The kitchen is the heart of the home, where everything happens. It’s a bit like Mecca. We all gravitate towards it for our own reasons at various times of the day. The kids will be permanently hanging out of the fridge, the dinner at one sharp, the peaceful cuppa when you get a chance to read your favourite farming paper. So that’s why it’s so important to make it as comfortable as we possibly can.

Personally, I think it’s all about the table. If you’re lucky enough to have a lovely antique pine or oak table that has had years of stories told around it and the scratches to prove it, hang onto it for dear life. They’re a real find, so if you come across one, snap it up as fast as you can.