Step inside this stylish kitchen makeover

This stylish kitchen has been given a glamorous makeover with gloss units, walnut worktops, stainless steel appliances and chandelier-style pendant lights. For more kitchen inspiration visit

This social, open-plan space was created by combining the kitchen and garage. The glossy dark units and chunky walnut worktops look designer but were actually from a DIY store. The chandelier extractor fan above the island unit adds a touch of glamour.

1/10 Black gloss units

kitchen with glossy black wall and extractor hood

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Parmiter)

The units are from Homebase and the extractor hood was from ebay.

2/10 Before shot

kitchen with oak wood cupboard and black countertop

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Parmiter)

The previous units were dated and the kitchen space was small and dark. By knocking through to the garage they created a larger space stretching the length of the house.

3/10 Hexangonal island unit

patio area with hexagonal countertop and bi fold doors

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Parmiter)

The unusual hexagonal island unit is versatile for entertaining and has cupboard space all around it, perfect for storing kitchen essentials. The bi-fold doors that open out onto the patio help to create a light and airy feel.

4/10 Walnut worktop

kitchen with black glossy shelves and walnut colour worktop

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Parmiter)

A combination of wood and stainless steel creates a stylish streamlined space. The tall glass bi-fold doors teamed with pale walls and flooring ensure the open-plan room retains a light, airy feel.

5/10 Stainless steel fitted appliances

kitchen with tall black wall unit with microwave oven and tea towel

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Parmiter)

The oven and microwave are situated at eye level in this tall bank of units. The tea towel is from H&M. The appliances are from Smeg.

6/10 Budget glamour

kitchen with white wall and cabinet

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Parmiter)

This area manages to stay clutter-free as there is plenty of extra storage in the new design. Subtle red and pink accessories add an injection of colour.

7/10 Angled unit

kitchen with storage unit and black cabinet

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Parmiter)

To keep the worktops uncluttered, as much storage was fitted as possible. The island's built-in units are ideal for storing dry goods.

8/10 Kitchen storage

kitchen with black storage unit and drawers

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Parmiter)

These handy drawers neatly store cutlery and crockery helping to keep the kitchen tidy and organised.

9/10 Wine cooler

kitchen with black unit with wine cooler

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Parmiter)

A slimline wine fridge has cleverly been squeezed in this gap at the end of the units.

10/10 Open plan dining

dining area with glitzy chandelier and black dining table

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Parmiter)

The glitzy modern chandeliers above the dining table help to define the space and tie in with the glam extractor hood.

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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.