Where to start with your kitchen design

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The kitchen is at the heart of the home and as such, deserves all the attention it can get. It will have to cater to family life, seamlessly work with the rest of the home, and perhaps most importantly, make daily chores as straightforward as they can be. 

For most people, the kitchen is the most important room in the house. It’s certainly the one that gets the most attention, whether you’re renovating an existing space or building a new one. It needs to be functional, hardwearing, easy to clean, easy to access, calming, inspiring, comfortable, and it needs storage, storage and more storage. No pressure then!


Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email astrid.madsen@selfbuild.ie

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