Modern kitchens

 

 

Modern kitchens use clever design and sleek styles to create an impressive space to cook, eat and entertain. 

      

Modern kitchen with mustard shelving unit dressed with pretty pottery and houseplants

Give a plain kitchen wall a sense of purpose with the addition of a stylish shelving unit. Shelving above a kitchen counter, console table or sideboard can help to add a decorative touch. Especially when dressed with pottery pieces and and books in the accent colours to add interest. Kitchen shelves also provide the perfect elegant place to display houseplants.

       

            

Urban kitchen with white tiles and exposed bulb lights

The space works really well, with the sink overlooking the garden and plenty of storage space. Black grouting and exposed bulbs coupled with neon signs give this scheme an urban, contemporary edge, while vintage elements give the kitchen a mismatched look.

            

              

White kitchen with diagonally positioned metro tiles

Laying basic metro tiles in a herringbone pattern creates an interesting look in this modern white kitchen. The kitchen units are from Ikea, but bespoke doors give it a luxury look. It just goes to show that a chic kitchen needn’t cost the earth.

         

                

Modern kitchen with custom-built storage wall

If you’re planning a new kitchen, think about the lines you are creating with kitchen units and storage. This floor-to-ceiling unit fill one entire wall, offering a huge amount of storage, without encroaching too much on the space. In fact, the open shelving offers a great way to add colour to your room by putting favourite trinkets and cookware on display.

              

                    

Modern white handleless kitchen with black walls

The bare bones of this kitchen are really very modern classic, but creative touches totally transform it. Black paint doesn’t take up much of the wall space, but the little bit you see really does look amazing. Where a kitchen is relatively narrow, a long island is a great idea. The seating area here acts as a second dining table.

                  

           

Neutral wood kitchen with black worktops and lime-green accents

Dark worktops are a practical choice, as food stains will be invisible. They also add a bit of drama to standard wood units. In any neutral scheme, a hit of colour works wonders and that’s just what the lime-green blind and other accessories do here.

         

          

Modern kitchen with relaxed and colourful seating area

Take full advantage of a spacious kitchen by including an informal seating area. You don’t need to have huge armchairs to make it comfortable. These easily moveable but super comfortable chairs are a great choice. Accessorise with bright cushions for an injection of colour.

               

            

Modern grey kitchen with well planned storage

Good storage does depend on how much space you have. Thorough planning is the key, though, no matter the size of your floor area. Here, the kitchen offers cupboard space, a shelf for trinkets, plus a wine rack and extra work surface. We think that’s everything covered.

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