We have just submitted our planning application for our new kitchen extension. It will double the floor area of our existing space and will provide us with a large kitchen, dining and entertaining space. I can’t wait! I have created a wish list of all the elements that I hope to include in the design of our new space:
A large island
I love to cook so I would love to have a large island with a hob on it and bar stools on the other side. My kids are young now, but looking to the future, I can picture them perched on the stools doing their homework whilst I cook. Or me sitting there and sipping a coffee whilst reading the Sunday paper.
A slide and hide oven
I have wanted one of these ever since I saw them on GBBO! They are incredibly practical especially since our oven will be in front of our island – it means we won’t be constantly bashing into an open oven door. Here’s a blog post with more information on the benefits of slide and hide ovens.
Aboiling water tap
This would definitely be a huge indulgence and will only be possible if we scrimp and save on other areas of the extension. But I love the idea of having instant boiling water rather than waiting for the kettle to boil. Plus, I hate clutter so one less appliance on the countertop sounds great to me.
Wood parquet flooring
I love the warmth of wooden flooring and I have my heart set on wood parquet in particular. It’s currently very fashionable but at the same time it is a classic style which will stand the test of time. If our budget allows I would love to have underfloor heating installed too.
My husband laughs at me for this but I dream of having a double door, super-organised pantry with everything labelled and decanted into jars. I can see myself opening those doors a dozen times a day just to have a look inside because it would make me so happy.
An 8-seater dining table
Our current kitchen can only comfortably accommodate a 4-seater table. I love to entertain and a large table would be perfect. I have a dream of hosting our family Christmas next year, it would be so lovely to be able to have relatives gathered around a table without feeling squashed in.
I’d love to hear in the comments below what other design aspects that you would incorporate into your dream kitchen!