Take a look around this stunning Shaker kitchen

Want a kitchen that has a contemporary twist on classic Shaker style? Take some decorating inspiration from this kitchen transformation, chosen by Ideal Home. Find more kitchen makeovers at housetohome.co.uk

Moving the kitchen into a large living room space gave the owners the spacious open-plan kitchen-diner they wanted. They chose a classic Shaker kitchen to suit the age of the property, adding a more contemporary feel by painting the base units grey and a tall bank of units blue.

1/6 Open-plan kitchen-diner design

open plan kitchen with wooden flooring and white wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/Douglas Gibb)

Kitchen units and worktops
Harvey Jones Kitchens

2/6 Full height kitchen units with appliances

full height kitchen units with appliances

(Image credit: Future PLC/Douglas Gibb)

Full-height units with an integrated bank of ovens are built around a freestanding stainless-steel fridge-freezer.

Appliances Direct

3/6 Open kitchen shelving

kitchen with open shelves and white wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/Douglas Gibb)

To retain an open feel, the owners installed floating shelves above the kitchen units. With lots of storage provided by the tall units and the central island, the shelves are useful for displaying glassware and ceramics.

Similar floating shelves

4/6 Original kitchen mantelpiece

kitchen with shelf shaker

(Image credit: Future PLC/Douglas Gibb)

The owners painted the original fireplace grey to match the grey kitchen units. It has become the focal point of the room and the owners use it to display kitchenalia.

Similar personalised chopping board

5/6 Kitchen, dining and living areas

kitchen with dining and living area

(Image credit: Future PLC/Douglas Gibb)

The owners balanced out the room's huge proportions with a large central island and a dining table that can seat eight people. Double doors lead through to the living room.

Similar dining table
John Lewis
Grey pendant light

6/6 The room before the makeover

room before the makeover

(Image credit: Future PLC/Douglas Gibb)

The flat had not been decorated since the 1950s when a partition wall had been built to divide the living room space into two small rooms. The current owners removed the partition wall and turned the large space into an open-plan kitchen-diner.

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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.