To create stress free, minimalist living, opt for streamlined design. Continued runs of units with flat panel doors, matching door and drawer heights and handleless or rail handles will naturally extend the design line.
Avoid interrupting this clean design flow by choosing an integral dishwasher and microwave, and keep your worktops clear by planning small appliances such as toasters and food mixers to be hidden away inside a purpose built cupboard or butlers pantry.
Adequate storage is crucial, not only to make your cooking experience more convenient by having everything close at hand, but by keeping work surfaces clear to protect your uncluttered style.
In terms of colour, white kitchens will always be a popular choice as they look bright and clean, and allow versatility with soft furnishings and simple accessories in accent colours. If you want to explore colour for your kitchen units, trends continue to favour blues, greys, browns and greens in dusty natural tones of slate, taupe, olive and mushroom. For a bolder style statement, pair these soft tones with opulent regency hues of navy, moss, pewter and ocre. Rich oak and walnut floors and cabinetry will bring warmth and texture to your kitchen design without cluttering a modern design with unnecessary accessories.
To help you define the different zones of your open plan kitchen, lighting can play an important role. Plan task lighting for preparation areas where you’re chopping and cooking, and make these lights dimmable to create ambient lighting while you’re eating or relaxing. Bold statement lighting creates design interest and can highlight exciting features in your kitchen design.
If your modern kitchen is open to the living areas of your home, then powerful hob extraction is crucial to avoid those unwanted kitchen odours from clinging to your soft furnishings. There are a variety of options available, some that near-silently achieve an astonishing 100% clean air rate, and we will be happy to talk them through with you.
Your choice of sink can also affect the styling of your kitchen. Undermounted sinks with seamless joining of sinks to the worktop are practical, hygienic and elegant. Achievable in a variety of materials from stainless steel to quartz, you can choose the colour and style to suit your kitchen design.
Likewise, worktops can make a statement or be neutral in your kitchen design. There are a wealth of worktop materials available from natural wood, stone and granite, to manufactured concrete, stainless steels and quartz composites. Each offers pros and cons including colour, finish, thickness, sustainability, durability, heat resistance, cost, antibacterial properties, and required maintenance. Consider how you use your kitchen and decide which qualities are most important to you.
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Our kitchen design brochure includes a wealth of inspiration and ideas, with recent client projects and interviews, as well as a style guide and seven themed mood boards.
I’ve always had a dream of this open plan living space where you have kitchen, dining and somewhere to sit all together.Mrs P, Leamington Spa
Bower Willis explained how they could move things around to work within what we had, rather than knock down walls to create more space. And they were right, we now have more space than ever.Mr F, Shipston on Stour
We like to be together as a family, and the kitchen gives us lots of areas to sit and do. I feel a bit sorry for the rest of the house, it’s become a bit redundant. And I’d always wanted a kitchen island, it’s the perfect spot to sit and chat with friends while cooking.Mrs H, Stratford Upon Avon