Doing A Little Kitchen Research Narrows The Field

I’ve had the chance to start looking at kitchen showrooms and catalogues.  The slow process of getting my own precious homestead smartened up and more in keeping with the neighbours has brought me to the point of needing to tackle the kitchen.  I have so far found it slightly inhibiting.  The incredibly huge design studios…


Choosing the Right Kitchen Appliances

Kitchen appliances are often the most used appliances in the home – the cooker, oven, washing machine and dishwasher all get a daily battering, and the fridge or freezer will generally be used multiple times each day!  It is therefore important that you choose appliances which will fit with your lifestyle and needs. The hob…


Redesigning The House To Be Lived In By All

The kitchen in most houses is the place that the family count on as welcoming and open for all activity.  This is especially so at christmas and anyy other cultural festival time.    Everyone loves that mix of work, organisation, good cooking and socialising.  Having the utility equipment in close proximity also encourages the  younger members…


Returning Kitchens To Working Hub Living Spaces

The old farmhouses where the kitchen had a huge range for cooking and heating has captured the imagination of almost every neighbour who has had their kitchen and living area renovated or simply gutted and rebuilt.    Our houses here are comfortable size with plenty of living space, but the kitchens are a tad disappointing.   I…


From Tiny Scullery To Space Age Kitchen Heaven

At one time, say the late 1950s through to early 2000s, kitchen sizes did start to grow a little from the small, barely functional corner of the house that developers deemed enough.  I well remember the one we had in a new house in 1958 – there was a sink with cupboard underneath and wooden…


Kitchen Limitations Big Time In 1933

When I was growing up we used to visit my grandparents house about twice a year.   it was not a happy, cheery or exciting place to visit and the dullness not helped by it’s unfortunate layout.   It cost Grandpa £333.00 and they moved into it in March 1933.     I can still see each room in…


Establishing How You Will Use Your Kitchen

Kitchens are often seen as the hub of the home, and there are lots of different ways to use your kitchen.  Some people like to just use their kitchen for cooking and preparing food, others like to use it as a warm and inviting sitting area, dining area and general work room. If you are…


Panic Looms When Kitchen Visits Suggested

There are occasions when I look around the kitchen and shudder.  We’ve rather let it go and the worktop around the kitchen sink has now got that many marks and scrapes that it’s in very great danger of needing replacement.  That’s not an easy task for anyone to do, let alone a person with mobility…


All I Want For Christmas Is A New Work Top. . .

My kitchen is now several years old.   Obviously when I moved in to this fabulously brand new house , I had every intention of keeping it exactly that.   I can’t help being a mucky cook and each meal creates its own crisis of cleaning concerns.   Firstly I have to light the cook’s candle – I…


Hob In Shadow Causes Mystery Meals

We’ve had the same kitchen design since moving into the house from new.    Although having a brand spanking new kitchen was fantastic, as was having the rest of the house, there have always been a few things about the design that have irked us.  Take for instance the ergonomic layout of the main kitchen –…