No matter how much or little time is spent cooking in a kitchen, it remains to this day the heart of the home.
It’s the area of your house which is going to require the greatest investment – both financial and in terms of planning – and you need to choose a design and look which will stand the test of time.
Be inspired by this hand-picked selection of designer kitchens, where expertise and creative flair have come together to create magnificent environments in which to cook, dine and spend time comfortably.This kitchen combines modern luxury with classic styling. The white painted cabinets have a Shaker design tied with modern chrome handles and they combine over-sized drawers, glazed units and standard cabinets to perfect effect. The antique pine kitchen table is brought up to date with contemporary white leather chairs and table runner down the middle. The island unit with sink and three stools is defined by the three contemporary pendant lights hanging above. There is even a practical study area set aside for doing homework or managing the life of a modern household. This is another example of a kitchen which mixes classic and modern design traits. The pale travertine floor and light gray marble worktop of the large island unit are cool and traditional while the painted white cabinets are contemporary and chic, especially with the drawers and their full-width handles. The large stainless steel range cooker is another current design feature. This spacious dark wood kitchen retains a light and airy feel thanks to the expanse of pale travertine floor tiles and pale fawn wall color. The dining area is given definition with an oval rug in a natural weave. White gloss slab cabinets are contrasted with stainless steel appliances and cherry-wood veneer panels in this contemporary kitchen. The limestone countertops and cream tiled floor ensure this kitchen is as light as possible in appearance. The offset breakfast bar adds a practical and distinct design flourish. This kitchen is a more compact size and so the raised breakfast bar is a practical touch to allow in-kitchen dining. The off-white cabinets have been given a ‘distressed’ finish which combines well with the warm hue of the granite countertops. Stainless steel appliances are on-trend in an otherwise classic design.