From clever storage wins to multi-functional layouts, kitchen designs may have changed forever post-pandemic.

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We’re all spending a little more time at home these days and with the kitchen being at the centre of family life, the way we use this space is adapting and not just for the short-term. As we transition to a new normal, it may be time to make some alterations in the kitchen. We spoke to Drew Forsyth Kitchens on how they believe kitchen designs will forever be changed. 

Open-plan living

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As whole families spend more time at home, dining spaces will become the norm again. The living room will become an extension of the kitchen even more as designers look to create fluid living spaces where the whole family can interact in harmony.

Larger appliances

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Larger fridge freezers and even second freezers in a pantry or utility room will become more common due to the recent pandemic. New technology previously only available in commercial refrigeration is entering the domestic market, with customers investing in appliances that help keep food fresher for longer. With home baking on the increase, ovens with technical features such as moisture injection and precise temperature help produce professional end results.

Home comforts

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When you can’t get to the pub, the popularity of the home bar is on the rise. Glazed gin display cupboards, wine racks and wine coolers will be a must-have where space will allow in larger kitchens. After all, staying in is the new going out! 

Reinventing storage

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From deep wide drawers and pull-out shelving replacing standard cupboard interiors to cleaning cupboards becoming pantries for tinned goods, open shelving for jars bottles and spices, the kitchen will be organised like never before. 


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