Family Kitchens

At the beginning of your kitchen design journey, you may be wondering how best to create a space that works for you and your family. On our blog, Der Kern, director of Southstudio Architects, Patrick Bankhead and Graham Robinson of Halcyon Interiors, The ALNO Store offer their expert advice on creating your ideal family kitchen |-------Live on Der Kern --------| http://bit.ly/2hSeu56 | http://bit.ly/2kW5o8W
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This contemporary open plan family kitchen featuring Miele appliances was designed by Eve Turner of Neil Lerner Kitchen Design.  The new layout is open plan and contemporary in style compared to the previous traditional wood kitchen. The family entertains frequently and required ample storage and worktop, along with appliances that offered capacity and flexibility for their cooking needs

This elegant family kitchen was designed by Eve Turner of Neil Lerner Kitchen Design, and features a bank of Miele appliances set within white high-gloss cabinets for a luxe feel

For Graham Robinson of Halcyon Interiors, The ALNO Store, flexible is the key word for family kitchens. He believes they need to be highly adaptable to suit a wide range of scenarios - such as this kitchen featuring Miele appliances. The large island is split into two zones – cooking and preparation closest to the ovens, with seating and socialising nearest the garden #kitchendesign

Expert advice from designer Graham Robinson of Halcyon Interiors, The ALNO Store on how to create a stylish yet functional, family friendly kitchen design

If you’re a family with younger children, an open-plan layout is ideal, allowing yourself or carers to prepare meals while keeping an eye on what the little ones are up to in adjacent spaces. This beautiful kitchen belongs to Miele customer Emma, who designed a kitchen with her family in mind #kitchendesign

Symmetrical black pendant lights hang either side of this impressive central island in Miele customer Emma's kitchen, creating balance and adding additional task lighting

Chef, mother and owner of Mere: Monica Galetti designed her kitchen to balance her profession with her family life. For Monica, cooking is about "building relationships with friends, family... food is about memories". Find out more about Monica's kitchen design journey and her choice of Miele appliances, over on our blog, Der Kern #kitchendesign

Watch how the Miele steam combination oven and induction hob were essential choices for professional chef and owner of Mere, Monica Galetti to have at home.

The Miele KFN 29233 D bb XL freestanding fridge freezer  in exclusive Blackboard edition with DailyFresh and Frost free is the perfect addition to a family kitchen, offering a fun and practical space to keep track of family activities #kitchendesign

The Miele KFN 29233 D bb XL freestanding fridge freezer in exclusive Blackboard edition with DailyFresh and Frost free is the perfect addition to a family kitchen, offering a fun and practical space to keep track of family activities

An integrated coffee machine, such as the CVA6805 coffee machine in Havana Brown, can provide the perfect morning treat for busy parents preparing for the day ahead #kitchendesign

A spotlight perfectly illuminates the beautiful Miele PureLine Oven and Coffee Machine in Havana Brown in this kitchen

The Miele Generation 6000 DGC 6860 XXL steam combination oven is an ideal multi-tasking oven for a family kitchen - offering the health and convenience benefits of steam as well as functioning as a normal oven #kitchendesign

The Miele Generation 6000 DGC 6860 XXL steam combination oven is an ideal multi-tasking oven for a family kitchen - offering the health and convenience benefits of steam as well as functioning as a normal oven

Adding a seating area to a large kitchen island, as seen here in Miele customer Emma' kitchen, creates a social cooking experience, great for keeping an eye on children or getting them involved in food preparation #kitchendesign

Adding a seating area to a large kitchen island, as seen here in Miele customer Emma' kitchen, creates a social cooking experience, great for keeping an eye on children or getting them involved in food preparation

Depending on the initial condition of your food, vacuum sealing can extend its shelf life between three and five times, which is great when preparing dishes in advance or batch cooking. Portion control is essential for reducing food waste and the Miele Sous Vide Vacuum Sealing Drawer allows you to purchase in bulk but separate produce so nothing is wasted - ideal for busy family life #kitchendesign

Sous vide cooking has been a standard cooking practice in professional kitchens but now you can become a professional chef in the comfort of your own home

Professional chef and owner of acclaimed restaurant The Modern Pantry, Anna Hansen MBE designed a kitchen that would work for her and her family. This central island features hidden plug sockets and seating to create a sociable space whilst she is cooking. The wipe clean splashback wall is not only a design feature, but also a practical place for the family to keep track of their weekly activities #kitchendesign

Professional chef and owner of acclaimed restaurant The Modern Pantry, Anna Hansen MBE designed a kitchen that would work for her and her family. This central island features hidden plug sockets and seating to create a sociable space whilst she is cooking. The wipe clean splashback wall is not only a design feature, but also a practical place for the family to keep track of their weekly activities #kitchendesign

Plenty of storage space is an important aspect in many family kitchens. Chef and owner of acclaimed restaurant The Modern Pantry, Anna Hansen MBE's kitchen features a large central island, with plenty of storage and a seating area #kitchendesign

Plenty of storage space is an important aspect in many family kitchens. Chef and owner of acclaimed restaurant The Modern Pantry, Anna Hansen MBE's kitchen features a large central island, with plenty of storage and a seating area

Ideal for shopping lists, notes or simply a fun space for smaller children to get creative with chalk, the Miele KFN29233 D bb Blackboard fridge freezer is perfect for family kitchens #kitchendesign

Ideal for shopping lists, notes or simply a fun space for smaller children to get creative with chalk, the Miele D bb Blackboard fridge freezer is perfect for family kitchens

This stunning kitchen designed by Neil Lerner Kitchen Designs offer plenty of space and storage - perfect for a busy family #kitchendesign

This kitchen created by Neil Lerner Designs using Miele appliances breaks up the gloss white kitchen island with deep exposed shelves, creating a space for decorative items without adding clutter to the work surfaces

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