Has your kitchen recovered from the festive season? It is a time when friends and families gather in the hub of the home, with more people looking to combine their kitchen, dining and relaxing spaces into one open-plan living space for these special gatherings.
2017 is the Bicentenary of the death of Jane Austen, who spent the last years of her life living at Chawton, just a short drive from our Beau-Port showrooms. As a resident of Chawton, I get free access to Jane Austen’s House and Museum and one of my favourite parts of the house is the kitchen. I love the simplicity of this restored kitchen and I can imagine how people lived and worked in it two hundred years ago.
As Beau-Port’s regular writer, I also visit the company’s clients in their homes, to interview them for case studies to go on the Beau-Port Kitchens website. These case studies help visitors to the website to see how Mark, Jacob and the team work with our customers to deliver the best products and exceptional service.
The kitchen work triangle design concept has been around for a long time, apparently since the 1940’s, and has been used since then to create kitchens with efficient design. Based on time-motion studies, the kitchen triangle considers the proximity of the cooking area, food preparation/sink area and the food storage area/fridge freezer, to one another.
A couple of days ago I dropped into Beau-Port’s 2000 sq ft showroom at Bentworth, between Alton and Basingstoke, to deliver copies of the December issue of Good Homes magazine, which has a double page editorial feature on one of Beau-Port’s Shaker style kitchen projects.
I always love going into the light and spacious showroom and on that particular day it was full of sunshine. Even though I have been in and out of the showroom for the last four years, I am always impressed with the kitchen displays which are changed and updated on a regular basis. Plus the new bedroom furniture display and additional newly introduced third kitchen furniture option.