, I may be found acting as a climbing frame for my kids or pottering about with my house plants. Read more

Lucy's refit

I’m an interior designer and colour consultant. I am very interested in the Biophilic aspect when it comes to working with clients as it can be extremely beneficial for the whole household. For the last ten years, I’ve also written an interiors blog called Lucy Gleeson interiors where I chat about DIY, trends and offer inspiration to my readers. This year I started a Podcast called Live Your Own Way where I chat with Experts in the field of Design which reaches the Top 5 in the iTunes Art and Design Podcast Charts. Read more

Sandra's refurb

Sandra Baker is a corporate lawyer by day, and interiors obsessive in every other spare minute. She runs the lively Instagram account @the_idle_hands, which documents the renovation of her Victorian home. Noted as a key interiors account to follow by the Sunday Times, Sandra is a wallpaper obsessive, and crafts bold, pattern and colour-filled spaces that embody her confidently eclectic style. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Yorkshire. Read more

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