But for this couple in Colne, Lancashire, that simply wasn’t enough.
Opting for a kitchen with a twist, Mr and Mrs Hartley’s German kitchen, designed by Simon from Kitchen Design Centre, doubles up as an entertainment centre in their home.
Mrs Hartley said: “We wanted something completely different to entertain friends for parties.
“Our amazing new kitchen has a wine bar feel to it with all the conveniences and latest appliances of a modern kitchen.
“It’s really hi-tech and I absolutely love everything about it – the climber cupboards in particular.”
The designer kitchen has everything from LED mood lighting, in all colours, to reflective, dark purple, walls and climber cupboards, which open at a touch.
The ‘party kitchen’ also has speakers fixed in the ceiling and a wall mounted television.
The couple discovered the innovative and stylish climber cupboards at Kitchen Design Centre’s Housing Units showroom in Manchester. This sparked the couple’s interest in creating such a unique kitchen.
Kitchen units don’t get much sexier than climber cupboards.
This chic innovation offers style and convenience at your fingertips. At the touch of a concealed plate, the elegant glass slats open and close effortlessly.
Designer Simon Thomas said: “Working with the client, I created a wine bar-style atmosphere within a German modern kitchen.
“Aesthetics meet functionality with the designer glass bringing a timeless beauty to the room.
“The kitchen is designed perfectly for entertaining guests, to make day-to-day living easy and to create a unique style.”
As ever, the kitchen includes all the latest appliances.
This particular kitchen includes a Quooker boiling hot water tap, integrated Neff appliances and a combination fridge/freezer with a special compartment that stays at zero degrees for keeping the quality of meat, fish and vegetables for longer.
To give it a more living and lifestyle feel than a normal kitchen, the design focus was both on indulgence and hospitality.
The kitchen demonstrates Kitchen Design Centre’s ability to combine concepts and bring them together into one creation – and the company has got innovation down to a fine art.
It also shows how a modern German kitchen can be fused together with a trendy bar look to produce a kitchen that won’t go out of fashion any time soon.
Mrs Hartley said: “We were so impressed with Kitchen Design Centre and how our kitchen turned out. Everything is exactly how I wanted it.
“Anyone who wants a kitchen which is multi-functional, practical and suited to your exact requirements should try Kitchen Design Centre.
“I really can’t sing the company’s praises highly enough.”
In addition to Colne, Kitchen Design Centre works all over Lancashire and the North West, with showrooms based in Manchester and Blackburn.
Designer and modern kitchens at Kitchen Design Centre are designed and fitted by some of the most experienced, creative designers in the industry.
For more information, visit http://www.kitchendesigncentre.com.