HUGO TUGMAN’STIPSFORKI­TCHENRENOV­ATIONS

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1You

don’t need a huge amount of space for the kitchen part of your room – ap­pli­ances shouldn’t be more than a cou­ple of steps away from each other for you to work er­gonom­i­cally. 2In

or­der to stop your kitchen dat­ing, choose nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als - wood, stone etc - and give it a lift with more colour­ful ac­ces­sories. 3Don’t

think just in terms of space but how that space will be used. It may be that you don’t need as much room as you thought, but it can be bet­ter planned. 4Think

through the prac­ti­cal­i­ties – it is quite com­mon to find that work­tops are thrown into shadow once some­one stands at them be­cause the light­ing has been in­cor­rectly placed. A kitchen has to have a func­tional as well as a dec­o­ra­tive el­e­ment. 5If

it’s go­ing to be a re­ally ma­jor ren­o­va­tion, move out. The builders will be able to get on much quicker and it will be far less stress­ful if you can leave them to it.

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