14th November 2022

5 tips for a warm and energy-efficient kitchen

With winter upon us, now is the time to make some seasonal, energy-efficient upgrades to your interiors. If like us, you spend most of your weekday mornings and evenings in the kitchen, then there are a number of ways to warm up the heart of your home and make those cold, dark days more bearable.

Here are five tips to make your kitchen cosy and ready for entertaining during the festive season:

Invest in underfloor heating

If you have a sizeable, open-plan kitchen, it is likely that the room loses heat quickly, which can leave you feeling chilly as temperatures drop outside. Underfloor heating can be a warm welcome when you first head into the kitchen for your coffee in the morning. Not only will it keep your room toasty, but it will also help with your home’s energy efficiency as underfloor heating systems retain heat for longer than conventional radiators.

woman walking on underfloor heated LVT flooring

Create a built-in coffee station

Are you a self-confessed coffee addict? If facing winter mornings without your favourite beverage sends a chill down your spine, then why not take your morning routine to the next level with a designated coffee station? As experts in handcrafted cabinetry, we can create a bespoke station which blends seamlessly into your kitchen design – whether it be situated in a hidden pantry or featuring a convenient pull-out coffee bar, we can create a contemporary space which means your coffee refills are always close at hand.

coffee machine station surrounded by grey handleless kitchen cabinetry

Opt for a boiling water tap

With built-in safety features, cold filtered water and boiling water at the touch of a button or flick of a switch. Boiling water taps can provide you with instant hot drinks and speedy pans of water for pasta, rice and those all-important eggs in the morning. By saying goodbye to your kettle, you also create more space on your kitchen countertop just in time for Christmas preparations.

Boiling hot tap pictured in sleek modern energy efficient kitchen

Choose a range cooker

Speaking of Christmas – is your cooker up to the mark? We have installed a number of stylish range cookers to get you prepped and ready for the upcoming festive parties. One of the biggest benefits of range cookers (apart from their timeless aesthetic appeal) is the fact that different dishes can be cooked at different temperatures at the same time – a lifesaver on Christmas day! Range cookers can be ideal for heat storage, keeping your kitchen energy-efficient and cosy during the winter months.

modern kitchen with range cooker

It’s all about the lighting

While cool white downlights and recessed ceiling lights are great for completing the modern look, they can make the kitchen feel cold at this time of year. To warm things up, consider opting for soft under-cabinet lighting. If you have a high ceiling, you could also invest in some stylish low-hanging lights to act as a focal point in the kitchen and keep the room feeling homely during the long nights.

under cabinet kitchen lighting

*Ready to upgrade your kitchen this winter? At Premier Crafts, we are running a special offer – order a kitchen during November and December 2022 and get a free hot tap worth £1500.*

Get in touch for more details on how to create a modern, energy-efficient kitchen this winter.

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