Not everyone likes to cook so the needs for your new kitchen are going to be different!
There is often the assumption that when someone is replacing their kitchen that they must also like to cook. This is certainly not always the case. Every house needs a kitchen and what this looks like will be different from one person to the next.
Start with the basics… Because every house does need a kitchen (regardless of how it will be used), there are some appliances that should be allowed for so that if you decide down the track you would like to cook or you sell your house, you will have what you need. These appliances include; fridge and freezer, cooktop, oven, sink and tap, microwave, kettle, toaster, and for most, a dishwasher.
So, if you don’t love to cook or rarely do it, what are the things you should include in your new kitchen? Well, the first thing to do is ask yourself what is important for you, your family and your household. What are your interests for passions? For some it’s wine, or coffee. For others, it won’t have anything to do with food, but may incorporate a hobby. If you love your coffee, why not have your designer create a coffee station with all the mod cons to make waking up in the morning exciting? If wine is more your thing, adding extra wine storage or a wine cooler could work perfectly.
For the avid reader, creating a wall of bookshelves might be the answer! This allows you to grow your book collection (while sipping your coffee) but also offers practical storage for the next person who might own your home. You might even like to include a buffet or seating area so you have somewhere to enjoy your coffee or wine.
At the end of the day, you want your new kitchen to work for you and be what you need it to be. There isn’t much point in having storage if it’s not suitable for what you need to store!