Buying Advice: Park home dream kitchens
Food – from reading recipes, to buying it, to cooking it, to eating it – and the conviviality it creates has, for many, assumed an importance like never before. Dinner has surely become the focal point of each day, over the last few months, when our options for going out have been curtailed, so home focus has become more significant. Restaurants seem a distant memory; it’s down to us to create culinary treats for now…
The kitchen, therefore, has become, more than ever, the hub of our lives. What if, then, you could have a fabulous new kitchen? With the latest appliances. A breakfast bar, perhaps. An island unit… And a lovely new dining suite nearby… Space and luxurious surroundings in which to create dishes that are as elaborate or as simple as you wish on any one day…
We can all dream, and we often do. The new-kitchen dream, though, turns into reality easily in the arena of park homes. All of them have gorgeous kitchens. Now, we’re not naïve enough to think that the idea of getting a fabulous new kitchen would be the only reason why you’d decide to make the move to a park home. There are many more advantages, of course; advantages that we constantly explore in Park and Holiday Home Inspiration. The sense of community that comes from living in a park home estate, security, lower heating bills in homes with very high eco-standards, a smaller garden to tend, to name but a few. Kitchens, though, come pretty close to the top of the list as one of the advantages of buying a park home.
And right now, when we have time at home to allow the whole subject of food to take over our lives, we might as well allow it to do so.
Kitchens in park homes are luxurious and up there with the best in bespoke domestic kitchen design.
Look at the Omar Ikon, for inspiration example, with chic grey and white handleless cabinets and drawers and a central breakfast bar/ island unit, an eye-level double electric oven and hob with extractor hood and two large skylights over the kitchen. Or the Omar Anniversary, with a kitchen in a totally different style, with a country vibe, a range cooker with two ovens and a five-burner hob.
Taking the country kitchen theme to extreme is Stately-Albion’s Chartwell. If you dream of a huge farmhouse kitchen but imagine that you might have to compromise when you choose a park home, this home proves you wrong. This is every inch a farmhouse kitchen, in proportions, enormous storage capacity, traditional-style units and a range cooker set into a ‘chimney breast’.
By contrast, take a look at the crisp, white, cool modern styling of Willerby’s Delamere kitchen, with two skylights. The galley kitchen of Willerby’s Charnwood is also a gorgeous cooking environment, again with crisp white finish.
Oakgrove Lodges and Park Homes’ Waverton is another kitchen that will inspire you to cook even if you’re not already a culinary enthusiast. Granite worktops, a double oven, a five-burner hob and an island unit, with the option to have a wine cooler.
Tingdene’s Overstone will set you thinking, too. Its kitchen, complete with a breakfast bar and four chairs, is awesome in style, with indigo as its predominant colour. Antique brass handles and pendant lights over the breakfast bar add nice touches.
Whatever your kitchen style preference, you can guarantee that a park home kitchen will be a gorgeous environment that will inspire you to concoct anything from simple favourites to adventure dishes.
For more articles and information on buying a park home or holiday home, take a look at Park and Holiday Home Inspiration magazine which is available in both print and digital formats.
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