Check out this striking black kitchen makeover

This stunning modern kitchen from Ideal Home has bi-folding doors opening straight onto the garden for the perfect party venue

To create this sunny kitchen the owners converted a garage that stood to one side of their home. The garage is now unrecognisable with one wall replaced with bi-folding doors, skylights in the pitched roof and a window at the far end, all letting light flood in. On summer days the doors are pushed back to allow the sunshine indoors. As the kitchen is so bright, the owners were able to go for matt black units with a black tiled floor. White composite worktops and accents of turquoise from the Seventies-style pendants and bar stools prevent the black units from overwhelming the space.

1/6 Bi-folding-doors bring the outdoors in

kitchen with dining table and chair and bi folding doors

(Image credit: Future PLC/Heather Hobhouse)

Onda matt black units
Hove Kitchens (opens in new tab)

Classic Milan Honed Limestone tiles
Mandarin Stone (opens in new tab)

2/6 Make a feature of lighting

kitchen with lighting and flower vase on it

(Image credit: Future PLC/Heather Hobhouse)

A trio of space-age pendant shades make a feature above the island unit. The futuristic feel is enhanced by the contemporary tap and angled extractor fan.

Kartell Fly Pendant Lamps
Utility (opens in new tab)
Tuscana single-lever tap
Kitchen Appliance Centre (opens in new tab)

3/6 Streamlined sink and tap

kitchen sink with tap and window behind

(Image credit: Future PLC/Heather Hobhouse)

The composite worktop has been moulded to wrap up and over the window sill for a seamless finish. The brushed nickel-effect curved tap echoes the curves of the worktop.

Tuscana single-lever tap
Kitchen Appliance Centre (opens in new tab)

4/6 Built-in appliances

kitchen with built in appliance and white wall behind

(Image credit: Future PLC/Heather Hobhouse)

A space-saving tower unit houses two built-in ovens and a microwave, freeing up space underneath the hob for deep pan drawers.

Kuppersbusch built-in microwave, ovens, induction hob and extractor fan
Redhill Appliances (opens in new tab)

5/6 Organising spot

table with chair and mugs on it

(Image credit: Future PLC/Heather Hobhouse)

There wasn’t enough depth to have standard-sized units along the wall to the right of the freestanding fridge-freezer, so slimline cupboards that store recipe books have been fitted, instead. The wall above has been turned into an organising area with a calendar, key store and pin board.

Fantasia aluminium-framed white lacquered units
Onda matt black units
Hove Kitchens (opens in new tab)
Umbra Caddy Organiser
Store (opens in new tab)
Vitra Uten.Silo Organiser
Nest (opens in new tab)

6/6 Before

kitchen with washing machine and gas counter

(Image credit: Future PLC/Heather Hobhouse)

The old kitchen was too small for the owners needs, so they converted their garage into a kitchen. The original kitchen is now used as a dining room.

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Thea Babington-Stitt
Thea Babington-Stitt

Thea Babington-Stitt is the Assistant Editor for Ideal Home. Thea has been working across some of the UK’s leading interiors titles for nearly 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.