We believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home, playing an important role in precious family time as well as one-on-one time with your partner. Whether you are celebrating Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, or just want a special night-in at home, design your kitchen to suit every occasion.
Determine the functional zones
We are experts in spatial planning, meaning that our team of designers specialise in the organisation and design of spaces, changing the layout of your kitchen to suit you and your lifestyle. When designing your kitchen, you may want to consider separating areas within it for food preparation, cooking, cleaning, relaxing and storage.
If your partner likes to cook and you like to spectate, or vice versa, an island with seating could work great for you. The addition of a downdraft hob could improve this experience, allowing your partner to engage and face the room whilst cooking. This differs to your traditional hob, which has an extractor fan mounted above it and against a wall.
To separate the preparation and social area on your island, you could consider having two different materials for your worktop. Stones like quartz are durable and easy to clean, perfect for the preparation area. This being said, quartz can be cold to the touch, therefore for the social area you could decide to have a warmer material such as wood with counter seating.
Bespoke Kitchen Dresser
If you have crockery and glassware for special occasions, a kitchen dresser is a great way to store them. At Day True, we offer a completely bespoke dresser which can be designed to suit you, your belongings and your style. We can tailor it to suit the exact size and shape of your collection, providing a more efficient use of space. Furthermore, by having these pieces tucked away and not on display, you are keeping them safe and free from dust.
Working with Social Influencer Katie Woods on The Smurfhouse, we created a bespoke kitchen dresser painted in Fenwick & Tilbrook’s ‘190’s Ocean’, featuring fluted glass doors and brass handles.
Lighting is important within the kitchen, as it can help set the mood. We recommend having dimmable lights, allowing you to tailor the environment to suit what you are doing. For cooking, you’ll need as much light as possible, but after serving your meal you may want to dim the lights as you enjoy good food and each other’s company.
Halo lighting might work great for you and your kitchen, mimicking natural light to create a soft space.
If you are a couple who like to put things in the oven and leave them to cook, you may want to invest in appliances with various settings. With some, you may have the choice to tell it what you are cooking, and it will recommend the perfect heat and time. If you like to entertain and showcase your culinary skills, a teppanyaki hot plate might be the perfect choice for you.
Personalise the space
Artwork is a great way to personalise a space, adding feature pieces which add colour, texture and interest. They add character, making your kitchen unique as you.
If you are not ready to renovate your kitchen, here are five smaller ways to make your kitchen ready for Valentine’s Day (…or any other special occasion!)
- Set the mood with candles
- Decorate the table with flowers
- Set the table (or island) with linens, placemats, and dishes
- Include personal touches such as photos, cards, gifts, etc.
- Clean and remove any clutter
We are experts in kitchen design.
With over 50 years of combined experience, together we will design a space which is Luxury Considered, tailored to you to give you a better life. Get in touch and let us show you what we can do.