The U-shaped design of this kitchen is separates it from the living area without losing the sense of openness. A focal point in the scheme is the furturistic-looking extractor, which is echoed by a black glass splashback beneath. The white backdrop allows the Zebrano and dark Linear Wenge veneer units to take centre stage.
1/8 Contemporary kitchen
2/8 Practical layout
Wenge plinths serve to frame the curved design, while underheated porcelain floor tiles run throughout, linking the cooking and living areas. Smart, rounded base units finished in a striking Minty Zebrano hi-gloss, balanced by rich, dark brown wenge veneer furniture tie the design together.
3/8 Island unit
The tall, wenge unit is divided into three sections and houses a roomy pull-out larder, fridge freezer and two ovens. Its position at one end of the kitchen means it does not interfere with the workspace. An overhanging quartz surface features concealed lighting that shines onto the floor, while practical stainless-steel stools allow it to double as a breakfast bar.
The induction hob looks just like a sheet of glass with no fussy knobs or bits sticking out, fitting neatly into the sleek and unfussy design of the kitchen.
5/8 Sink area
6/8 Essential storage
Sturdy wall cabinets provide a neat and practical solution for storing glassware. Lighting both above and below the cupboards supplements the ceiling spots and creates a pleasant atmosphere for entertaining.
Curved fronts make the most of the space in the kitchen, especially in the corners. The pattern on the cabinet also appears on the opposite side of the door, while dark interiors give a smart, contrasting effect. In keeping with the fresh, new look.
8/8 Pull-out rack
Even the smallest storage space is used efficiently. At just 150mm wide, with two chrome baskets and built-in, soft-close mechanism, this pull-out unit is ideal for storing spices and bottles of oil. Satin nickel-coated square handles finish the cabinetry perfectly.
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Thea Babington-Stitt is the Assistant Editor for Ideal Home. Thea has been working across some of the UK’s leading interiors titles for nearly 10 years.
She started working on these magazines and websites after graduating from City University London with a Masters in Magazine Journalism. Before moving to Ideal Home, Thea was News and Features Editor at Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc and Country Homes & Interiors.
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