Multi-tasking kitchens for work, rest and play…

Kitchens need to work really hard these days. In fact, the list of functions your bespoke kitchen design needs to fulfil seems to grow every year. From busy cooking hub to family dinner spot, party zone and work-from-home desk (to name just a few!), luxury designer kitchens are all about multi-tasking. If this all sounds exhausting, relax. Roundhouse has the expertise and experience to ensure your luxury kitchen design delivers for all the family. Let’s get grafting…

Seek out flexible storage

A flexible kitchen demands flexible storage solutions – especially if your luxurious kitchen design needs to double up as a study hub or office space. Efficient, well planned cupboards and drawers are key to creating clutter-free surfaces to spread out your stuff. Bi-fold doors and pocket door kitchen cabinets are neat storage solutions for shutting away any cooking chaos. Big pantry cupboards and walk-in larders are perfect too. Make sure you have enough electrical sockets and charging points plus a good Wi-Fi signal, so your tech is poised for a productive 9-5.

Use layered lighting to zone

Make your multi-tasking kitchen work harder with a good lighting plan. Layering different types of lighting will help define zones and give each area of your luxury kitchen design a clear purpose. This is essential in large kitchen dining room ideas that need to do a lot of jobs. Consult with your Roundhouse designer who can talk you through task, ambient and accent lighting. How many pendants do you need above a dining table or modern kitchen island? Do you need focused task lighting to set up a desk in an unused alcove? And do you need wall washers and decorative lights to add something special to your cocktail bar? Time to shine a light.

Utilise a hardworking island

A luxury kitchen island is a super popular design feature – and it’s easy to see why. A modern kitchen island with seating makes a great desk for kids to complete homework (while you cook and keep an eye on them!) or an ad hoc WFH station. Stick to hardwearing surfaces like composites and stone in your bespoke kitchen design and invest in comfortable bar stools. In the evening, transform your modern kitchen island into a social spot with smart lighting. Put yours on a dimmer switch to get bright task lighting by day and a more ambient, low level glow at night.

Say cheers

Have fun in the kitchen – after all the central hangout of your home shouldn’t be all work and no play. Get prepped for cocktail hour by slotting an entertaining spot into your beautiful bespoke kitchen. Rework a pantry cupboard to stash wine glasses, bottles of spirits and party kit. Or prioritise space for a wine fridge, neatly built under your bespoke kitchen island. A dedicated cocktail bar is a fabulous addition to all upmarket kitchen designs. Mix up luxe design details like marble tops, curved mirrors and fringed bar stools for a space where happy hour never ends. We’ll drink to that…

What’s the best layout for a multi-tasking kitchen?

Open-plan kitchen living spaces offer a versatile footprint for hardworking, multi-tasking designs. Large, combined kitchen dining room ideas can be zoned efficiently to include practical and comfortable elements, areas for entertaining as well as quieter corners. For smaller bespoke kitchens, a U-shaped layout is a super practical option. All the main kitchen functions – fridge, cooker and sink – area all within easy reach of each other. If you have room, add in a modern custom kitchen island for casual seating and extra work space.

Our expert kitchen designers can help you make the best choices for your Roundhouse bespoke kitchen, furniture or wardrobes. Visit any of our seven Roundhouse showroomsWigmore St, ClaphamFulhamRichmondCambridgeGuildford Cheltenham and get planning!