The Perfect Kitchen For Your North Devon Holiday Home. Top Tips from VKColourworks
15th December 2014
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The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house, so why should it be any different in your holiday home?  As with house sales, high tech kitchens and boutique bathrooms sell holiday homes! So your kitchen needs to be the best it can be within your budget.

You need the right ingredients to ensure the kitchen has a homely atmosphere to make your guests feel like they are back at home but also on holiday, paint the ceiling lighter than the walls to make the room feel airy and look much larger.

Layout and design

Crucial to maximising space and creating storage so that the kitchen is uncluttered and has that show room factor.  Buy the best kitchen units within your budget and keep it simple.  You will need plenty of storage in your kitchen, worktops need to be clear and clean.  Microwaves, slow cookers, toasters, coffee machines, bread makers, pots and pans and all utensils need to be hidden away in cupboards.


High quality electrical goods including: bread makers, toasters, coffee machines all work together to create the right impression.  Stylish crockery and cutlery, hard wearing pots and pans, professional chef knives are essentials.  Skimping on cheap mugs will detract from the overall effect.


It’s all about the ‘WOW’ factor!  Lighting needs to be adaptable to create atmosphere and yet practical for cooking.  Don’t forget lighting from the floor, lighting from underneath the wall cabinets as well as from the ceiling and walls.  Stuck on what colour to have your walls and floors? Go with tiles!  They are much easier to clean.  Your guests have chosen your home over others, so make their choice the right one!

Kitchen Essentials

Your kitchen will need all the essentials such as; kitchen roll, dishcloths, spare light bulbs, washing powder, washing up liquid to name but a few! Items such as these are often forgotten by guests, so you will be a hero for supplying them! 

Health & Safety

Make sure your kitchen is ‘toddler friendly’ with door stoppers, plug covers and stair gates.  Keep all cleaning products locked away or in a high cupboard.  Fire blankets and Fire extinguishers need to be away from the likely sources of fire, but easy to access.

If you think your holiday home could do with an injection of inspiration then VKColourWorks are the Interior Designers to talk to.  With 000's of holiday home makeovers completed in the south west, they are the experts to speak to whatever your budget.  Call them on 01271 308093 today for a chat.  You can visit their website at:

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