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New year, new kitchen wishlist

Updated: Mar 28

As we enter 2024, many of us have already started planning this year’s celebrations with family and friends. Whether you have a family member’s graduation, engagement party or milestone birthday coming up, hosting loved ones in the comfort of your own home can be a great way to make memories with your nearest and dearest. 


However, if hosting last year’s monumental occasions left you yearning for a kitchen revamp, we’re here to help! Often referred to as the heart of the home and the centre of a social gathering, there are several ways in which a kitchen renovation could significantly enhance your hosting experience this year.


In this blog post, we’ve compiled the ultimate kitchen wishlist full of renovation inspiration for your 2024 kitchen revamp…



Open-plan dining


If you enjoy hosting large groups of family and friends but find yourself struggling for space, an open-plan kitchen/diner may be the perfect upgrade to your home. Removing walls and doorways will allow natural light to flood through the room and create a more spacious feel, particularly if your home is on the smaller side. 


Not only does open-plan living produce a large and flexible entertainment space, but it also encourages socialising during special occasions, such as dinner parties. For those of us who are the designated chefs, open-plan dining options also eliminate the need to be separated from your guests while cooking up a storm.



Kitchen islands


A trend that is certain to remain popular in 2024, kitchen islands are a fantastic way to spruce up your cooking area. Offering an abundance of worktop space as well as additional storage, incorporating an island into your kitchen refurbishment is a superb addition for those looking to host important milestones this year. 


Providing a sleek and contemporary feel as well as deep cupboard space, these kitchen additions also offer casual seating and a focal point for loved ones to gather around when hosting those annual get-togethers. 



Smart technology


Technology plays an important role in our everyday lives, not to mention in a busy home. Incorporating smart technology in your kitchen can revolutionise the way in which we use our kitchens, and make hosting, as well as family life, that bit easier.


From contemporary integrated appliances such as boiling water taps and dishwashers to LED lighting, smart technology provides optimum functionality and style to your kitchen that will be the envy of your guests, as well as saves time hosting and cleaning up! 


Wine cooler


For those of us who enjoy hosting with a tipple, wine coolers are the perfect storage solution. With the warm temperatures often found in a kitchen causing wine to age badly, it’s important to store your bottles in a cool setting to get the most out of their flavour. 


Not only are wine coolers environmentally friendly, but these stylish containers are also a low-maintenance way of storing your reds, whites and rosés at a consistent temperature - ideal for pouring as guests arrive! This device is the ultimate kitchen must-have for those who enjoy hosting cocktail evenings and wine-tasting parties. 


Interiors upgrade 


Bored of your current worktops or splashbacks? If you’ve fallen out of love with your kitchen interiors, 2024 could be the perfect time to breathe some life into the heart of your home. Whether you’re looking to incorporate subtle changes or eager for a full kitchen makeover, our premium supplier Schüller offers a range of versatile and contemporary designs to suit every taste. 



Whether you’re looking for a rural charm with an abundance of storage space or a minimalist concept with sleek features, we are on hand to design your dream kitchen in 2024 and provide a hosting space that you can be proud of. 


Feeling inspired? At North East Interiors, we understand that a kitchen renovation is a big commitment (and investment). That’s why for all quotes made before the 31st of January we are offering up to 50% off our German kitchen supplier - Schüller. Find out more about our winter sale if you want to bring your dream kitchen to life and enhance your hosting experience in 2024. 






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