Take a look around this chic walnut kitchen

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Before the owners got their hands on this home, the kitchen was small and not conducive to family life or entertaining.  After knocking through to a Victorian lean-to, this delicious and spacious dark-wood kitchen offers a practical layout, with space to cook, entertain and relax.

1/8 Kitchen view

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(Image credit: Future PLC/ Trevor Richards)

The kitchen design and cabinetry was supplied by Crabtree.

2/8 Open plan sink area

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(Image credit: Future PLC/ Trevor Richards)

Every inch of space is utilised in this kitchen, with a coffee machine built into the cabinetry, creating more useable worktop space.

For similar built-in coffee machines, head to Miele.

3/8 Drinks cabinet

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(Image credit: Future PLC/ Trevor Richards)

The owners were keen for the cabinetry to look more like furniture than kitchen units, and this freestanding dresser in a similar style helps continue the traditional feel. The dresser provides useful storage space, and the cupboard at the bottom serves as a handy drinks cabinet.

4/8 Dresser cabinet

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(Image credit: Future PLC/ Trevor Richards)

This freestanding dark-wood dresser matches the cabinetry perfectly, and the Rennie Macintosh-style stained-glass windows add a flash of colour and pattern. 

All the cabinet handles are crafted from pewter and are made by Finesse. The Basalt grey flooring from the Tile & Design Studio adds beautiful contrast to the walnut cabinetry.

5/8 Larder storage

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(Image credit: Future PLC/ Trevor Richards)

Style and practicality are key in this kitchen, where the larder combines handy shelves and pull-out drawers for effective and easy-to-access storage. 

Elegant stained glass cabinet doors frame a traditional canopy-style cooker hood from Gaggenau.

6/8 Clever corner cupboards

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(Image credit: Future PLC/ Trevor Richards)

This kitchen cleverly uses all available space by adding corner cupboards that fold right back into hard-to-reach areas.  Surfaces are kept clean and free from clutter, leaving appliances like this DeLonghi toaster to make a punchy statement on the speckled granite worksurface.

7/8 Double oven

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(Image credit: Future PLC/ Trevor Richards)

This tall walnut cabinet houses a multifunction oven, a steam oven, and a handy warming drawer.  Double doors conceal a spacious fridge freezer with added storage for pots and pans.

Both ovens and the warming drawer are from Siemens, and the fully integrated fridge-freezer comes from Liebherr.

8/8 Hob and work surfaces

kitchen with wooden cabinet and marble counter

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Trevor Richards)

The discreet cooker hood is housed in a traditional canopy that suits the style and grandeur of this room. A simple induction hob nestles in the sleek grey worktop, while a simple microwave is built into the wall units, further maximising worktop space.

Both the microwave and induction hob can be found at Siemens.

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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.