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Desirable feature spotlight: Versatile family areas

19th Dec, 2022

Having room for a family space as part of the open-plan kitchen and dining area has become increasingly popular thanks to the versatility it offers. At Kirkwood, we understand the importance of creating a home which is well suited for modern family life, which is why many of our luxury homes contain designated family areas.

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The benefits of a family area

Incorporated within the open-plan kitchen and dining area, many of our outstanding homes will include a spacious family area. Typically clients install casual seating in this space, which allows for a less formal ‘feel’. This ensures a space to kick-back and relax within the central hub of any home - the kitchen.

This space is simply designed for spending time with family and friends. Separate from the formal lounge, this area within the home means enjoying quality time with one another - no matter how busy your lifestyle may be. Whether you utilise the space to relax and watch TV, catch up with your friends over a glass of wine, or play games with the kids, family areas are a feature that clients adore.

This additional space also keeps you well connected - you can prepare meals while keeping an eye on the little ones playing, or help them with their homework. The family area also creates a sociable atmosphere - ideal for those who love to entertain.

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What our customers say

Having grown up in the peaceful town of Alford, Colleen and her husband Lloyd decided to make their move back to their hometown in September 2020 after living in Aberdeen, as it offered a friendly and familiar neighbourhood to raise their little boy, Jamie. The couple quickly fell in love with the impressive 3 bedroom detached ‘Craig’ at our beautiful Kingsford Rise development, and have highlighted that the spacious family area was one of the main selling points of the home for them:

It was mainly down to the spacious kitchen, dining and family area which is all open-plan. We both have pretty big families so having somewhere we would be able to host and properly socialise was very appealing to us.”

- Colleen and Lloyd, Kirkwood Customers

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Our housetypes

At Kirkwood, we pride ourselves on building high quality homes that have been thoughtfully designed with modern day family living in mind, which is why many of our luxury housetypes include a designated family area within the open-plan kitchen and dining area.

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