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Making the kitchen the hub of the home

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: October 25, 2012

Family baking in the kitchen

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We’ve all either told or been told off for using our house like a hotel. Coming and going as we please, just stopping to eat and sleep. When the family are in the home they’re sat in front of the TV, shut up in their rooms on video games or on their phones or the computer replying to emails or catching up on the latest gossip on Facebook – I mean a lot might have happened since they checked 5 minutes ago! If you struggle to get the family together for more than a few minutes then making your kitchen the hub of the home might just be the way to reunite and rekindle that precious time that we long for more of.

Style it out

Take a good look at your kitchen and decide whether you yourself actually want to spend time there not to mention others. It may need a well-deserved renovation or just a revamp and a new lick of paint. For inspiration on how to make your kitchen the centrepiece of your home visit Magnet Kitchens showroom in London and start planning your perfect kitchen today.

Expand your space and your mind

One of the most important elements to a kitchen that you want to spend time with is space and having the available space to fit everybody in. Open plan kitchens are a great way of combining your kitchen and dining area to create a multifunctional space where you can cook, eat and entertain. If you don’t have an open plan space or the budget for renovation adding a central island or breakfast bar with seats is a nifty way of getting people together for less informal meals.

Fresh is best

The primary function of any kitchen is to cook but in the 21st century the cooking sometimes gets restricted to the use of the microwave only. Getting people involved in cooking is a great way to get them into the kitchen and the more effort you put into the preparation the more satisfaction you get from your hard work. The smell of freshly baked bread, buns or cake is enough to get the whole family congregating in the kitchen with mouths watering. Although more focused at the brewing fresh coffee is a great way of giving that strong, inviting aroma of our favourite coffee shops.

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