Multi-generational homes are increasing in popularity. Whether it’s grown up children moving back in with parents to save for their own home, or older and younger generations pooling financial resources to buy a larger property. We are delighted to offer guidance from award winning kitchen designer, Diane Berry of Diane Berry Kitchens on designing a multi-generational kitchen - visit our blog Der Kern, to find out more.
Another extraction solution for kitchen islands is the Miele Levantar Cooker Hood, seen here with the Miele Induction Hob for a sleek finish that stores away neatly without interrupting the design of the island
The main thing to consider when designing any kitchen is the ‘wish list’ and what is practical in the available space, as well as the lifestyle of the family members who will be using it. If the design of the kitchen is right then it will feel right, it will be easy to use, and everything will flow when it comes to preparing meals | Kitchen: Tom Howley
In this open plan kitchen featuring Miele appliances designed by Diane Berry, a central island stands out thanks to its grey marbled top, tying in with the matching splashback and creating a sense of continuity
Award winning kitchen designer, Diane Berry of Diane Berry Kitchens offers her guidance on designing a multi-generational kitchen that's suitable for everyone
If you are looking to design a kitchen suitable for all members of your family, function is just as important as form - the space needs to work for you as well as looking great. As part of this, it is vital that the units are easy to open | Kitchen: ALNO handleless kitchen
Kitchen diners are well suited for a family as they allow young children to do their homework or be in the same room whilst parents are preparing meals, therefore these designs tend to be more informal spaces | Kitchen: Raycross Interiors featuring Miele appliances
The story: Design Director Eve Turner, of Neil Lerner Kitchen Design was asked to create a symmetrical and glamorous kitchen for a couple and their growing family.
Head to our blog, Der Kern to read guidance from award winning kitchen designer, Diane Berry of Diane Berry Kitchens on designing a multi-generational kitchen - such as this one, featuring Miele appliances
Opting for a large fridge freezer offers plenty of food storage for all the family, with moveable racks to adapt to large items | Pictured: iKFN28132ws fridge freezer
Another consideration for a multi-generational kitchen is noise. If you are designing your kitchen to be the central gathering point in your home, it is likely that you won't want noisy appliances disrupting conversations. Miele is proud to be a leader in quiet appliances. Our brand promise, ‘Immer Besser’ or ‘Forever Better’ means we strive to constantly improve appliances in all aspects, including the sound they produce. Read more on our blog, Der Kern
Ovens shouldn’t be above elbow height for anyone using them and make sure there is plenty of worktop space nearby, as you don’t want people carrying hot dishes far with other people or pets rushing around | Kitchen: Raycross Interiors featuring Miele appliances
Offering a variety of seating arrangements is important in a multi-generational kitchen. Central islands with bar stools look great, but it is worth considering, will everybody be able to use these? | Kitchen: Award-winning journalist Kate Watson Smyth's kitchen featuring Miele appliances
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 white open plan kitchen features Miele appliances, such as a bank of Miele cooking appliances and the Miele dishwasher featuring Knock 2 Open technology for a sleek and streamlined finish
If you have a family of all ages that will be visiting, you need to think about whether elderly parents/grandparents can get onto a kitchen stool easily and how you keep toddlers safe. If it is going to be a forever home, then children may come along and grandparents might come to live in your home - all these points are important to consider early on in your kitchen design journey | Kitchen: Davenport Kitchen's kitchen featuring Miele appliances