It’s official - kitchens are back and they’re bigger and better than ever.
According to research by Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, the kitchen has taken over as one of the most important rooms in the house - the place where we people come to eat, meet and spend time together as a family.
With the emphasis very much on multi-functional use, how should homeowners go about designing their perfect kitchen space? Which are the best ways to give tired or outdated rooms a contemporary update? And how can you be sure to select the right products?
Choosing the right glazing is an important first step. Developments in modern glazing technology mean it is possible to use glass in much larger expanses than ever before. This versatility makes glazing an ideal choice for doors, windows and roofs. Replacing solid doors, adding skylights, glass roofs or bi-folding doors, will all help achieve a more modern, airy feel - adding light to smaller rooms and connecting indoor and outdoor areas to give a feeling of space and freedom.
When considering glazing options, thinking about its cleanliness and maintenance is a must. Unwashed panes or grubby windows can quickly make a room look uncared for but thankfully the world’s first self-cleaning glass, Pilkington Activ
™, helps to reduce maintenance - keeping glass roofs, windows and doors cleaner with minimum fuss.
Launched in 2002, Pilkington Activ
™ has a unique, microscopic, dual-action coating which breaks down organic deposits, and because of the hydrophilic nature of the coating, rain sheets down the glass, washing the dirt away, making it perfect for use in hard to reach areas and a fantastic choice for busy families. Once installed, all homeowners need to do is sit back on their newly-designed kitchens and enjoy the view.
Find out more about Pilkington Activ
™ and how you could use it in your home here