The kitchen is one of the most popular rooms in any home. Not only is it the place where all the tasty food lives, but it is the place where the family come together to share their day. As such, most of us want to create a warm and inviting atmosphere in our kitchens. Here are a few things you can do to ensure that your kitchen is as cosy as possible…
Sort the Heating
The kitchen is an unusual room in that it can often get much hotter and much cooler than the rest of the home due to the amount of tiling, steel and chrome in the space, and due to the fact that cooking appliances will often be switched on. That’s why it’s a good idea to sort out your kitchen heating. This could mean adding underfloor heating to keep tiled floors warm or adding a fan so you can cool the place down when you’re cooking. If you want to make things even cosier, you might even consider getting an aga and. Apart from that, be sure to service your boiler regularly and set the thermostat/radiators for ultimate comfort. Top tip: if you need to heat your home with oil, New Era Fuels is worth checking out. It can make things a lot cheaper for you.
Add a Rug
Chances are your kitchen floor is not carpeted. If that is the case, adding a large rug to the area you spend the most time sitting or standing can be a really good idea. Top tip: choose a faux fur rug for extra atmosphere and an even bigger cosiness factor.
Plants and Flowers
You all know how much I love plants, Plants and flowers are a great way to up the cosiness factor in any kitchen. Not only do they bring a much-needed pop of colour to the place, but they have been found to soothe the mind and body by connecting us to nature even when we’re indoors. Top tip: Choose edible flowers and herbs, so that not only do you get to benefit from the sight and smell of the plants, but you can actually use them in your culinary creations too!
Install a Fireplace
If you are lucky enough to have the space!
It’s unusual to see a fireplace in the kitchen these days unless perhaps you’re living in a farmhouse or a grande period property, but there is nothing like a roaring fire to add the cosy factor to any room and the kitchen is no exception. Top Tip: Install the kitchen in the dining area, so that you don’t get too hot doing the cooking, and you can all sit back and enjoy the fire in your usual eating space.
Light a Few Candles
Candles are an excellent addition to any kitchen. They soften the place up and add the kind of atmosphere that is often lacking in what can be quite a clinical space. If you have a lot of chrome in your kitchen, the flames will be reflected, making for a really bright and cosy atmosphere. Top tip: stick to unscented candles in the kitchen as scented ones could mingle unpleasantly with your delicious cooking odours.
Enjoy your cosy kitchen!