Kids Still at Home? Kitchen Update Required!

A kitchen update is long overdue especially when those kids are hanging about for much longer.

Although we may officially be out of the recession, we are still feeling the effects of it. With the lack of jobs come consequences for the young people of today. They have to sacrifice their freedom and stay at home at the hotel of mum and dad. Off course, the parents are in turn having to sacrifice their golden years of peace and quiet to make room for their 30-year-old child.

Recent studies are showing that young people today may never get on the property ladder due to the strict criteria for a mortgage. With high unemployment rates it can be very hard for those in there 20’s at the present time. So what does this all mean for the parents? The older their children get, the more belongings they acquire and it can be a tight squeeze in the average 96.8 square metre UK home.

You might start to think of improving your home to make space for the extra bodies. What room do you look at first? Think of the amount of times you visit the kitchen on a daily basis; it would be wise to start with here. We all want more space and with bigger refrigerators, kitchen islands and larders, there are so many things to choose from. The kitchen is the social hub of any home so it is important it gets some TLC.

If you don’t have the budget for a brand new kitchen you could have a kitchen update instead and opt for a facelift. Those glass front doors you use to show off your wine glasses, ditch them for some high gloss doors and create more space for the essentials. If high gloss isn’t your thing opt for a more traditional look with our Tullymore door range.

There are other ways to make the most of the space you have in your kitchen like utilizing the inside of the cabinet doors. You could add a magnetic board to store little bits and bobs. If counter space is low, ditch your knife block and opt for a magnetic knife strip on your splash back. Finally, if you have a blank wall with some pictures hanging on it, add some shelves for extra storage space.

Written by: Clara Maybin