This family maintain that our kitchen actually made a difference to their way of life!
They all like the kitchen (and each other) so much that they spend much more time together in it. The telly is no longer the centre of the house. A victory for real life over virtual!
Their home is a semi-detached Edwardian property in a quiet street in a country town. The new Rayburn is set in a traditional fireplace, above which we have installed an oak mantlepiece which still allows the brick arch to be seen.
The 5 burner AEG hob is set at 45 degrees in the corner below an extractor that extracts directly to the outside. The island unit houses a Neff combination microwave.
The breakfast cabinet has doors that fold fight back to the sides to expose a granite surface that can be used for preparing snacks without intruding on the main part of the kitchen, this can be particularly important in the smaller kitchen to avoid conflict with the cook!