30 modern kitchen ideas
<p> From tiles and countertops to door fronts and appliances, kitchens are full of hard surfaces, which can sometimes feel a little harsh and unforgiving. Introducing a contrast element, such as a luxe metallic or rustic timber is a fabulous way of adding both a visual and tactile element to a kitchen which can help to soften the mood. </p> <p> Add warmth with a metallic backsplash in a burnished bronze finish providing contrast against dark ebony wood kitchen units. Continuing the same finish onto a statement island adds extra sparkle and really ups the wow factor. </p> <p> ‘The metallic surfaces are sheet aluminium with a patinated bronze dust finish,’ says Richard Atkins, managing director, DesignSpace London. ‘As well as providing warmth and interest, it comes in large sheets, which avoids unsightly joints.’ </p><p></figure></div><div class=caas-carousel-slide-bottom><div class=figure-meta><div class=slide-current><span>2</span><span>/</span><span>31</span></div><div class=slide-description-wrapper><h2 class=slide-description-headline>ADD SHINE WITH MODERN METALLICS</h2><div class=slide-description-caption><p> From tiles and countertops to door fronts and appliances, kitchens are full of hard surfaces, which can sometimes feel a little harsh and unforgiving. Introducing a contrast element, such as a luxe metallic or rustic timber is a fabulous way of adding both a visual and tactile element to a kitchen which can help to soften the mood. </p> <p> Add warmth with a metallic backsplash in a burnished bronze finish providing contrast against dark ebony wood kitchen units. Continuing the same finish onto a statement island adds extra sparkle and really ups the wow factor. </p> <p> ‘The metallic surfaces are sheet aluminium with a patinated bronze dust finish,’ says Richard Atkins, managing director, DesignSpace London. ‘As well as providing warmth and interest, it comes in large sheets, which avoids unsightly joints.’ </p></div><div class=slide-description-credit>DesignSpaceLondon</div></div></div></div></li><li class=caas-carousel-slide><div class=caas-carousel-slide-img><figure class=caas-carousel-figure><img alt= Finishing details are key and can be an easy way of giving a plain-colored kitchen a luxe, modern touch. This classic olive green painted kitchen by RW Armstrong feels warm and grounded, but is given an extra dash of glamor by the addition of brass accents on lighting, handles, faucet and window blind fabric. 

‘Pure White is always on our bestsellers list but it’s been really interesting to see some newcomers which are full of confident color,’ says Dominic Myland, CEO of Mylands paints. ‘Messel No.39 is a new entry and is an intense rich olive and an interpretation of a color used by Oliver Messel the English artist and one of the foremost stage and screen designers of the 20th century.’

‘We’ve seen greens in general surging in popularity over the last year,’ adds Dominic. ‘For homes that are decorated with palettes of greys, navy blue or red, olive green is a great tone to add warmth to an interior.’

” data-src=https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/WKikAVpSKcFHzUsk50ArLg–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTExNTE-/https://media.zenfs.com/en/homes_gardens_107/0b10f4c056606cfcf33d9c0c1938e71d class=caas-img data-headline=”FOCUS ON THE FINISH”><p></figure></div><div class=caas-carousel-slide-bottom><div class=figure-meta><div class=slide-current><span>3</span><span>/</span><span>31</span></div><div class=slide-description-wrapper><h2 class=slide-description-headline>FOCUS ON THE FINISH</h2><div class=slide-description-caption><p> Finishing details are key and can be an easy way of giving a plain-colored kitchen a luxe, modern touch. This classic olive green painted kitchen by RW Armstrong feels warm and grounded, but is given an extra dash of glamor by the addition of brass accents on lighting, handles, faucet and window blind fabric.  </p> <p> ‘Pure White is always on our bestsellers list but it’s been really interesting to see some newcomers which are full of confident color,’ says Dominic Myland, CEO of Mylands paints. ‘Messel No.39 is a new entry and is an intense rich olive and an interpretation of a color used by Oliver Messel the English artist and one of the foremost stage and screen designers of the 20th century.’ </p> <p> ‘We’ve seen greens in general surging in popularity over the last year,’ adds Dominic. ‘For homes that are decorated with palettes of greys, navy blue or red, olive green is a great tone to add warmth to an interior.’ </p></div><div class=slide-description-credit>Future PLC/Brent Darby</div></div></div></div></li><li class=caas-carousel-slide><div class=caas-carousel-slide-img><figure class=caas-carousel-figure><img alt= Combine rustic and modern with an all wood kitchen cabinet ideas that puts the focus firmly on the natural beauty of the timber. Made using upcycled oak from old French barns and railway sleepers, despite its vintage heritage this kitchen maintains a contemporary style with its clean lines, handle-free doors and drawers and lack of frills or unnecessary extra details. ” data-src=https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/YY2_CQJpKyo5.ihCoXHA6g–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTExNTI-/https://media.zenfs.com/en/homes_gardens_107/e001d889bba4c6bb9f349f69b2490cd1 class=caas-img data-headline=”GO WITH THE GRAIN”><p></figure></div><div class=caas-carousel-slide-bottom><div class=figure-meta><div class=slide-current><span>4</span><span>/</span><span>31</span></div><div class=slide-description-wrapper><h2 class=slide-description-headline>GO WITH THE GRAIN</h2><div class=slide-description-caption><p> Combine rustic and modern with an all wood kitchen cabinet ideas that puts the focus firmly on the natural beauty of the timber. Made using upcycled oak from old French barns and railway sleepers, despite its vintage heritage this kitchen maintains a contemporary style with its clean lines, handle-free doors and drawers and lack of frills or unnecessary extra details. </p></div><div class=slide-description-credit>Woodworksbrighton</div></div></div></div></li><li class=caas-carousel-slide><div class=caas-carousel-slide-img><figure class=caas-carousel-figure><img alt= Clean lines, clear surfaces and a calm aesthetic are key when it comes to modern kitchen design, so keeping clutter out of sight is a must. 

Keeping appliances behind closed doors has long been a way of concealing those less-than-lovely items, such as dishwashers, refrigerators and washing machines in integrated cabinets. Breakfast stations are the latest modern kitchen concept that sees tea, coffee and toast-making essentials tucked tidily away into one zone. 

A clever way of keeping must have items organised and in one place, pocket doors or bi folds neatly tuck out of the way for easy access when in use and then close and conceal the contents when breakfast is over.

‘In the flurry of action in the mornings before work and school, it makes complete sense to have your favourite breakfast items organised and in one place to get the day off to an ordered, easy start,’ says Tom Howley, director of Tom Howley.

” data-src=https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/7TjTgsJSc5zBiVusoKko4Q–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTExNTI-/https://media.zenfs.com/en/homes_gardens_107/04cef79883f4215d7305e07c4671ef1d class=caas-img data-headline=”STAY SLEEK AND STREAMLINED”><p></figure></div><div class=caas-carousel-slide-bottom><div class=figure-meta><div class=slide-current><span>5</span><span>/</span><span>31</span></div><div class=slide-description-wrapper><h2 class=slide-description-headline>STAY SLEEK AND STREAMLINED</h2><div class=slide-description-caption><p> Clean lines, clear surfaces and a calm aesthetic are key when it comes to modern kitchen design, so keeping clutter out of sight is a must.  </p> <p> Keeping appliances behind closed doors has long been a way of concealing those less-than-lovely items, such as dishwashers, refrigerators and washing machines in integrated cabinets. Breakfast stations are the latest modern kitchen concept that sees tea, coffee and toast-making essentials tucked tidily away into one zone.  </p> <p> A clever way of keeping must have items organised and in one place, pocket doors or bi folds neatly tuck out of the way for easy access when in use and then close and conceal the contents when breakfast is over. </p> <p> ‘In the flurry of action in the mornings before work and school, it makes complete sense to have your favourite breakfast items organised and in one place to get the day off to an ordered, easy start,’ says Tom Howley, director of Tom Howley. </p></div><div class=slide-description-credit>Brayer</div></div></div></div></li><li class=caas-carousel-slide><div class=caas-carousel-slide-img><figure class=caas-carousel-figure><img alt= In an open-plan kitchen space or a large kitchen-diner, an island is the perfect way of creating a central focal point that visually connects the different areas. And a generously-sized space calls for an island with equally generous proportions so that it doesn’t appear lost in such a vast space.

Using contrast materials for the main kitchen and an island unit adds another dimension and helps to create a change of pace. Too much of one material can look boring or feel too oppressive, so mixing it up will prevent that and add plenty of visual interest.

‘A bank of built-in tall units on one side of this kitchen feature cupboard fronts made from liquid metal in a specialist shagreen finish that provides a stunning backdrop to the island,’ says Ledbury Studio founder, Charlie Smallbone. ‘The island is  another talking point thanks to the verdigris copper panels edged in black-stained oak on one side and the black-stained oak cupboard doors surrounded by aged brass on the other.’

” data-src=https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/04_3d86_BpLnsV5zmtfJOA–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTExNTI-/https://media.zenfs.com/en/homes_gardens_107/5eb7fac0c9674dba2069dd789f3a4dc1 class=caas-img data-headline=”OPT FOR A SUPERSIZED ISLAND”><p></figure></div><div class=caas-carousel-slide-bottom><div class=figure-meta><div class=slide-current><span>6</span><span>/</span><span>31</span></div><div class=slide-description-wrapper><h2 class=slide-description-headline>OPT FOR A SUPERSIZED ISLAND</h2><div class=slide-description-caption><p> In an open-plan kitchen space or a large kitchen-diner, an island is the perfect way of creating a central focal point that visually connects the different areas. And a generously-sized space calls for an island with equally generous proportions so that it doesn’t appear lost in such a vast space. </p> <p> Using contrast materials for the main kitchen and an island unit adds another dimension and helps to create a change of pace. Too much of one material can look boring or feel too oppressive, so mixing it up will prevent that and add plenty of visual interest. </p> <p> 'A bank of built-in tall units on one side of this kitchen feature cupboard fronts made from liquid metal in a specialist shagreen finish that provides a stunning backdrop to the island,’ says Ledbury Studio founder, Charlie Smallbone. ‘The island is  another talking point thanks to the verdigris copper panels edged in black-stained oak on one side and the black-stained oak cupboard doors surrounded by aged brass on the other.’ </p></div><div class=slide-description-credit>Ledbury Studio</div></div></div></div></li><li class=caas-carousel-slide><div class=caas-carousel-slide-img><figure class=caas-carousel-figure><img alt= Adding a flash of bold color is a wonderful way of perking up a plain kitchen or giving a neutral space a more playful edge. Be as brave or as reserved as you wish, introducing colour little by little, starting with ceramics and kitchenware or experimenting with a bold floor runner or upholstered kitchen stool.

Opting for a freestanding kitchen ideas, such as an island in a standout shade is another easy way of introducing a livelier shade without it overpowering the room completely. Painting just the back panel of an island in a bold shade makes instant impact for just an afternoon’s work – and can easily be re-painted should you grow tired of the color.

” data-src=https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/EiaJ.hoxgn98Qsmz4rZ_gg–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTExNTE-/https://media.zenfs.com/en/homes_gardens_107/9086406941f8afe35969973bd9254e7d class=caas-img data-headline=”EMBRACE COLOR”><p></figure></div><div class=caas-carousel-slide-bottom><div class=figure-meta><div class=slide-current><span>7</span><span>/</span><span>31</span></div><div class=slide-description-wrapper><h2 class=slide-description-headline>EMBRACE COLOR</h2><div class=slide-description-caption><p> Adding a flash of bold color is a wonderful way of perking up a plain kitchen or giving a neutral space a more playful edge. Be as brave or as reserved as you wish, introducing colour little by little, starting with ceramics and kitchenware or experimenting with a bold floor runner or upholstered kitchen stool. </p> <p> Opting for a freestanding kitchen ideas, such as an island in a standout shade is another easy way of introducing a livelier shade without it overpowering the room completely. Painting just the back panel of an island in a bold shade makes instant impact for just an afternoon’s work - and can easily be re-painted should you grow tired of the color. </p></div><div class=slide-description-credit>Carpetright</div></div></div></div></li><li class=caas-carousel-slide><div class=caas-carousel-slide-img><figure class=caas-carousel-figure><img alt= The kitchen extension is by far the most popular home improvement project, and it’s no surprise. If we want to entertain in style and comfort, space is key. 

Consider your needs for all scenarios, from dinner with friends to lazy Sunday mornings and family multi-tasking throughout the week. The right kitchen extension ideas can offer all sorts of clever ways to stretch your space.

” data-src=https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/u03PRYhspvIf0uoSCzE8gA–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTY0MQ–/https://media.zenfs.com/en/homes_gardens_107/f13a2261de6e5aa1024e862ee972db3d class=caas-img data-headline=”EXTEND A WELCOME”><p></figure></div><div class=caas-carousel-slide-bottom><div class=figure-meta><div class=slide-current><span>8</span><span>/</span><span>31</span></div><div class=slide-description-wrapper><h2 class=slide-description-headline>EXTEND A WELCOME</h2><div class=slide-description-caption><p> The kitchen extension is by far the most popular home improvement project, and it’s no surprise. If we want to entertain in style and comfort, space is key.  </p> <p> Consider your needs for all scenarios, from dinner with friends to lazy Sunday mornings and family multi-tasking throughout the week. The right kitchen extension ideas can offer all sorts of clever ways to stretch your space. </p></div><div class=slide-description-credit>Sola</div></div></div></div></li><li class=caas-carousel-slide><div class=caas-carousel-slide-img><figure class=caas-carousel-figure><img alt= Vibrant kitchen backsplash ideas, and colorful tiles in general, have become increasingly popular over the past few years. They are a great way of incorporating color into a kitchen if you prefer keep core paint colors more neutral. ” data-src=https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/VBXmdryZOhjiMZnwKwC8tw–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTc2OA–/https://media.zenfs.com/en/homes_gardens_107/407859c29553a28316624b2e7f3a1dd9 class=caas-img data-headline=”GO WILD FOR TILES”><p></figure></div><div class=caas-carousel-slide-bottom><div class=figure-meta><div class=slide-current><span>9</span><span>/</span><span>31</span></div><div class=slide-description-wrapper><h2 class=slide-description-headline>GO WILD FOR TILES</h2><div class=slide-description-caption><p> Vibrant kitchen backsplash ideas, and colorful tiles in general, have become increasingly popular over the past few years. They are a great way of incorporating color into a kitchen if you prefer keep core paint colors more neutral. </p></div><div class=slide-description-credit>Tom Howley</div></div></div></div></li><li class=caas-carousel-slide><div class=caas-carousel-slide-img><figure class=caas-carousel-figure><img alt= If you’re lucky enough to have original features like wooden beams, exposed brick or fireplaces, there’s every reason to incorporate them when designing a modern kitchen.

The mix of old and new adds interest to the room and gives your home its own unique twist, a great option for adding character and texture for your kitchen ceiling ideas.

” data-src=https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/Y3lquaYIc07meA0GcYcTOg–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTExNTI-/https://media.zenfs.com/en/homes_gardens_107/70472fd24a5549cdbd82d20169368b6d class=caas-img data-headline=”MERGE OLD WITH NEW”><p></figure></div><div class=caas-carousel-slide-bottom><div class=figure-meta><div class=slide-current><span>10</span><span>/</span><span>31</span></div><div class=slide-description-wrapper><h2 class=slide-description-headline>MERGE OLD WITH NEW</h2><div class=slide-description-caption><p> If you're lucky enough to have original features like wooden beams, exposed brick or fireplaces, there's every reason to incorporate them when designing a modern kitchen. </p> <p> The mix of old and new adds interest to the room and gives your home its own unique twist, a great option for adding character and texture for your kitchen ceiling ideas. </p></div><div class=slide-description-credit>Tom Howley</div></div></div></div></li><li class=caas-carousel-slide><div class=caas-carousel-slide-img><figure class=caas-carousel-figure><img alt= The pantry and utility have long hit the top of the wish list for a country kitchen, and it’s turned out to be a contemporary kitchen dream too. 

It’s a practical set up for a sleek kitchen designed for entertaining, as it keeps the service areas out of sight. But, when you have pantry ideas this good, you might not be so keen to hide them away.

” data-src=https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/H1.A8NW.xLpCfPFtOPuQ3Q–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTEyMDA-/https://media.zenfs.com/en/homes_gardens_107/32b4a65c8f9e08a2c6d87ac1801a028c class=caas-img data-headline=”PLAY HIDE AND SEEK”><p></figure></div><div class=caas-carousel-slide-bottom><div class=figure-meta><div class=slide-current><span>11</span><span>/</span><span>31</span></div><div class=slide-description-wrapper><h2 class=slide-description-headline>PLAY HIDE AND SEEK</h2><div class=slide-description-caption><p> The pantry and utility have long hit the top of the wish list for a country kitchen, and it’s turned out to be a contemporary kitchen dream too.  </p> <p> It’s a practical set up for a sleek kitchen designed for entertaining, as it keeps the service areas out of sight. But, when you have pantry ideas this good, you might not be so keen to hide them away. </p></div><div class=slide-description-credit>Holloways of Ludlow</div></div></div></div></li><li class=caas-carousel-slide><div class=caas-carousel-slide-img><figure class=caas-carousel-figure><img alt= A well-designed lighting scheme will take your kitchen from day to night, providing different light levels in different areas to suit all tasks. You will need bright light where you cook and prep, and softer ambient light over seating areas. 

Consider how the light fittings look lit and unlit – whether you prefer a statement piece, like in this modern luxe L-shaped kitchen, or something more discreet that is happy to blend during the day, coming into its own after hours.

” data-src=https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/_HrlztmOxyfziIk_iNqwqg–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTY0MA–/https://media.zenfs.com/en/homes_gardens_107/d31c9c61960cc43afa587f9d9d2bdcb7 class=caas-img data-headline=”LIGHT IT RIGHT”><p></figure></div><div class=caas-carousel-slide-bottom><div class=figure-meta><div class=slide-current><span>12</span><span>/</span><span>31</span></div><div class=slide-description-wrapper><h2 class=slide-description-headline>LIGHT IT RIGHT</h2><div class=slide-description-caption><p> A well-designed lighting scheme will take your kitchen from day to night, providing different light levels in different areas to suit all tasks. You will need bright light where you cook and prep, and softer ambient light over seating areas.  </p> <p> Consider how the light fittings look lit and unlit – whether you prefer a statement piece, like in this modern luxe L-shaped kitchen, or something more discreet that is happy to blend during the day, coming into its own after hours. </p></div><div class=slide-description-credit>Fritz Fryer</div></div></div></div></li><li class=caas-carousel-slide><div class=caas-carousel-slide-img><figure class=caas-carousel-figure><img alt= Be playful in the design and detailing – it’s more restful for the eye. Flat-fronted doors don’t have to be uniform. Mix and match kitchen cabinet ideas with different colors and tones, and break the gridlock with unusual insets. ” data-src=https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/zDexEHWo8u.jNRCK0Gd3fw–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTY3Mw–/https://media.zenfs.com/en/homes_gardens_107/8a97cb80dc10b978e43b678d8674f445 class=caas-img data-headline=”MAKE IT EASY ON THE EYE”><p></figure></div><div class=caas-carousel-slide-bottom><div class=figure-meta><div class=slide-current><span>13</span><span>/</span><span>31</span></div><div class=slide-description-wrapper><h2 class=slide-description-headline>MAKE IT EASY ON THE EYE</h2><div class=slide-description-caption><p> Be playful in the design and detailing – it’s more restful for the eye. Flat-fronted doors don’t have to be uniform. Mix and match kitchen cabinet ideas with different colors and tones, and break the gridlock with unusual insets. </p></div><div class=slide-description-credit>McCarron & Co</div></div></div></div></li><li class=caas-carousel-slide><div class=caas-carousel-slide-img><figure class=caas-carousel-figure><img alt= A central kitchen table puts guests at the heart of your kitchen design. It’s a long-established layout that goes back to the farmhouse table, but you do need sufficient space. 

Plan for good clearance all round, and make sure there are clear pathways to any built-in appliances. 

” data-src=https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/.B7glOxWODYpmNuL4yAIuQ–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTY0MQ–/https://media.zenfs.com/en/homes_gardens_107/47f422f76c2c3c3f22de2d0dda6cc5ae class=caas-img data-headline=”WORK AROUND A TABLE”><p></figure></div><div class=caas-carousel-slide-bottom><div class=figure-meta><div class=slide-current><span>14</span><span>/</span><span>31</span></div><div class=slide-description-wrapper><h2 class=slide-description-headline>WORK AROUND A TABLE</h2><div class=slide-description-caption><p> A central kitchen table puts guests at the heart of your kitchen design. It’s a long-established layout that goes back to the farmhouse table, but you do need sufficient space.  </p> <p> Plan for good clearance all round, and make sure there are clear pathways to any built-in appliances.  </p></div><div class=slide-description-credit>Jack Trench</div></div></div></div></li><li class=caas-carousel-slide><div class=caas-carousel-slide-img><figure class=caas-carousel-figure><img alt= Where space allows, include a couple of different seating areas. Bar stool seating is fine for breakfast or pre-dinner drinks with guests, but it’s good to have a standard height table for meals and homework. 

Built-in banquette seating can be space-efficient, allowing more people able to pile in at convivial gatherings – in this case, it shares a beautiful backdrop from the relaxed living space beyond.

” data-src=https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/maHqAurM.zXwevB_X9KJTg–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTYyNA–/https://media.zenfs.com/en/homes_gardens_107/166a494fd3f8e7a1a3f1eea3d1bbaac8 class=caas-img data-headline=”HAVE MULTIPLE SEATING AREAS”><p></figure></div><div class=caas-carousel-slide-bottom><div class=figure-meta><div class=slide-current><span>15</span><span>/</span><span>31</span></div><div class=slide-description-wrapper><h2 class=slide-description-headline>HAVE MULTIPLE SEATING AREAS</h2><div class=slide-description-caption><p> Where space allows, include a couple of different seating areas. Bar stool seating is fine for breakfast or pre-dinner drinks with guests, but it’s good to have a standard height table for meals and homework.  </p> <p> Built-in banquette seating can be space-efficient, allowing more people able to pile in at convivial gatherings – in this case, it shares a beautiful backdrop from the relaxed living space beyond. </p></div><div class=slide-description-credit>DeVol</div></div></div></div></li><li class=caas-carousel-slide><div class=caas-carousel-slide-img><figure class=caas-carousel-figure><img alt= The open plan layout isn’t for all cooks, and not all homes have the space. 

There are advantages to having a separate kitchen: you can cook in peace and make as much mess as you please, plus the double galley kitchen layout is still one of the most efficient – all the more so if you take storage the full height of the room.

” data-src=https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/HXpIEHvT9k6v2PZCpCcxvQ–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTExNTI-/https://media.zenfs.com/en/homes_gardens_107/5875e10e5eb42f84f83dd7122f3da95c class=caas-img data-headline=”LOVE YOUR SEPARATES”><p></figure></div><div class=caas-carousel-slide-bottom><div class=figure-meta><div class=slide-current><span>16</span><span>/</span><span>31</span></div><div class=slide-description-wrapper><h2 class=slide-description-headline>LOVE YOUR SEPARATES</h2><div class=slide-description-caption><p> The open plan layout isn’t for all cooks, and not all homes have the space.  </p> <p> There are advantages to having a separate kitchen: you can cook in peace and make as much mess as you please, plus the double galley kitchen layout is still one of the most efficient – all the more so if you take storage the full height of the room. </p></div><div class=slide-description-credit>Smallbone</div></div></div></div></li><li class=caas-carousel-slide><div class=caas-carousel-slide-img><figure class=caas-carousel-figure><img alt= The smooth surfaces of the contemporary kitchen are easy to care for and a cinch to keep clean. Composite surfaces are super tough and naturally anti-bacterial, which is a bonus, and they are available in a wide range of colors as well as natural stone finishes. 

Silestone and Dekton both report a trend for slimline 20mm worksurfaces. ‘Looking ahead to the future of kitchen design, we’re expecting to see more earthy hues, with the introduction of dark brown or black surfaces in a textured finish,’ says Laura Davie, marketing manager for Cosentino UK. 

The new Khalo by Dekton is inspired by Patagonia Granite – one of the world’s most sought-after stones due to its unique pattern and tones.

” data-src=https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/NISwjZPzEpLEONy2pI8fWg–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTEyMTI-/https://media.zenfs.com/en/homes_gardens_107/bed0d7643bdb0e273a14463ceb2647ae class=caas-img data-headline=”PUT VALUE IN SURFACES”><p></figure></div><div class=caas-carousel-slide-bottom><div class=figure-meta><div class=slide-current><span>17</span><span>/</span><span>31</span></div><div class=slide-description-wrapper><h2 class=slide-description-headline>PUT VALUE IN SURFACES</h2><div class=slide-description-caption><p> The smooth surfaces of the contemporary kitchen are easy to care for and a cinch to keep clean. Composite surfaces are super tough and naturally anti-bacterial, which is a bonus, and they are available in a wide range of colors as well as natural stone finishes.  </p> <p> Silestone and Dekton both report a trend for slimline 20mm worksurfaces. ‘Looking ahead to the future of kitchen design, we’re expecting to see more earthy hues, with the introduction of dark brown or black surfaces in a textured finish,’ says Laura Davie, marketing manager for Cosentino UK.  </p> <p> The new Khalo by Dekton is inspired by Patagonia Granite – one of the world’s most sought-after stones due to its unique pattern and tones. </p></div><div class=slide-description-credit>Dekton</div></div></div></div></li><li class=caas-carousel-slide><div class=caas-carousel-slide-img><figure class=caas-carousel-figure><img alt= More than ever we are looking to connect with nature, with more glass for garden views and calming shades of green kitchen cabinetry the growing trends. 

Planting indoors is also possible where there is light – even if it is just a sunny windowsill. Planters filled with herbs provide a cook with the freshest flavours at his or her fingertips, while hydroponics promise to be the future for indoor leaves.

” data-src=https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/0GRtbJ_uiniTGbnD581VZg–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTY1MA–/https://media.zenfs.com/en/homes_gardens_107/e982a0b9108ec06cf86ef0676e38dacd class=caas-img data-headline=”GO GREEN”><p></figure></div><div class=caas-carousel-slide-bottom><div class=figure-meta><div class=slide-current><span>18</span><span>/</span><span>31</span></div><div class=slide-description-wrapper><h2 class=slide-description-headline>GO GREEN</h2><div class=slide-description-caption><p> More than ever we are looking to connect with nature, with more glass for garden views and calming shades of green kitchen cabinetry the growing trends.  </p> <p> Planting indoors is also possible where there is light – even if it is just a sunny windowsill. Planters filled with herbs provide a cook with the freshest flavours at his or her fingertips, while hydroponics promise to be the future for indoor leaves. </p></div><div class=slide-description-credit>Schmidt</div></div></div></div></li><li class=caas-carousel-slide><div class=caas-carousel-slide-img><figure class=caas-carousel-figure><img alt= Dark shades and natural stone create a grown up kitchen with a luxe feel. The sheen of polished stone tends to reflect light so there will still be a natural play of light across the surface. 

It looks smart by day and recedes by night, only coming to prominence when you choose to light it.

” data-src=https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/sjgvCvCH9haiRonMjdvGww–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTYyNA–/https://media.zenfs.com/en/homes_gardens_107/11e2fd830f05bc7829d6c02555e2832b class=caas-img data-headline=”GO DARK”><p></figure></div><div class=caas-carousel-slide-bottom><div class=figure-meta><div class=slide-current><span>19</span><span>/</span><span>31</span></div><div class=slide-description-wrapper><h2 class=slide-description-headline>GO DARK</h2><div class=slide-description-caption><p> Dark shades and natural stone create a grown up kitchen with a luxe feel. The sheen of polished stone tends to reflect light so there will still be a natural play of light across the surface.  </p> <p> It looks smart by day and recedes by night, only coming to prominence when you choose to light it. </p></div><div class=slide-description-credit>Lundhs</div></div></div></div></li><li class=caas-carousel-slide><div class=caas-carousel-slide-img><figure class=caas-carousel-figure><img alt= If the idea of island cooking appeals, choose a hob with built in down-draft extraction that tackles steam and cooking odours at source, before they can waft into the kitchen. 

The latest smart technology automatically responds to the volume of steam, and this induction hob from Bosch also features flexible cooking zones and a PerfectCook sensor that precisely controls the temperature of liquids inside the pan for perfect results.

” data-src=https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/JegP2sluqo8zkhveS1SMxg–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTg4MA–/https://media.zenfs.com/en/homes_gardens_107/c7e7b496e59159604b8d71c8344c80d9 class=caas-img data-headline=”CLEAR THE AIR”><p></figure></div><div class=caas-carousel-slide-bottom><div class=figure-meta><div class=slide-current><span>20</span><span>/</span><span>31</span></div><div class=slide-description-wrapper><h2 class=slide-description-headline>CLEAR THE AIR</h2><div class=slide-description-caption><p> If the idea of island cooking appeals, choose a hob with built in down-draft extraction that tackles steam and cooking odours at source, before they can waft into the kitchen.  </p> <p> The latest smart technology automatically responds to the volume of steam, and this induction hob from Bosch also features flexible cooking zones and a PerfectCook sensor that precisely controls the temperature of liquids inside the pan for perfect results. </p></div><div class=slide-description-credit>Bosch</div></div></div></div></li><li class=caas-carousel-slide><div class=caas-carousel-slide-img><figure class=caas-carousel-figure><img alt= Whether it’s your get up and go or last course in entertaining, coffee has become a kitchen essential. ‘Coffee is now the most popular drink in the UK,’ says Neil Pooley, category manager for kitchens at Miele, ‘and a built-in coffee machine can be a stylish addition to a bank of integrated appliances.’ 

Look for professional features such as programmable profiles and a full range of hot drink capabilities. 

If you love this white kitchen’s minimalist, clutter-free aesthetic then incorporating the right kitchen storage ideas is crucial.

” data-src=https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/NIgK8x2C2iY9te7XcVEieg–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTY5MA–/https://media.zenfs.com/en/homes_gardens_107/bd3abc828dfa0c909d3a3820f6d11fe3 class=caas-img data-headline=”EMBRACE CAFE CULTURE”><p></figure></div><div class=caas-carousel-slide-bottom><div class=figure-meta><div class=slide-current><span>21</span><span>/</span><span>31</span></div><div class=slide-description-wrapper><h2 class=slide-description-headline>EMBRACE CAFE CULTURE</h2><div class=slide-description-caption><p> Whether it’s your get up and go or last course in entertaining, coffee has become a kitchen essential. ‘Coffee is now the most popular drink in the UK,’ says Neil Pooley, category manager for kitchens at Miele, ‘and a built-in coffee machine can be a stylish addition to a bank of integrated appliances.’  </p> <p> Look for professional features such as programmable profiles and a full range of hot drink capabilities.  </p> <p> If you love this white kitchen's minimalist, clutter-free aesthetic then incorporating the right kitchen storage ideas is crucial. </p></div><div class=slide-description-credit>Miele</div></div></div></div></li><li class=caas-carousel-slide><div class=caas-carousel-slide-img><figure class=caas-carousel-figure><img alt= If the kitchen has become a home study area or is doubling up as an office, whisper quiet appliances are a must. 

‘Check decibel levels before you buy to ensure you won’t need to talk over the noise of the extractor, and hide the washing machine and dishwasher out of sight in a utility area,’ suggests Daniel Bowler, Director of Eggersmann UK.

This kitchen by Eggersmann makes use of sleek, handleless cabinetry for a streamline design.

” data-src=https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/aJsNWPtLJq_ytGOebCbi6Q–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTczNA–/https://media.zenfs.com/en/homes_gardens_107/f3e4ebd02dcd970b44a51645a95c3b87 class=caas-img data-headline=”LOWER THE VOLUME”><p></figure></div><div class=caas-carousel-slide-bottom><div class=figure-meta><div class=slide-current><span>22</span><span>/</span><span>31</span></div><div class=slide-description-wrapper><h2 class=slide-description-headline>LOWER THE VOLUME</h2><div class=slide-description-caption><p> If the kitchen has become a home study area or is doubling up as an office, whisper quiet appliances are a must.  </p> <p> ‘Check decibel levels before you buy to ensure you won’t need to talk over the noise of the extractor, and hide the washing machine and dishwasher out of sight in a utility area,’ suggests Daniel Bowler, Director of Eggersmann UK. </p> <p> This kitchen by Eggersmann makes use of sleek, handleless cabinetry for a streamline design. </p></div><div class=slide-description-credit>Eggersmann</div></div></div></div></li><li class=caas-carousel-slide><div class=caas-carousel-slide-img><figure class=caas-carousel-figure><img alt= The joy of a bespoke kitchen is that your design will make the most of the space and truly reflect your lifestyle. 

A kitchen bar area is a wonderful addition for entertainers. Line it with a luxe material for some old school glamor and add a wine fridge and chiller drawers for ice, beer and soft drinks to make it an all-round party station.

” data-src=https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/eqlSPXadTzbVNQ_BT.i7TQ–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTc2MQ–/https://media.zenfs.com/en/homes_gardens_107/b7f73a9f34f299beb024ee32f3ca25d9 class=caas-img data-headline=”CELEBRATE COCKTAIL HOUR”><p></figure></div><div class=caas-carousel-slide-bottom><div class=figure-meta><div class=slide-current><span>23</span><span>/</span><span>31</span></div><div class=slide-description-wrapper><h2 class=slide-description-headline>CELEBRATE COCKTAIL HOUR</h2><div class=slide-description-caption><p> The joy of a bespoke kitchen is that your design will make the most of the space and truly reflect your lifestyle.  </p> <p> A kitchen bar area is a wonderful addition for entertainers. Line it with a luxe material for some old school glamor and add a wine fridge and chiller drawers for ice, beer and soft drinks to make it an all-round party station. </p></div><div class=slide-description-credit>Roundhouse</div></div></div></div></li><li class=caas-carousel-slide><div class=caas-carousel-slide-img><figure class=caas-carousel-figure><img alt= Longevity is an important trend across home and fashion, and investing in quality cuts down on waste. 

Perrin & Rowe has looked to the industrial past for its Armstrong Mixer tap. It employs the same production skills used to build locomotives for the Great Western Railway, and is available as a single lever or bridge mixer in a choice of eight finishes, optional pulldown rinse and the choice of a knurled grip handle for an industrial look. 

” data-src=https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/PQ.WQT2I3g4yjYS3Lf.ztA–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTc2OA–/https://media.zenfs.com/en/homes_gardens_107/3b298d0970ab05a29a08c44a437e03ce class=caas-img data-headline=”TAP INTO TRENDS”><p></figure></div><div class=caas-carousel-slide-bottom><div class=figure-meta><div class=slide-current><span>24</span><span>/</span><span>31</span></div><div class=slide-description-wrapper><h2 class=slide-description-headline>TAP INTO TRENDS</h2><div class=slide-description-caption><p> Longevity is an important trend across home and fashion, and investing in quality cuts down on waste.  </p> <p> Perrin & Rowe has looked to the industrial past for its Armstrong Mixer tap. It employs the same production skills used to build locomotives for the Great Western Railway, and is available as a single lever or bridge mixer in a choice of eight finishes, optional pulldown rinse and the choice of a knurled grip handle for an industrial look.  </p></div><div class=slide-description-credit>Perrin & Rowe</div></div></div></div></li><li class=caas-carousel-slide><div class=caas-carousel-slide-img><figure class=caas-carousel-figure><img alt= Breakfast bars are a brilliant use of space, offering seating without the need for a clunky dining room table. 

Many kitchens are now designed so their islands incorporate a breakfast bar, either with an overhanging lip or with space for stools to be added.

” data-src=https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/DBk3DXJuX8KksBx1B5gpRA–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTc2OA–/https://media.zenfs.com/en/homes_gardens_107/0a123c3ac5c6c1c1a99f6553a3fd1c7f class=caas-img data-headline=”INCORPORATE A BREAKFAST BAR”><p></figure></div><div class=caas-carousel-slide-bottom><div class=figure-meta><div class=slide-current><span>25</span><span>/</span><span>31</span></div><div class=slide-description-wrapper><h2 class=slide-description-headline>INCORPORATE A BREAKFAST BAR</h2><div class=slide-description-caption><p> Breakfast bars are a brilliant use of space, offering seating without the need for a clunky dining room table.  </p> <p> Many kitchens are now designed so their islands incorporate a breakfast bar, either with an overhanging lip or with space for stools to be added. </p></div><div class=slide-description-credit>Future</div></div></div></div></li><li class=caas-carousel-slide><div class=caas-carousel-slide-img><figure class=caas-carousel-figure><img alt= If you want to inject a bit of color into your kitchen without going for anything too bold, why not make a statement with a standout island?

A trend that’s cropping up more and more is having the kitchen island a different color to the rest of the room – which is perfect if you want it to be the social hub of the space.

This one uses a black island to contrast with the white cabinets and walls – but the modern kitchen island ideas and possibilities are endless.

” data-src=https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/DrsK48gJu..1Uv_TkhhHIQ–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTExNTI-/https://media.zenfs.com/en/homes_gardens_107/08f765a866e5b18f5bc0da934901be87 class=caas-img data-headline=”CREATE CONTRAST WITH A KITCHEN ISLAND”><p></figure></div><div class=caas-carousel-slide-bottom><div class=figure-meta><div class=slide-current><span>26</span><span>/</span><span>31</span></div><div class=slide-description-wrapper><h2 class=slide-description-headline>CREATE CONTRAST WITH A KITCHEN ISLAND</h2><div class=slide-description-caption><p> If you want to inject a bit of color into your kitchen without going for anything too bold, why not make a statement with a standout island? </p> <p> A trend that's cropping up more and more is having the kitchen island a different color to the rest of the room - which is perfect if you want it to be the social hub of the space. </p> <p> This one uses a black island to contrast with the white cabinets and walls - but the modern kitchen island ideas and possibilities are endless. </p></div><div class=slide-description-credit>Future/Jonathan Gooch</div></div></div></div></li><li class=caas-carousel-slide><div class=caas-carousel-slide-img><figure class=caas-carousel-figure><img alt= If you’ve got a stainless steel kitchen surface then mix things up with some wooden bar stools and use a different type of wood for the table, like in this contemporary kitchen.

Mixing and matching materials will give texture to the space and bring it to life. 

” data-src=https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/K2Z57IDZ0DdV8AyM9eJefA–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTc2OA–/https://media.zenfs.com/en/homes_gardens_107/9a165913cf97726c4fbf32303029eebd class=caas-img data-headline=”MIX UP MATERIALS”><p></figure></div><div class=caas-carousel-slide-bottom><div class=figure-meta><div class=slide-current><span>27</span><span>/</span><span>31</span></div><div class=slide-description-wrapper><h2 class=slide-description-headline>MIX UP MATERIALS</h2><div class=slide-description-caption><p> If you've got a stainless steel kitchen surface then mix things up with some wooden bar stools and use a different type of wood for the table, like in this contemporary kitchen. </p> <p> Mixing and matching materials will give texture to the space and bring it to life.  </p></div><div class=slide-description-credit>Future/Darren Chung</div></div></div></div></li><li class=caas-carousel-slide><div class=caas-carousel-slide-img><figure class=caas-carousel-figure><img alt= If you have the floor space, why not opt for a full-on open plan kitchen, creating a three-in-one space with a kitchen, dining room and a lounge. This is the ultimate set-up for entertaining, after all, and works well for larger families. ” data-src=https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/_HndEvxuzCN1.MQGu7aV1A–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTc2OA–/https://media.zenfs.com/en/homes_gardens_107/d7742e04ff655a7bc7f14c33109fc8b4 class=caas-img data-headline=”EMBRACE YOUR SPACE”><p></figure></div><div class=caas-carousel-slide-bottom><div class=figure-meta><div class=slide-current><span>28</span><span>/</span><span>31</span></div><div class=slide-description-wrapper><h2 class=slide-description-headline>EMBRACE YOUR SPACE</h2><div class=slide-description-caption><p> If you have the floor space, why not opt for a full-on open plan kitchen, creating a three-in-one space with a kitchen, dining room and a lounge. This is the ultimate set-up for entertaining, after all, and works well for larger families. </p></div><div class=slide-description-credit>Tom Howley</div></div></div></div></li><li class=caas-carousel-slide><div class=caas-carousel-slide-img><figure class=caas-carousel-figure><img alt= A kitchen is likely to be the room in the house that you’re spending most of your time in, so there’s every reason to go all out with the decoration.

When it comes to kitchen color ideas, why not go for an unconventional scheme such as blue and pink, or something even brighter like a turquoise? 

Don’t forget to play with tiles, as well as kitchen wall decor ideas such as wallpaper and paint mural options, to really make the room pop.

” data-src=https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/CeH9Nldiye8CA6dEUgSqjg–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTExNTI-/https://media.zenfs.com/en/homes_gardens_107/e5c08e28763281895ebc838c980baa42 class=caas-img data-headline=”MAKE A STATEMENT BY MISMATCHING”><p></figure></div><div class=caas-carousel-slide-bottom><div class=figure-meta><div class=slide-current><span>29</span><span>/</span><span>31</span></div><div class=slide-description-wrapper><h2 class=slide-description-headline>MAKE A STATEMENT BY MISMATCHING</h2><div class=slide-description-caption><p> A kitchen is likely to be the room in the house that you're spending most of your time in, so there's every reason to go all out with the decoration. </p> <p> When it comes to kitchen color ideas, why not go for an unconventional scheme such as blue and pink, or something even brighter like a turquoise?  </p> <p> Don't forget to play with tiles, as well as kitchen wall decor ideas such as wallpaper and paint mural options, to really make the room pop. </p></div><div class=slide-description-credit>Future/Simon Bevan</div></div></div></div></li><li class=caas-carousel-slide><div class=caas-carousel-slide-img><figure class=caas-carousel-figure><img alt= Whether it’s with an impressive skylight or floor to ceiling double doors, there are so many ways to bring a little more light into your kitchen. 

And, remember, a lighter space is a brighter space – so this clever design trick will make a room look bigger to the eye, perfect when planning small kitchen ideas.

” data-src=https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/F1AXHpsobQYB.AwV7CdkFg–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTExNTI-/https://media.zenfs.com/en/homes_gardens_107/587fef854220506c616723fbbb2f7aca class=caas-img data-headline=”GET CREATIVE WITH WINDOWS”><p></figure></div><div class=caas-carousel-slide-bottom><div class=figure-meta><div class=slide-current><span>30</span><span>/</span><span>31</span></div><div class=slide-description-wrapper><h2 class=slide-description-headline>GET CREATIVE WITH WINDOWS</h2><div class=slide-description-caption><p> Whether it's with an impressive skylight or floor to ceiling double doors, there are so many ways to bring a little more light into your kitchen.  </p> <p> And, remember, a lighter space is a brighter space – so this clever design trick will make a room look bigger to the eye, perfect when planning small kitchen ideas. </p></div><div class=slide-description-credit>Future/Jonathan Gooch</div></div></div></div></li><li class=caas-carousel-slide><div class=caas-carousel-slide-img><figure class=caas-carousel-figure><img alt= An industrial edge is fast-becoming the hallmark of modern kitchen ideas, as it’s a trend that’s been evolving over the past few years. 

Whether it’s through cabinet handles, light fittings or a portable trolley-style island, there are a number of ways to incorporate these urban touches. 

Also there’s no reason you can’t have color alongside these industrial flourishes. The above kitchen is a great example of how playful pops of color work well through the use of mismatched yet coordinated kitchen tile ideas, with an industrial style light fitting and tap.

” data-src=https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/hXMfyV_Pc7UoprPK4eLgEg–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTExNTI-/https://media.zenfs.com/en/homes_gardens_107/869a1e20de71f08732c11d898cdc36cb class=caas-img data-headline=”PLAY WITH INDUSTRIAL ACCENTS”><p></figure></div><div class=caas-carousel-slide-bottom><div class=figure-meta><div class=slide-current><span>31</span><span>/</span><span>31</span></div><div class=slide-description-wrapper><h2 class=slide-description-headline>PLAY WITH INDUSTRIAL ACCENTS</h2><div class=slide-description-caption><p> An industrial edge is fast-becoming the hallmark of modern kitchen ideas, as it's a trend that's been evolving over the past few years.  </p> <p> Whether it's through cabinet handles, light fittings or a portable trolley-style island, there are a number of ways to incorporate these urban touches.  </p> <p> Also there's no reason you can't have color alongside these industrial flourishes. The above kitchen is a great example of how playful pops of color work well through the use of mismatched yet coordinated kitchen tile ideas, with an industrial style light fitting and tap. </p></div><div class=slide-description-credit>Future/Polly Wreford</div></div></div></div></li></ul><button class=

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