Kitchens should embrace the '70s spirit, suggests designer

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Many people would shudder at the idea of incorporating any aspect of the 1970s into the design of their kitchens.

But interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen has been giving the impression that home insurance holders should be doing just that!

He has said that an effective modern kitchen must have similarities to "the kitchen of the 70s".

But this doesn't necessarily mean that it should feel like you've time travelled back to the decade whenever you turn the oven on.

For Llewelyn-Bowen, a '70's kitchen was "a space that felt very welcoming and warm, with wallpaper, pictures on the walls and table lights. It had a lot of chilli con carne or tomato soup in it".

The designer contrasts this to a certain type of modern kitchen – which has too much light and is "over impressive" in his eyes.

He said that kitchens currently often form open space areas alongside living or dining areas, but homeowners can fall into the trap of making the whole area look as if it is a kitchen – which creates "uncomfortable living spaces."

Persimmon Homes' Mike Farley recently said that homeowners may currently be after "a more open plan layout" in their homes.

Posted by Noel Martin.

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