There's no denying that the kitchen is the heart of the modern home. Many homeowners are finding that knocknig down walls between kitchens and reception rooms creates a fluid, open-plan living space. The kitchen is no longer just the kitchen - it turns into a living room to watch television, a play room for children, a utility room, a pantry and even a conservatory. This multi-functional room needs serious planning to make sure you get it *just* right. Step in an architect.