Recent years have seen a blurring of the distinction between the kitchen and other living areas within the home, because the kitchen has become a place for socialising, entertaining and relaxing.
With an increasing demand for open plan spaces that are coordinated to create the right look and feel for multifunctional living, creating that coordinated look requires materials that either match or complement the worktop.
Increasingly, the choice of worktop is the starting point of a kitchen scheme. With the popularity of open plan living and island units, the worktop has now taken centre stage, how it then combines with the other furniture such as doors, end panels, shelving and flooring is crucial.
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