Had to chuckle at the responses to yet another article in The Telegraph online that got my back up.
It’s worth reading only before reading my take on it below. ‘Interior design: the right ingredients for a perfect kitchen’
Who’s really got their finger on the pulse here? Is it the journalists who, at the behest of their paymasters, continue to ply us with a consistent diet of archaic designer lingo aimed predominantly at the uber rich, with a bit of “you can do it if you…..” thrown in to keep those on a lesser budget sweet? Or is it the masses who can now vent their spleens on a level online playing field that allows them to shower contempt upon the dross they’re still fed by print dinosaurs?
Truth is that even wealthy punters get a buzz out of a bit of penny pinching for the best value deal. Like the most of us, they too ignore online “brochuring” and see it for what it is, whether that be plugging a designers new book, ahem!!!! or placating the big budget advertisers by incorporating a few of their links in a home interiors article – ahem again!!!
Even the Kitchen Triangle appears to have been relegated in favour of the Kitchen Pentagon but in reality neither phrase matters to those masses who have just a single elevation for a kitchen – what phrase shall we come up with for that? How about “The Linear Culinary Zone” as if any of it matters anyway.
Put your fridge where you want it, your sink under a window if you can and your cooker on an outside wall so you can vent to outside – believe me, if your cooking was owt like mine, you want those smells shifted as quickly as possible. If the resulting placement doesn’t form 180 degrees or, in the case of a pentagon, 540 degrees., no worries, so long as it suits you and the safety guidelines, that’s all that matters.
What matters most when buying a kitchen, is the durability and resilience of the cabinets, worktops and doors, regardless of brand, that can stand up to the frequency of the user and way beyond and can be purchased at a realistic and fair price but you’ll rarely see an unbranded, unheralded yet quality kitchen manufacturer with little or no advertising budget, getting a look in.
They are out there though. Just surf outside of the Triangle or Pentagon to find’em.