The humble kitchen has come a long way from its even more humble origins. Indeed, the very concept of a “fitted kitchen” didn’t even really take off until the 1950s, with kitchens before that largely being a collection of surfaces and equipment thrown together with little thought for much else other than functionality. They were places you only went in to cook, and aesthetics were really not much of a consideration for the average home-owner.
As the way we look at food has evolved and changed over the years, so has the perception of what makes a good kitchen. These days people will eat breakfast in the kitchen, separate dining rooms being mostly the preserve of the wealthy. The kitchen is a place where people socialise, chat and often enjoy a sneaky afternoon gin and tonic. (And, of course, as memorialised in the famous Jona Lewie song, the kitchen is for many people the hangout of choice during house parties).
With house prices what they are these days, and space (especially in cities) at even more of a premium than ever before, people’s living areas have grown smaller, meaning for a kitchen to function effectively it has to be designed around maximising limited storage space. So for today’s homeowners looking to get a new kitchen, there’s a balance that needs to be struck between aesthetics and functionality.
And the good news is that there’s really no reason why you should have to sacrifice either for the sake of the other. A Kemphaus kitchen will give you the best of both worlds- an eating, cooking and living space that people will want to spend time in married to a fully ergonomically-designed strategy for making the most effective use of the space you have. Whether you choose the platinum grey/silky grey combination of our Mila design or the more rustic natural knotty oak of the Rani, your kitchen will be designed to perfectly reflect your practical needs as well as your aesthetic desires. For example, we will build surfaces at a height that is comfortable for you and anyone else in your household who will be doing the cooking, and we will put your own specific needs first and foremost, ensuring that your new kitchen will be the perfect place for cooking, eating, and even that cheeky G&T.
Contact us today to arrange an appointment, and soon you could be cooking and dining in luxury and comfort. And your home will have a new heart.