For many people, their kitchen is the most important room in their home. And you can understand why. This is one of the most communal spaces in the home. It’s where people cook, entertain and eat meals together as a family. So, if you want to turn your kitchen into the hub of your home, here’s how you can do exactly that.
Get Cooking with the Family
It can be a great idea to start doing some cooking with the family when you want to make your kitchen the hub of the home. After all, cooking is what the kitchen is for. Get yourself some simple, but tasty family recipes and start cooking together. And if you get the whole family in there at the same time, doing something together, the room will start to feel much more like the hub of the home. If you have young children, get them involved too. It can be a good way to get them more interested in healthy foods, which can only be positive.
Make the Table the Focal Point of the Room
The table should always be at the centre of the room, or as central as it can be depending on the size and shape of your kitchen. Accent the table with seasonal decorations, such as a Christmas candle or Easter wreath, and highlight it with hanging drum lighting (more on lighting next) so that your eyes are always drawn towards it. When the table is the focal point, people will sit down and congregate at any time of the day. You can talk to your kids about their day at school while you cook their evening meal. And you can do the same in the morning over breakfast. It’s easier to make your kitchen feel social when your table is the focal point of the room.
Ensure There is Sufficient Lighting
Lighting is an important factor in any kitchen space. If you don’t ensure that light is filling every corner of the room, it will not be an inviting place for you and your family to spend time. Of course, this won’t be much of a problem in the summer when the days are long and the evenings are light. But when winter arrives, you will need that light to make the room feel homely and welcoming at all times. Also, why not add a touch of style to your lighting with LED kitchen lighting around your worktops?
Add a Touch of Your Own Personality
Your own personality should never be absent from your kitchen. If the room feels more like a showroom than a real, functional and active kitchen, it will never be the hub of your home. Refresh your kitchen with your own creative design ideas. Don’t be afraid to opt for design touches and details that are particular to you.
Avoid Clutter and Keep it Usable
Finally, you need to make sure that you avoid clutter in the kitchen at all times. If there are too many things filling the space up, it won’t be a space people want to spend their time in. Keep it as minimal and open as you can. That way, people will be able to get around it easily and use it in whatever way they might want to. This will certainly help your kitchen to feel more like the hub of your home.