Furnishing your home is a truly intense experience. It says a lot about you – your plans, choices and ideas – and requires a great deal of time and care. Apart from anything else, unless you happen to be an interior designer or architect, it is probably something you don't do very often, so the planning of each room – and especially the kitchen – requires careful study and extensive research. What are the most suitable materials? What results do you hope to achieve? Which is your favourite style?