Kitchen designer explains how to add the ‘wow factor’ to a ‘budget’ – has a ‘huge impact’


“Designers sometimes include seating areas if the kitchen is a multifunctional space, as this creates a more informal space for eating and relaxing, while doubling as space for working from home or doing homework.”

The expert noted that by choosing fabrics and upholstery that complement a specific kitchen design, homeowners can tie together the seating area and the rest of the space seamlessly.

Pantries and pantries have been a kitchen staple for centuries, but they’re becoming less common in modern kitchens due to the common misconception that they require a lot of space.

Still, argues Ruth: “They can give both style and substance to your kitchen, and with the right design, the features can turn into a chic extension of your space.

“For a clean, tidy aesthetic, use the same cabinetry and work surfaces of the surrounding space, as this will seamlessly merge the kitchen and pantry/pantry.

“If you are short on space, you can opt for sliding storage solutions which offer an excellent compromise.”

The final essential feature for creating the wow factor in kitchens are kitchen islands as they have “unsurprisingly become a staple for many homeowners embarking on a kitchen remodel”, thanks to their functionality and often enviable design.


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