Bored of your kitchen? We understand. Sometimes you just want a little change but can't seem to find the right inspiration to kickstart your makeover journey. Luckily, we have done all the hard work for you and have picked some of the finest kitchen makeover jems to really get you thinking about your new kitchen design.
Be adventurous by adding patterned floor tiles to a neutral colour scheme for a bright, traditional-style kitchen. Or, go for the modern look by accessorising with silver and high shine work tops to give your kitchen that sleek, contemporary glow.
1/10 Kitchen makeover ideas
Maybe you like the country theme instead, in which case pair some tartan accessories with a brightly coloured cooker to act as a feature and make your country kitchen pop. Whatever your style, this gallery is filled with different ideas to inspire your new kitchen, browse until your heart's content!
White galley kitchen with patterned floor tiles
A wooden window seat adds extra seating and bold, blue floor tiles have been used to border the island unit in this classic kitchen. Galley and linear kitchens are the obvious choice for narrow rooms, but can be the star of larger spaces, too. Galleys are designed to be both compact, ergonomic and ultra-efficient, maximising every inch of space for both storage and preparation.
2/10 White and sage green kitchen with wall cupboards
Not every home is blessed with a vast open-plan kitchen but, if your room is on the small side, there's plenty to feel positive about. Keep surfaces free of clutter, too. Look for smaller appliances, choosing premium models that give the optimum internal space while still fitting a standard or smaller space. To avoid cluttering the worktops, plenty of cupboards have been incorporated into this kitchen design.
3/10 Modern kitchen with silver fixtures
Sleek kitchen units and bar stools make this space both practical and stylish. A trio of glass pendants adds a touch of up-to-the-minute sparkle - a nice contrast to the tradtional leaded casement windows. Using the same materials gives a seamless look that will make a kitchen recede in a multifunctional room.
4/10 Lime green painted kitchen with white cabinetry
A large, light-filled room often benefits from strong colour to add definition and interest, and to prevent a space looking bland. In this traditional kitchen-diner a feature wall has been painted in a lime green to match the blinds and tablecloth, which ties the whole scheme together.
5/10 Black-and-white U-shaped kitchen
A simple monochrome scheme in this open-plan kitchen gives this spacious U-shaped area a crisp and clean look. The versatility of this design means it will work no matter what the size or style of your kitchen. To maximise brightness, opt for an all-white scheme. To add an element of contrast, worktops are covered in black slate.
6/10 White Shaker-style kitchen with storage
Shaker-style cabinetry frames the bold red range cooker in this country-style kitchen, while wooden worktops echo the traditional-style dining table. Maximise your storage space with clever shelving units installed above and around the cooking area - perfect for housing cookery books and utensils. This simple red, white and neutral colour scheme helps to keep the finish tailored and smart.
7/10 Modern kitchen with purple island unit
This large-scale island unit provides a utility sink and an abundance of storage solutions in this smart kitchen extension. The fabulous purple paintwork comes centre stage against a backdrop of white wall cupboards and glass alcove cabinet. The skylight window adds architectural interest.
Cabinets and bar stools
8/10 White kitchen-diner with oak beams
This open-plan kitchen-diner includes all the ingredients of a timeless kitchen scheme - original oak beams, whitewashed walls and shabby-chic dining table. However other elements, such as the Perspex chairs, freestanding units and stainless-steel appliances are decidedly modern. It's a juxtaposition that brings a refreshing modern edge to a traditional interior.
9/10 Pale blue and grey kitchen with tiled splashback
This classic country kitchen is fitted with pale blue painted kitchen cabinets with black granite worktops and has a matching Aga. Metro tiles have a verstaile look that can suit all styles of kitchen, from modern industrial to country and classic. If you feel daring, don't stop at the traditional splashback - tile all the way up to the ceiling to maximise the feeling of space.
10/10 Modern kitchen with oversized pendant
This modern kitchen with sleek accessories and a stylish kitchen island is ideal for entertaining. An oversized pendant hung over the island anchors the space and, when connected to a dimmer switch, it can provide a range of light levels to suit the mood and time of day. The brown and yellow is a great retro combination reminiscent of the 1970s.
SieMatic cabinetry with Miele appliances
Pure Design UK
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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.
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