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Kitchen confidential – the heart of your home

“Kitchens should be designed around what’s truly important – fun, food, and life.”

Daniel Boulud

We spend a lot of time crafting our living spaces – often with the focus on the sitting room – where we expect to hang out with our families, watching tv with our feet up. But in truth, it’s the kitchen where we spend the lion’s share of our time. Perhaps these habits are formed in our early years – pre-school, primary school or high school – where the call of the fridge, oven-baked cookies, or the lure of the bacon roll meant that the kitchen was the first port of call when we got home. And sometimes we just stayed there.

For all of these reasons, the kitchen is the heart of the home at every stage of life. What better way to start a new year than to focus on the heart of the home? And so if you’re considering creating the kitchen of your dreams, you really don’t want to get it wrong. Whatever size of kitchen you have or plan to build, you need to make the space really work for you and your family or friends.

And for those of us who don’t have a designated study space, remote working has seen the kitchen working harder than ever. While they’re unlikely to be the reason behind your desire to refurbish your kitchen, once your project is completed you won’t have to blur your background on zoom calls.

JAAI has got huge experience of making our customers’ kitchen dreams come true, and we’d be thrilled to help you realise yours. Whether you’re looking at a straightforward kitchen refurbishment or if you want to design and plan a larger open plan kitchen with both living and dining space we can help you. Contemporary or traditional we’ll spend the time it takes to find out exactly what you’re looking for.

A simpler kitchen refurbishment is as worthy a project as complex structural works which involve knocking through walls and creating extensions. Your ideas needn’t stop at the kitchen either – utility and boot rooms are the natural extension to this most practical of living spaces and deserve the same attention to detail as any other room in the house.

Sometimes our customers come with fully formed ideas, and sometimes they don’t really know what where to start. Whatever camp you fall into, we can help. We’re equally happy to start from scratch – to spend time with you to find out what you want from your kitchen and determine the design that way – or to translate your well-developed vision into reality.

You’ll really benefit from working with an expert when you start to create your perfect kitchen. Plumbing, electrics, use of space, lighting – with JAAI on board, you can be confident that we’ll help you optimise your space, your budget and your schedule.

We’ve lived and breathed all manner of kitchen creations with a raft of satisfied clients, as you can see from our gallery of recently completed projects. As spring approaches, we hope our pictures will whet your appetite, help firm up your ideas, or inspire you to give us a call to start the ball rolling.