Be inspired by this gravity-defying stainless-steel kitchen

The glass-walled kitchen acts like a bridge between the main building and the garden.

The glass-walled kitchen acts like a bridge between the main building and the garden. Inside, the island rests on perforated plinths that allow ventilation, while floor-level lighting around it creates a pleasant atmosphere in the evenings. The entire back wall of the kitchen is mirrored, which reflects the garden and gives a sense of depth.

1/8 Kitchen

glass walled kitchen room with white tiled flooring

(Image credit: Colin Poole)

Kitchen design and cabinetry
Paul Archer Design

2/8 Simple layout

kitchen room with white ceiling and white limestone flooring

(Image credit: Colin Poole)

A white ceiling and limestone flooring enhance the feeling of light in the kitchen. Along one side, stainless-steel units conceal a dishwasher and a pull-out bin.


3/8 Griddle hob

kitchen with white wall induction hob grill and glass with leafy vegetable

(Image credit: Colin Poole)

The domino grill hob cooks quick, healthy dishes. It has two independently controlled heating elements for cooking multiple foodstuffs and a removable drip tray for easy cleaning afterwards.


4/8 Utensil drawer

stainless steel utensil drawer with kitchen utensils

(Image credit: Colin Poole)

Soft-closing drawers with smart steel interiors help keep cutlery and utensils tidy. The mellow taupe colour on the worksurface softens the industrial feel of the stainless-steel units.

Argil Brown Zodiaq

5/8 Sink area

kitchen with kitchen sink steel tap and green vegetable

(Image credit: Colin Poole)

Understated styling and a high-shine chrome finish make this tap an ideal choice for this modern kitchen. The accompanying sink has been undermounted beneath the chunky composite quartz worktop for a minimal look.


6/8 Crockery drawer

kitchen with crockery drawer and kitchen utensils

(Image credit: Colin Poole)

Compartments within the drawers make finding frequently used items simple.

Similar bowls
Try the Couleur cereal bowls at Habitat

7/8 Dual-purpose doors

dining room with double white doors and kitchen shelves

(Image credit: Colin Poole)

Double doors can either close off the kitchen from the rest of the house or fold back to hide neat shelf storage, turning it into sleek cupboards. Beyond is the dining area and living space, which have the same flooring for a seamless look.

8/8 Practical layout

kitchen room with white tiled flooring and flower in vase

(Image credit: Colin Poole)

With the doors open, the kitchen flows effortlessly into the adjoining living zones. Controls on the side of the island operate a clever ventilation mechanism, which opens a vent beneath the workstation, letting fresh air from outside the kitchen into the room.


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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.