At Silk Kitchens, we specialise in designing and installing the kitchen you need for your home or renovation project. Our latest client required a kitchen for a house in multiple occupation, known as an HMO.
What is an HMO?
An HMO has a minimum of three tenants from more than one household, and they share toilet, bathroom or kitchen facilities. Large HMOs have three storeys or more, and have at least 5 tenants. Large HMOs require a licence from the local council, and must meet certain standards of fire safety, etc.
HMO kitchen design
The kitchen in an HMO should have sufficient and appropriate space and facilities for the number of tenants. Our client gave us a detailed brief on what had to be included, such as:
- A minimum of 2.5metres of work surface for six people, plus 0.5metres per extra person.
- One cupboard for each tenant’s food storage, plus three extra storage cupboards for communal pots and pans, utensils, etc.
- Space for two fridge freezers
- A cooker with oven, grill and 5 or 6 ring hob
- Sufficient space for a kitchen bin and a recycling bin
- 1.5 stainless steel sink with drainer and mixer tap
Creating an HMO kitchen
From this brief, our team of kitchen designers created a kitchen that not only fits the brief, but will also look great for years to come. Our building team cleared the old kitchen and replastered the walls before our installation team took over. At the time of writing, our fitters have installed the cabinet carcasses and two runs of countertop. This is currently a work in progress but it’s shaping up nicely, as you can see from the images below.
We look forward to the tenants creating great meals in this large kitchen area, and the inclusion of a dishwasher too will hopefully mean nobody has to do the washing up too often!
Need a new kitchen for your latest property project?
If you have a rental property in need of a new kitchen, call us. We can design practical, well laid out kitchens that are attractive, robust and suitable for your budget.
Call us with your requirements – Silk Kitchens 01962 771815.