Modern monochrome kitchen
Steel, black and white are the ultimate modern colours for a statement look in a kitchen. A quirky lamp and framed pictures add character.
Now Group’s Fino Bronze laminate units and stainless-steel accents, including big cupboards with slatted drop-down doors, and a cooker from Comet’s Prestige range, create a clean, contemporary look. Matching washed teak laminate flooring with Da Vinci and Van Gogh mosaic edging, both from Amtico, makes an interesting design feature. The graphite barstool is from Focus DIY.
The original kitchen, which has had a conservatory built onto it, is now a ‘wet’ area – where sink, dishwasher, washing machine are situated – and all the ‘dry’ appliances are in the extension. The limestone floor tiles from Ideal Tiles seamlessly connect both rooms and simple taupe wall tiles blend into this relaxed scheme.
Limestone floor tiles
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Choosing matt black cabinets for your kitchen is a bold choice, and when teamed with stainless-steel handles and appliances, and brilliant white walls, together they combine to create a contemporary room that is also a style statement.
A sleek central peninsula creates a striking statement in this bright white and wood kitchen scheme. It leads off from a glass-roofed extension, which pours natural light into the space, while bright orange furniture adds a zingy touch.
Sparkly white worktops are teamed with glossy peppermint green lacquered units in this contemporary kitchen by Paul Lamb Interiors. Stainless steel, etched glass and pale walls reflect light flooding through the French windows. Track spotlights are trained on specific work zones and shelves display favourite cookbooks.
Paul Lamb Interiors
A rich Carrara marble splashback adds texture and depth to this all-white kitchen design.
A functional trolley brings additional island workspace to this kitchen and can be wheeled against the wall when it’s not in use.
A huge dining table on wheels adds an ingenious flexible feel to this streamlined kitchen-diner, but it’s the statement pendant light that steals the show.
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The central island of this kitchen boasts a lower-level seating area for guests to sit and enjoy drinks while you entertain. Walnut bar stools match the cabinets perfectly and the pale greys and blue specks of the granite worktops complement their muted shades – all serving to create a sleek modern look in this space.
Kitchen units and worktops
For a sleek, contemporary feel in your kitchen, go for an under-mounted square sink keeping the granite worktop looking streamlined and clean of interruptions. Team it with a angular tap, that is a modern version of the classic swan tap, to continue the linear vibe.
An Aga stove sits at the heart of the kitchen. The mustard yellow stools and blue brickwork-style tiling adds a cool modern-retro feel, while floor-to-ceiling units provide plenty of storage.
The matt oak veneer units are offset perfectly by pale limestone tiles and neutral walls keep the overall design scheme simple. The large, light space hides nifty ideas like a hidden sink tucked away in a corner so that dirty dishes can be discreetly obscured from the social end of the kitchen.
This hot-pink glass worktop and splashback is sure to give your kitchen the wow factor. Not only does it look amazing, but it’s also easy to clean and non-porous so it doesn’t harbour bacteria.
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