This Kitchens Month at Dino Fino Home, turn your most-used space into your most-loved.

Once just somewhere to cook food, kitchens today are so much more. These multi-purpose rooms have become somewhere family and friends gather to cook, eat, work, play, watch television or simply hang out together.

But how do you plan and design such a valuable and versatile space? At Dino Fino Home, our expert designers can help. By taking the time to understand how your household works and your wish-list for the room, we can help you create somewhere to spend more time with the people you love. Plus, during our Kitchens Month this October, Dino Fino Home can offer you our range of quality kitchen brands for even less.

Here are some ideas to help you make your kitchen the heart of your home.

  1. Create your vibe

Since the kitchen is such a key part of home life, its aesthetic may well set the tone for the rest of the house.

The atmosphere you create in your food haven should reflect your personality and lifestyle – whether that is modern and minimalist, rustic and traditional, or retro and eclectic.

For a contemporary look, you could go monochrome with clean lines and cabinets in a single colour, such as the ‘R1’ by Rastelli Design (www.rastellidesign.it). Or fancy something a little more traditional? Then look no further than the ‘Trevi’ by Aran Cucine (www.arancucine.it). And those who want an ice-breaking, retro style will love the ‘Kook’ also by Rastelli Design.

  1. Stay open to open plan

For the ultimate sociable kitchen, consider an open plan layout.

Blurring the boundaries between your cooking area and living or dining room will not only make your space look much larger but will also make sure that you miss none of the action. As a bonus, if you have a young family, this layout lets you easily keep an eye on children as you cook.

With so many design possibilities offered by going open plan, most kitchen models can be adapted as necessary, such as the ‘Magistra’ by Aran Cucine.

  1. Add an island

If the kitchen is the heart of the home, an island is the heart of the kitchen.

By adding this popular design feature, you will have the ideal place around which your friends and family can gather – not to mention providing a handy extra surface where you can comfortably chop vegetables or follow a recipe.

You can even add a sink or a hob to your island, letting you face out towards the rest of the room and allowing you to join in the conversation, as you cook in one convenient food prep hub.

Today’s kitchen islands are also available in a wide range of shapes and styles to suit your lifestyle, with options to add worktops of different heights or a higher table ideal for a breakfast bar.

You could create your own island with LAGO (www.lago.it), who have already redefined the concept with the ‘Air Kitchen’. The ‘Volare’ by Aran Cucine will also help you take your island to the next level.

  1. Keep it light

Making your kitchen the heart of your home requires it to be welcoming – and to achieve that, it needs to be well-lit.

If your space allows it, the design should incorporate as much natural daylight as possible. The experts at Dino Fino Home can also guide you as you choose the right type, number and placement of light fittings in the room to create a warm and inviting ambience.

Light-coloured cabinets such as those in the ‘Royale’ by Rastelli Design can also help brighten up an otherwise dark room.

  1. Set up your storage

Accessibility, comfort and convenience are key in a kitchen. When relaxing with a glass of wine among friends, you shouldn’t have to battle pans or appliances on countertops.

So, reduce clutter and stay effortlessly organised by incorporating clever storage solutions in your design.

Check out the ‘Frame’ tall units by Fantin (www.fantin.com), which add a pop of colour as well as useful, portable storage options.

  1. Dial up your appliances

Creating an inviting space requires fittings and appliances that are low-noise and high quality.

At Dino Fino Home, our appliances brand Foster Spa (www.fosterspa.com) provides a huge range of carefully manufactured sinks, taps, hobs, ovens, dishwashers and much more, so that your skills as a chef – and not your appliances – will take the spotlight.

 

Start your journey to your home’s new kitchen this October by visiting the Dino Fino Home + Contracts showroom in Birkirkara.

The latest collections of all our kitchen brands are also available online:

Aran Cucine: www.arancucine.it
Rastelli Design: www.rastellidesign.it
LAGO: www.lago.it
Fantin: www.fantin.com

Foster Spa: www.fosterspa.com

For further information, get in touch on [email protected]