Chelsea HouseTransitional Kitchen, London
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What Houzz contributors are saying:
Think about daily routinesMost home remodelling projects inevitably involve some disruption, so plan ahead for changes to your daily routine. If you’re having your kitchen renovated, you could think about setting up a mini cook station elsewhere in the house. This could be something as simple as a table and microwave.Alternatively, you could arrange to stay somewhere else for a while. Pets might also need a place to go, so ask a friend if they will help out, or research reputable pet sitters in your area.Follow this complete guide to project managing a kitchen renovation
The sunbatherWarmth, so much warmth. I want to get up and retrieve that ball, but I’m just too cosy here underneath the window in a pool of sunlight. This cosy spot is perfect for keeping an eye on the kitchen, and if the owner is doing a spot of baking, I like to offer emotional support from my bed. Inspired by The Great British Bake Off, I like to bark out my thoughts every now and again: a little less baking powder here, a little longer in the oven there… It’s safe to say there are no soggy bottoms in this kitchen.
Share it with animalsWant to instantly de-stress after a long day? How about curling up on the sofa and stroking your pet. Studies have shown that the simple act of cuddling an animal releases the chemical oxytocin, which makes us feel calm. The benefits don’t stop there though. By keeping a pet at home, you’ll have the opportunity to form a new relationship with another creature, and hopefully you’ll be rewarded by lots of fun and cuddles.