The Kitchen – at the heart of every home and at the heart of the every Christmas

For many years now, the family kitchen living space has been considered the heart of the home, but it’s also very much at the heart of every family’s Christmas celebration too.

Bench style seating, an ideal choice for casual dining in an open plan kitchen.

Bench style seating, an ideal choice for casual dining in an open plan kitchen.

With today’s larger, open plan, multi use kitchen designs, the kitchen space should take into account the needs of every family member as well as performing all the functions a kitchen requires. Apart from a place in which to prepare food, the kitchen space is also an area in which to relax and socialise with family and friends; a place to watch TV, browse the internet or to read. In other words, a well designed family kitchen living space is the perfect environment for a sociable family Christmas!

Achieve seamless stylish looks by choosing a colour theme that continues form room to room.

Achieve seamless stylish looks by choosing a colour theme that continues form room to room.

One of the most important aspects of Christmas Day and indeed Boxing Day celebrations is the coming together, as a family, to enjoy food. Sadly, years ago, one or both parents would disappear for the vast majority of the day, spending large amounts of valuable family time in an often small and cramped kitchen, preparing food for their guests.

an accent colour and clever partitioning adds vibrancy to this oriental inspired kitchen.

an accent colour and clever partitioning adds vibrancy to this oriental inspired kitchen.

They would miss out on the simpler things, like watching children play with their new toys and catching up with family, as well as time honoured traditions, such as watching the Queens speech on TV!

include dedicated social areas in your kitchen design for year round enjoyment.

include dedicated social areas in your kitchen design for year round enjoyment.

However, preparing food is thankfully no longer the solitary experience it once was. Children and friends can sit at a central island unit and enjoy a Christmas Day breakfast, juice, coffee or even a glass of fizz, whilst interacting with their hosts or parents as they prepare the main Christmas Day meal.

In fact, if designed correctly with specific zones, children need never be under foot in a kitchen. And if the room is big enough, it might well be possible to integrate a more formal dining table arrangement for the culinary delights that are to follow later in the day.

a dining area need not look out of place anymore in a stylish, open plan kitchen.

a dining area need not look out of place anymore in a stylish, open plan kitchen.

Enjoying a Christmas Day lunch within an ergonomically designed and well planned family kitchen space has never been easier. At Ray Munn Kitchens, our bespoke cabinetry service enables us to create the exact look and all the requirements you could need to cater for your family, not just at Christmas, but for everyday use. 

understanding the needs of you and your family is paramount to the way we design at ray munn kitchens.

understanding the needs of you and your family is paramount to the way we design at ray munn kitchens.

Whether you require an integrated, under counter wine chiller cabinet or care about the environment and are keen to recycle, understanding your needs is our speciality.

After everyone has eaten enough, some might remain at the dining table to sit and talk, whilst others might relax close by, in the adjacent TV zone with its comfy sofas or chairs.

open plan living and dining can look sensational, even in less spacious kitchens.

open plan living and dining can look sensational, even in less spacious kitchens.

So whilst even Santa can’t work his magic and deliver you a new kitchen in time for this Christmas, at Ray Munn Kitchens we can certainly help you to achieve your ideal family kitchen in 2019, perfect for any celebration.