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How to create a kitchen that's perfect for modern-day living

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From making your morning cuppa to whipping up an evening meal, the kitchen plays a huge role in the home.

But as the wants and needs of today’s homebuyer changes, what does the perfect kitchen look like for modern-day living? We’ve looked at the essentials aspects of what’s needed to make a kitchen fit for the 21st century.

Spacious, light and airy

The culinary cubbyhole is truly a thing of the past. For a modern-day kitchen, space is essential. The mentality towards cooking hub has changed dramatically over the years, going from being a ‘back of house’ place to prepare meals to the epicentre of our entertainment.

Society has embraced the idea of open plan, so with more space in a kitchen having the furnishings to accommodate this more ‘fluid’ away of living is easy. Think of dining tables comfortably fitting within your kitchen essentials to create a new living space.

Light too now plays an integral role within the modern-day kitchen. Allowing natural light to flood a kitchen only adds to that spacious feel and can help make it an area where you want to spend time – think big open windows or bi-folding doors to rejuvenate the kitchen. Spotlights underneath cabinets can also add a subtle warmth to your space when the night draws in. 

Design-led approach

Following this need for more space, is the need to become savvier around how kitchens are designed. The kitchen is now an integral space in the home, so homeowners need to ensure it’s an extension of the interior design – it’s all about an having an integrated interior that effortlessly flows throughout the home, not one that jars or looks out of place.

Features such as floating cabinets, contemporary cupboard doors and stylish sockets all give a kitchen space that designer edge which’ll make it the envy of all your friends.

Top-of-the-range appliances

To be the master chef, you need the crème de la crème of cooking equipment! You don’t want to be trying to use an out-dated cooker to perfect your Sunday roast or having to flick the ignition over and over to get your hob to light. You need fast, efficient cooking appliances from top-of-the-range brands that’ll allow you to effortlessly go about rustling up your trademark culinary delights.

Smart storage solutions

To complete your modern-day kitchen, clutter is a no-go. Through clever storage systems in your kitchen cupboards and cabinets, you’ll be sure to have enough space to fit all the shopping in that’ll cater for even the fussiest of foodies.

Having a kitchen complete with integrated appliances to safely house your devices will give you that extra bit of space, whilst stylish soft-close drawers and cupboards offer space in abundance to store your everyday items.

Getting all these in your next home

Fancy having all these fab kitchen must-haves in your house? Well look no further than Avant for your next home.

Our choice of designer kitchens, complete with floating units, integrated appliances and smart storage solutions, will give you a space that not only looks good but is super practical too – making them perfect for modern-day living.

We also offer superior specification as standard in our kitchens, with Hotpoint’s top-of-the-range Class 9 cooking collection – boasting ovens with triple-glazed soft close doors, Multiflow Technology™, for even heat convection, and easy-to-use touch control panels. 


Explore Avant’s developments over on our “Find your new home” page today.