The heart of your home
They say home is where the heart is, and the very heart of your home must surely be the kitchen. For many of us the kitchen is where our day-today domestic lives are firmly centred, with comings and goings, tears and laughter, nurturing and nourishment all taking place to the sound of a permanently boiling kettle. A well established, neatly fitted kitchen can be a
source of great comfort to you and your family, with many of our earliest memories lodged in that room’s warm, sugary, bowl-licking snug. Conversely, the kitchen can become one of the greatest sources of anxiety for a household when it’s not working well, for any one of several reasons. Ill-fitting cupboards, broken handles, scorched oven surrounds, noisy ventilators, leaky taps and insufficient working space can all contribute to a sense of frustration and despair in this critical domestic haven. It needn’t even be something so obvious as a drawer that continually falls off its runners, but could instead be a matter of inharmonious colour schemes or fading, scratched exteriors and benchtops. After all, as well as being a much-loved meeting place for family and friends, there’s the important business of food preparation and cooking to be attended to, all of which takes its toll on your culinary infrastructure. People are frequently put off refurbishing or replacing their kitchen due to the perceived high cost of carrying out such a project. You don’t have to take out a small mortgage to work a small miracle in this most important of rooms, however. If your kitchen complaints are superficial: say colour, fixture or work surface related for example, then a superficial solution may be in order. A skilled joiner or kitchen specialist is more than capable of working up new benchtops, doors and other superficial fittings that can transform your kitchen from misery to ecstasy in a short and straightforward space of time. Take a little time to think about the simple steps you could take to improve your kitchen happiness this summer, and get to the heart of the matter.