To make a kitchen for living in a challenging world, we need to create a place of coziness and comfortable conviviality. An organized, nature-inspired, workshop for crafting delicious meals, chatting over a glass of wine, and doing crafts with the wee ones – a kitchen where feelings of wellness and contentment flourish.
Kitchen design is so essential to hygge and our enjoyment of our homes. Due to world events, we’re all craving a cozier more lived-in kitchen where we can bring family and friends together to be nourished and nurtured.
Here are three ideas to encourage hygge in your kitchen:
- Embrace peaceful colours and wood tones to fill you with a sense of calm
- Include architectural details to add story and character
- Add organic materials, like natural stone countertops, to remind us of the earth and our connection to it
By playing with these three design elements, you’ll bring a sense of warmth, calm and earthiness, creating the coziness factor. The Burton’s kitchen sanctuary also combines comfortable seating and loads of room for multiple cooks and jolly gatherings.
We started with a tiny kitchen, a windowless den and an awkward hall sort of space…
…and transformed them into a bright, spacious and super-functional kitchen with a proper place for everything. (click on an image to see the full size images)
“Light and Space – A perfect blend! We had benefited from Deborah’s lighting and design expertise in the past, and when we contacted her for our 8′ x 10′ kitchen and main floor redesign, it was a happy reunion. In late 2020 we embarked together on an extensive project that was fluid in ideas but that solidified and took wonderful shape over time.
There was good communication between all parties at every phase of the project and our input was always welcome. Deborah matched us with great tradespeople and as the renovation progressed, she cheerfully handled any alterations that we asked for or that our tradespeople needed to make. There were some delays in materials due to the pandemic, but our renovation was completed just before Christmas 2021. The big test was the holiday season and family. There was plenty of room for everyone! Thank you Deborah!” – Margaret B
“Thank you for sharing your experience Margaret and Don. 🙂 Your home’s layout presented great opportunities for re-inventing a kitchen of well-sized effective work and entertainment zones.
I’m so happy to have brought you light, beautiful colour, natural materials, and much needed storage (no more trips to the basement for the hand mixer and potatoes!) And I so appreciate you both for boldly saying YES! to our design”. – Deborah