The kitchen, like every other room in the modern day home has evolved in leaps in bounds. A former shade of its traditional and original counterpart, the kitchen has become far more than just a place to prepare and cook meals. Often, when we are on the hunt for a new home or apartment, one of the very first things we look at, before the bedroom and bathroom, is the kitchen. We ask ourselves: Is it dark? Cramped? Outdated? All points that are valid and extremely important for our current or future culinary experiences. Avid home cooks cannot function without a well designed space, while others are content with just the basics.
Contrary to popular belief, size does not matter. You do not need a kitchen of epic proportions to be satisfied. A well executed kitchen comes down to ergonomics, storage and good design. If these three words are not present in your repertoire, we suggest seeking help from a professional. Whatever your level of cooking skills, be it master chef or microwave hero, the kitchen is an intrinsic element in a home and has a great impact on future resale value. Today, with the help of our homify UK experts, we are going to take a tour through some of the most amazing and bespoke kitchens in circulation. We hope that you can, aside from growing green with envy, walk away with tips, ideas and inspiration for implementing elements of these designs into your own homes.
This is one of those rare instances when a picture is worth more than the words that can be used to describe it. Bathed in natural light, and oozing with elegance and style, this kitchen by Mowlem&Co combines modern functionality and appliances, within a classic and timeless example of kitchen design. From the ornate timber windows, through to the whimsical chandelier, the designers have created a space that simply glows. There is no need for art to hang on these walls; the two large windows which look out into that mysterious and luscious garden speak volumes. From four different seasons you would have four different pieces of periodic art; a sea of burnt orange leaves in autumn, white blossoms in spring, an expanse of snowfall in the winter, and of course, a canopy of greenery in summer.
As mentioned earlier, having a small kitchen does not mean it will lack impact. A well-planned kitchen in this situation is pivotal. As you can see here, Staffan Tollgard Design Group have envisaged a beautiful space with all the finest trimmings and features. It is well lit, has a huge amount of cupboards and drawers for storage, and above all, is incredibly visually appealing. The burgundy chairs lift the muted colour scheme, which is already rich in texture and style. They also pair beautifully with the round marble tabletop, which in itself, is a feature point of this space. This is a great area for those who love to entertain; you can have your friends and family around, glass of wine in hand, while your food bubbles away on the stove.
If you find yourself pulling your hair out trying to choose a style for your kitchen, this design by Richard Clifford, is an great example of how you can marry a huge range of styles together and form a perfectly balanced and inviting kitchen area. Those industrial steel lights are delightfully paired with the modern breakfast stools and black marble counter tops, whereas the table, cupboards and window dressings are all reminiscent of rustic country charm. This space enables a myriad of uses; you can seat yourself around the kitchen island for a quick and easy bite to eat, or when guests are over, you can be spread out and seated at the table.
This provincial styled kitchen by Darren Morgan, has hints of Art Deco and the early modernism period all rolled into one. No detail has been spared in this example; from the ornate door handles and chandelier, to the tiny pockets of bronze glass. Here you have a kitchen that has blended modern appliances into a typically classic scene, yet retained its rustic and early 20th century charm. You will also notice that storage, something which is not generally considered in kitchens of this era, has been well thought out to ensure the occupants can use every last inch of available space.
Clean lines and strict geometry and exemplified in this kitchen by Mays Floorplans. Located inside the incredible Strata Tower in London, you can entertain, dine and cook with a breathtaking view and within a kitchen with all the latest and greatest design features. The first element to take note of is the suspended range hood. This allows the kitchen to have an open and endless expanse, without any interruption. Next, you will see the recessed down lights have been aligned with the kitchen island, meaning the space is always well lit for occupants. Aside from these practical features, every piece of furniture and decorative element balances perfectly with its surroundings. This creates a space with a calm, relaxing and serene aura—the perfect words to describe a kitchen space!