Coronavirus has changed the way we buy, store and prepare food and even though lockdown and the restrictions are easing we believe that the pandemic will change how kitchens are designed and installed for a few years to come. We are spending a lot more time at home these days and with the kitchen usually being at the forefront of family life, the way we are using the kitchen may also be adapting to our current climate and situation as we transition into a new normal. The team here at AJ Ball wanted to create this blog post to discuss all of the possible ways in which we believe a kitchen design could change post-pandemic.
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Open Plan Living
At the moment in some cases, whole families are spending time at home at once. This means that open plan living is a lot more convenient as it makes working and keeping an eye on the children a lot easier. The living room will become an extension of the kitchen as designers are now looking to create a fluid living space where whole families can interact together peacefully.
Larger appliances such as fridge freezers, pantry and utility rooms are becoming a lot more common due to Coronavirus. A lot of people have invested in a brand new cooling technology as they want to make sure that food stays fresher for longer. During the lockdown, home baking was a popular activity which means a lot of people as well are buying new ovens with high tech features to make home baking fun and easy.
Kitchen organisation and storage had advanced quicker than ever before. From wide drawers, pull out shelves and as mentioned before pantries. When designing your kitchen it can be easy to become over-excited and forget the little things but storage is imperative and should be an integral part of the design process.
During the height of lockdown, a lot of us missed home comforts which we may have taken for granted before such as visiting family, shopping and going to pubs and restaurants which is why people have taken it upon themselves to bring these luxuries into their own home. Display cupboards, wine racks and wine coolers have become a must-have in brand new kitchen designs.
Kitchen islands have always been a popular feature in kitchen designs but with more people working from home and with children also spending a lot more time at home the kitchen island has become a lot more integral in a kitchen. A larger island means room to work from home, a place for the kids to do their homework and also a place to cook dinner, all with ease.
When mentioned pantries earlier but they are super important, with families spending more time together the kitchen will become even more central to a home. Storage space for foods, dry goods and space for a large fridge and freezer should take priority and means our kitchens, as a result, will be bigger.
AJ Ball Kitchens
AJ Ball & Sons offer kitchen installations in Canterbury and the surrounding areas. You can come and visit our showroom today to see our wonderful kitchen designs or speak to one of our inhouse designers to design a bespoke kitchen for you and your home. If you would like more information on our kitchens or you would like to speak to one of our designers please get in touch today on 01843 868 678.