We spend a third of our lives asleep, and the majority of our free time on the sofa, relaxing. In turn, you would expect that bedrooms and living rooms would be the most appealing rooms in any house, and the rooms that are most likely to increase the value and aesthetics of a home when arranged and designed in the right way. And yet, despite the fact we spend so much of our time in these rooms, it is the kitchen that still manages to top the list of rooms that will inspire individuals and attract potential buyers.
Ultimately, the kitchen has multiple purposes, being a place in which individuals will socialise, a place in which meals will be cooked and even a place in which people will get together and eat. With the addition of technology into many kitchens over the past few years, they have also become a living space in their own right, somewhere in which people can do homework, watch TV or simply relax whilst listening to music.
As such, whilst most other rooms will have only one main purpose, the kitchen can have many and in turn can be arranged and designed in many unique ways to better accommodate both residents and guests. The more attractive such a room is, the more attractive the house will seem as a whole and the more likely individuals are to feel able to host gatherings, cook healthy meals and accommodate their family in general.
Therefore, getting the kitchen right will be vital for everything from health to property appeal and value, and for this reason numerous homeowners are opting for wooden kitchens. Despite seeming more traditional that certain other alternatives, a wooden kitchen will actually look extremely modern, and will be able to work within the context of both extremely new and extremely archaic surroundings.
Durable, flexible and stylish, solid wood kitchens will appeal to almost anyone, from guests to potential buyers and will in turn ensure that your investment is maximised in both the short-term and the long. Wood will also be easy to maintain, and can be sanded, painted or treated as and when time or style dictates, ensuring that your kitchen can be as beautiful ten years down the line as on the day you bought it.
Wood is extremely attractive for many reasons, not only in terms of looks, but also in terms of strength and price, and not only might individuals be able to buy entire kitchens formed from the highest quality and most beautiful of woods, but those with less expendable cash may also find that they can simply buy solid oak kitchen doors and worktops and reach a similar end point stylistically at just a fraction of the cost.
Whilst the majority of us will only spend a small amount of time in our kitchens each day, it is impossible to deny how important both practicality and aesthetics are in such a room and just how much the right kitchen can improve the overall ambience and style of a home as a whole.
About the Author – Adam Howes is a freelance writer and blogger. He regularly contributes articles to Home and Living sites such as deTerra Kitchens.