Hot homes: fabulous kitchens

The kitchen can be a deal breaker for busy home buyers. Its size, layout, design and access to light are all key. Join our property tour to find the top kitchens on offer, from sleek and modern to country style
The kitchen is the deal breaker for home buyers. The size, layout, light and the design of this pivotal room are crucial. While a kitchen renovation may give a buyer the room they want it can be expensive and disruptive, so many prefer to find a home with a dream kitchen already installed.

We take a property tour and find a mix of modern, hi-tech kitchens packed with the latest gadgets and appliances, bistro-style breakfast bars, country-style kitchen/diners and side-return extensions that have completely opened up this much-loved part of our homes.

£899,950: three-bedroom house in Thompson Avenue, Richmond, TW9
This new-build house has been architect-designed to make the most of the stunning gardens and courtyards surrounding the property. The spacious, open-plan reception room/kitchen has plenty of natural light and doors lead to the main garden with views over and down into the lower ground floor courtyard.

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