Be inspired by a modern galley kitchen with hi-gloss units

Beautiful Kitchens tours a traditional painted kitchen. See more kitchen design ideas, tips and decorating inspiration at

Hi-gloss kitchen units painted in soft magnolia are a modern alternative to traditional wood. All the cooking appliances have been fitted along one side with the sink area opposite for a clutter-free working triangle.

1/7 Kitchen units and design

Kitchen with white wall and wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Still)

Ballerina at Mark Plant

2/7 Gloss kitchen units

Kitchen with white cabinet and wash basin

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Still)

Avoid a visually overbearing scheme by employing large base kitchen cabinets with linear wall units above. A large sink is big enough to soak pans and baking trays.

Kubus sink and Gotthard tap

3/7 Pull-out kitchen drawer

Wooden flooring with drawer and plates

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Still)

A kitchen drawer within a drawer makes it easy to reach both cutlery and crockery.               

Similar crockery
Villeroy & Boch

4/7 Stone kitchen worktop

Marble with blur background

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Still)

Glossy and eyecatching, this polished stone worktop with clear and brown bottle glass, and flecks of aqua and silver suits both traditional and contemporary kitchens.

Similar worktop

5/7 Induction hob

Marble with induction hob and bttles

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Still)

Safe, energy-efficient and easy to keep clean, induction hobs are a great option for contemporary kitchens.

Induction hob

6/7 Kitchen-dining area

Kitchen with white cabinet and wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Still)

To save space in the kitchen-dining area (and also prevent any light from the doorway being blocked out), the table is fixed to the wall.

Table top


7/7 Informal kitchen seating

White wall with wooden flooring and white door

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Still)

The lower kitchen cabinet is actually a drawer that is used to store various paraphernalia. During the warmer months, the owners eat and entertain outdoors.

Similar stool

Looking for more kitchen inspiration? Take a look at our other kitchens for more ideas to steal, or check out the Beautiful Kitchens home page

Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.