Many potential buyers and especially those with young families, consider the kitchen to be the heart of the home and for this reason, kitchens really do sell houses so focussing your efforts on this is a great option if you’re considering moving in the future.
With the move towards bigger, more open-plan kitchen areas, the island has become a key feature in kitchens of today. But a poorly designed island can actually cause more problems than it solves so it’s important to ask yourself, what you want it to act as from a practical point of view and more importantly, have you got sufficient space in your kitchen?
One of the first things you’ll need to consider when planning your new kitchen is lighting as this will need to be factored in early at the installation stage. Adequate kitchen lighting is essential for preparation and cooking but if chosen correctly, lighting can also create a mood.