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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

kitchen room with white walls and kitchen cabinets

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

Kitchen design
C&C Kitchens

Extractor hood

C&C Kitchens

2/8 Practical layout

kitchen room with curved kitchen worktop and plant in pot

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

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.

Fitted Curve range by Metris
Wall paint

3/8 Island unit

kitchen room with stainles steel stools and kitchen worktop

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

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.

Quality Granite Tops
Jaycee Furniture

4/8 Hob

kitchen room with induction hob and plant in pot

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

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.

Induction hob

5/8 Sink area

sink area with sink and swan neck tap

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

A swan-necked tap echoes both the linear and curved lines of the kitchen. Finished in Silk Steel, it complements the stainless-steel appliances and undermounted sink.


6/8 Essential storage

sturdy wall cabinet with with wine glasses

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

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.

John Lewis 
Wall cabinets

7/8 Cupboards

kitchen room with cupboard having curved front doors

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

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.

John Lewis

8/8 Pull-out rack

cabinet with bottles on pull out racks

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

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.

Door handles

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Thea Babington-Stitt
Managing Editor

Thea Babington-Stitt is the Managing Editor for Ideal Home. Thea has been working across some of the UK’s leading interiors titles for around 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.