Be inspired by a relaxed Mediterranean-inspired kitchen

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Exposed brickwork leads the eye into the garden, creating a rustic feel at one end of the kitchen, while walnut veneer floating shelves and cabinetry contrast against an antique table and chairs. Glass pendants provide overhead lighting, highlighting the textured effect of the flooring.

1/8 Practical layout

kitchen room with tiled flooring and kitchen cabinets

(Image credit: Future PLC/Richard Gadsby)

Cooke & Lewis

2/8 Kitchen-diner

kitchen room with tiled flooring and kitchen cabinets

(Image credit: Future PLC/Richard Gadsby)

A curved wall, painted in a light taupe, softens the overall look and enhances the feeling of space. A chaise longue, rustic oak table and garden chairs in the kitchen add a sense of relaxation and comfort. These touches also provide contrast to the practical, single run of base cupboards.

Glass pendants

3/8 Dining area

dining room with table and chairs

(Image credit: Future PLC/Richard Gadsby)

Velux windows, two of which are remote controlled, flood the kitchen with daylight, while a shelving unit provides handy storage space for food and drinks.

Shelving unit

4/8 Cooking area

cooking area with kitchen chimney and kitchen shelves

(Image credit: Future PLC/Richard Gadsby)

A dual-fuel cooker is the focal point in this run of units. Walnut-veneered units recreate a modern, yet rustic-style kitchen, while a beige worktop gives the room a stylish look.

Range cooker

5/8 Dishwasher

dish washer with cups in kitchen

(Image credit: Future PLC/Richard Gadsby)

This dishwasher is fully integrated, so that the lines of the cabinetry remain uninterrupted.


6/8 Sink area

sink area with steel tap and plant in pot

(Image credit: Future PLC/Richard Gadsby)

A removable grill keeps the base of the sink clear at all times and minimises scratches.


7/8 Knife holder

magnetic knife holder with knives on wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/Richard Gadsby)

Held by a magnetic strip, these knives are easily at hand when cooking.


8/8 Utensil drawer

cutlery drawer with spoons knives and forks on dining table

(Image credit: Future PLC/Richard Gadsby)

The reclaimed wood drawers in the dining table have been customised by adding wood dividers to house cutlery.

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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.