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.