Planning your new kitchen is one of the biggest projects most people will tackle in their home. But how do you decide the style you want? We have some clients who want the latest on trend look and have researched extensively before we meet. Others will give us their lifestyle brief then hand it over to us. We have clients who want modern and sleek – and others who prefer a more traditional style. Today we are featuring some of our completed client kitchens showing different looks and styles.
First up we have a bespoke kitchen in Highbury we designed in a modern shaker style. Our client uses their London home during the week so the kitchen is used for breakfast and weeknight suppers. A minimum amount of cabinetry was required, and we gave a large amount of space over to a beautiful table overlooking the garden. The cabinetry was made bespoke and finished in Little Greene Dolphin. You can see more pictures of this kitchen on the project case study – including the amazing Fisher & Paykal French Door refrigerator we installed.
Handleless kitchens have become very popular in the last few years as many people have opted for a sleek modern style. The handle is integrated into the door, reducing the visible clutter in a kitchen. It is a very popular choice if your kitchen is open plan to a much larger room. The gloss white version is a classic, we designed and installed this kitchen for a client in Southfields. The cabinetry was teamed with a white Corian worktop and black gloss floor tiles for a very smart style.
Still handleless but with a softer look this Islington kitchen combines two different materials for the cabinetry. We specified German units from Häcker for this project – with a combination of warm walnut and matte white units. Notice the deep drawers on the island peninsula unit – these are often more useful than cupboards and allow easier storage. This kitchen was installed in a glass box extension project, you can read the case study to see more.
If you choose to use a painted finish on your units one current trend is to use a selection of different colours on the units – sometimes two colours, here we had three different shades of grey. This kitchen installed in Islington uses a mid grey for the base cabinets; a soft light grey for the wall units; and then a dark grey – almost black – to anchor the ends of the 3m long island. And what about that bookcase?
For this urban apartment in Kings Cross we started with a handleless kitchen from Howdens. Their cabinets are rigid built and for rental properties they are a really good choice. The aim was to market this apartment to the new influx of demanding high end tenants into Kings Cross. So we dressed the cabinetry up using Miele appliances including a smart Tapen Yaki grill. We also added a few bespoke elements such as open shelving and a plate rack. You can see the whole apartment in the case study.
Our final kitchen demonstrates that you don’t always have to rip it out and start again. Our client purchased their home from a developer who had installed a fairly standard unremarkable developers kitchen. It did however have a good structure and the cabinetry was very sound. So we just amended the layout, added an island and new tall housing. We also managed to match up the granite for the new island – and finally added a splash of colour to finish the look.
So there’s a few styles to get you thinking – are you a sleek and modern kitchen user, or more classic with open shelving and everything on show. Maybe you are ready now to start thinking about updating your kitchen, why not drop us a line and let’s start planning.