The 30 features we want in our dream kitchens

The 30 features we want in our dream kitchens


Posted 15th October

So, what would feature in your dream kitchen include?

A poll of 2,000 Brits has investigated and revealed exactly what we'd most like to see in our kitchens. It was found that the standard dream kitchen includes a freestanding island, a smart dishwasher, and a flat screen TV to ensure the washing up becomes a bit more enjoyable.

One third of those polled said a breakfast bar would feature, with sleek pull-out cabinets the dream for 41 per cent.

The minimalist look is a popular style which appeals to many, while three in 10 would have a slide and hide oven - 18 per cent preferred a pop-up cooker hood.

Gadgets play a prominent part too, with 25 per cent wanting a specialist wine fridge, while a third wanted heated flooring to ensure they didn't get cold feet. 49 per cent just wanted more natural light.

For 40 per cent, the dream kitchen consisted of a double sink, accompanied by a stunning granite worktop.

The average kitchen would have white walls, have an adjoining dining room that was the same size, and include stylish tiles on the floor.

Half of homeowners thought the kitchen was the heart of the home, with one in three having plans to carry out kitchen upgrades in the near future.

With one in four having waited over ten years to update theirs, it's perhaps not surprising that two thirds are fully aware of how their new kitchen would look. With 28 per cent admitting that going into their kitchen actually makes them feel sad, it seems there's a lot to be done.

The top 30 things on our dream kitchen wish list included:

1. A freestanding island
2. Pull out cabinets
3. A double sink
4. Under-cabinet lighting
5. View of the countryside out of the 'washing up window'
6. Smart dishwasher
7. Smart washing machine
8. Built-in fridge
9. Patio doors opening out onto the back garden
10. Breakfast bar
11. Heated flooring
12. Tap that dispenses boiling water instantly
13. Granite worktops
14. Sleek 'slide and hide' oven
15. Fancy coffee machine
16. Flat screen TV on the wall
17. Wine fridge
18. Smart oven
19. Smart washing machine
20. Plate-warming drawer
21. Chunky taps
22. Marble countertop
23. Skylight
24. Waste disposal unit in the sink
25. Aga cooker
26. A pop-up cooker hood
27. Pendant lighting
28. A cookbook shelf
29. Touch-activated taps
30. Built in speakers

The survey was conducted by OnePoll.com on behalf of B&Q.






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