Winkworth Spain Real Estate Blog

Kitchens: The Heart of the Home

It wasn’t that long ago that kitchens were considered an afterthought when it comes to house planning. Evidence of this is still present in some older Spanish homes on the Costa del Sol, where the kitchen is squirrelled away and closed off from the rest of the home. Back then, a kitchen was purely for cooking and very little else. But over the past few decades, the kitchen has grown and evolved entirely.

Nowadays, the kitchen is the hub of the home, the centre of all activity. Not a day goes by where we don’t use it, even when we’re not cooking! The evolution of the open-plan kitchen/living area has brought us closer together by providing a communal space for family, friends and even home offices. When many of our social gatherings involve eating and drinking, it all makes perfect sense. There’s something about getting together whilst food is being prepared that just makes everything right in the world.

Some of the more recent housing developments over the past decade or so on the Costa del Sol, benefit from much more contemporary kitchens, enjoying vast open spaces with plenty of light flowing throughout. These kitchen layouts often make use of large islands and breakfast bars with stools, merging into the living room or dining area to create one shared space. These areas then tend to spill out onto a terrace or balcony area, creating a seamless connection from the indoors to the outdoors and the ultimate living and socialising space for life on the Costa del Sol.

Here at Winkworth, we boast a portfolio of luxury properties for sale in Guadalmina, Mabella, Benahavis, Estepona, Sotogrande and beyond, all complete with kitchens that will satisfy even the most discerning cook in your household. So, you’re sure to find the property (and kitchen!) you love with our help at Winkworth Spain.

Take a look at some of our favourite kitchens within our current property portfolio:

We work hard to find properties that our clients will fall in love with. Our dedicated and personal customer service is second to none and allows us to find the best property for your needs, regardless of whether it’s a forever home, or a second home.

As a reputable British brand that has expanded into the Costa del Sol, we have a long history and a well-established name that you can trust. We’re with you every step of the way and we mean it, because our reputation is built on it.

Our real estate professionals, with their unbeatable market knowledge and professional, yet friendly approach, have learnt from our rich heritage and commitment to training and development. They know the Costa del Sol like no one else.