A painted island unit is the focal point of this traditional kitchen. It’s a social hub and provides extra worksurface and cupboard space because the fireplace takes up a large part of a wall of potential storage. Finished with blackboard paint, the fireplace has been upcycled into a functional feature with bookshelves in the hearth.
Pewter-effect handles pick up on the dark shade of the granite worktop for a cohesive look in this white kitchen. The drawer units are wonderfully unconventinal in their proportions, adding a unique feel (and increased storage capacity) to the cabinetry. White is a great base on which to build and accessorise and no white kitchen is like another.
Gas hob and extractor hood
Shallow shelving at the back of a kitchen island unit is useful for small items and makes an attractive kitchen display. Keeping part of your island open, instead of enclosing it with doors, enables you to display crockery and recipe books and keep them close to hand in both the kitchen or dining zone.
Two single stainless-steel ovens and a warming drawer provide all of the cooking requirements in this traditional white kitchen. The well worn and rustic table and chairs provide a nice contrast to the modern painted cabinetry, while choosing a tall and slimline modern radiator helps to free up some extra space for storage.
This traditional kitchen has fresh white cabinetry and black granite worksurfaces. Stylish, hardwearing and with lots of variations on offer, granite remains a popular choice for kitchen worksurfaces. Show it off as much as possible by keeping worktop accessories to beautiful and/or essential items only so maximum shiny surfaces are visible...
Patterned wallpaper creates a striking backdrop to rustic furniture in this traditional kitchen dining area. The busy environment of the home kitchen allows for bolder, more energetic wallpaper designs than those that might be used in other areas of the home. The eyecatching motif helps to emphasise this as a special area of the kitchen, in this case one designated for dining.
Georgia Horton at Wallpaperdirect