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Classic oak kitchen
White-painted and pale oak cabinets, along with white walls and lightly colour-washed wooden floorboards give the kitchen a fresh and airy feel.
This white, wooden kitchen features a big bank of units for maximum storage potential. The drawers in the island unit were sized to fit the jobs they do, from extra deep for pots and pans to shallow and sectioned for cutlery.
White painted cabinetry has been built around the chimney breast to create an elegant statement in this classic style kitchen, while a granite worktop is a practical touch. For a smart finish, the wood flooring has a border around the edge that ties in with the white units.
The charming, rustic-tinged style of this kitchen is kept bright with white walls and striking two-toned wicker bar stools, spotted in a local shop’s closing down sale. A tall larder unit, surrounding a large American-style fridge freezer, hides a pull-out rack either side, providing plenty of easily accessible space to store food essentials.
A kitchen island is central to a room, not only in positioning but also in that fact that it provides great storage and is completely functional, providing a space for eating and work. As well as the hob, this island incorporates a handy wine cooler, integrated chopping boards and roomy wicker baskets for storing fresh ingredients.
Large flagstones are very hardwearing and a good choice for a family kitchen. These pale tiles have a hint of green, which complements the painted units. Traditional shaker-style cupboard and drawer handles are robust and keeping them in a dark wood colour, rather than painting them in a matching pastel shade, means that grubby finger-marks won’t show up.
Cream-painted furniture goes perfectly with pale granite worktops in this family kitchen, and travertine flooring adds to the light, airy feel of the scheme. Stylish appliances had been raised to eye-level to avoid bending down to lift heavy dishes. The island unit is great for entertaining, as well as providing extra storage and shelves for recipe books.
The soft edges in this kitchen make it feel welcoming and comfortable, and the warm wood breaks up the steady flow of the cream cabinets. The Shaker-style furniture adds a classic edge to the curves, which flow through all the surfaces of this room. As an added luxury, and to add texture and colour, the high part of the walls have been wallpapered.