‘An open-plan kitchen is much more sociable. You can use your kitchen worktop like an island, gathering around it to prepare meals’
Margo, artist, Poland
Make a functional and flexible space
Planning a kitchen from scratch gives you the freedom to design the most practical layout for daily routines. Your food-storage, preparation and cooking areas should form a work triangle, so that it’s easy to move from one to the other. In Margo’s new kitchen, installing the kitchen units on the wall that adjoins the bathroom made it easy to plumb in a sink and dishwasher. She hung pendant lights over a worktop between the cooking and dining areas to create a focal point for preparing and serving food, and another one over the table.
‘Combining our cooking, eating and relaxing areas means the person making dinner isn’t shut away on their own – we’re all spending time together, even before we sit down to eat’
Photography: Dan Duchars
Styling: Louisa Grey
Follow Margo at margohupert.pl