Fitted kitchens provide the perfect opportunity for creating a tidy, streamlined space, whilst freestanding kitchen units offer the flexibility to adapt your layout over time. Do make use of experts and their know-how; using an online kitchen planner and knowing broadly what you want from your kitchen layout is a great place to start, but for the more technical aspects of kitchen design and installation, a professional kitchen designer will help turn your dream kitchen into a reality.
In a minimalist New York City apartment with pops of color, a narrow kitchen features cabinetry by Bulthaup , a countertop and sink by Corian , fittings by Vola , and an oven and cooktop by Gaggenau The light fixture is by Bega , and the floor is terrazzo.
In a space-starved kitchen, it’s tempting to go the all-white route, but this kitchen opts for a layered mix of materials, including reclaimed South Carolina barnwood (the cabinets and shelves), galvanized metal (the countertops), soapstone (the sink), and even unlacquered brass (the hardware).
The work zone is where will have your fridge-freeze as well as your kitchen sink , dishwasher and kitchen waste bin – these should all be as close together as possible so you can tip leftover food into the bin, rinse the plates then stack them in the dishwasher with minimum effort.
Even though I was happy with our all white kitchen, I was ready for a change and so one evening while cleaning out a cabinet, I came across my can of Annie Sloan chalk paint in French Linen and wondered how it would look on my lower kitchen cabinets.