Every home must have a room to cook and wash. Regulations will cover the services
requirements of these spaces. Currently kitchens are designed with open plan living
and dining areas and are social “hubs” of the home. If possible, the open plan kitchen
is on the ground floor facing the rear garden and in conjunction with large opening
multi-folding doors the kitchen, dining and living experience is extended to and
is part of the garden areas. Bathrooms, shower rooms and toilets are considered
to be rooms that can have a fashion and design statement and can become places with
attractive fittings and finishes that make them more than just functional rooms.