• Posts Tagged ‘modern kitchen’

    Aiming high

    by  • September 26, 2014 • Kitchen Inspiration

    Neil Lerner white kitchen

    From fashion to interior design, oversized EVERYTHING is in right now, and that extends to wall units.  These 116cm-high cupboards make a dramatic statement and eliminate a dusty top area. The eye-catching splash back, made of durable, easy-to-clean porcelain, echoes the look of spectacular bookmatched marble and makes a real impact. Neil Lerner kitchens from £30,000.

    Looking for more striking streamlined designs? Check out the Integra Astral Blue scheme by Magnet

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    Modern rustic

    by  • August 20, 2014 • Kitchen Inspiration

    Wood kitchen

    If you’re torn between classic and contemporary for your new scheme, there’s no reason why you can’t have the best of both worlds: a distressed-wood finish is the perfect way to soften the effect of hard lines, and add a gentle warmth to a modern kitchen. This rich, tactile Synchronised Woodgrain finish is available in Light, Dark and Drift, shown here on furniture from the Malmo collection by John Lewis, kitchens from £10,000.

    Looking for more contemporary wood schemes? We love this striking SieMatic design

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    Planning a basement kitchen

    by  • July 24, 2014 • Kitchen Design Advice

    White basement kitchen

    It can be controversial but, if you can’t extend to the back or the side, digging down can be a successful path to the open-plan kitchen, diner and living space you’ve always wanted.

    Excavating or renovating?

    While you would think that it must be cheaper and a lot less hassle to renovate an existing cellar, it doesn’t always hold true. Standard room height is about 2.7m but you will likely need to dig down to about 3.5m to accommodate underpinning and structural work, so you might not be much better off.

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    Designed for entertaining

    by  • July 4, 2014 • Kitchen Design Advice

    White and yellow open-plan kitchen

    The modern kitchen is all about space. Space to cook, space to entertain and space for the whole family to gather, to chat and to just be. In this time-pressed age, it’s a real boon to be able to offer help with homework while preparing the evening meal and, in summer, an open plan space really comes into its own. The majority of open plan kitchens include glass doors that fill the room with light and offer easy access to garden.

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    Steeling the scene

    by  • June 20, 2014 • Kitchen Inspiration

    Alno Inox

    We’re in love. Crazy, stupid love. The object of our affections? The new steel kitchen by Alno

    BK popped into the company’s flagship showroom in central London yesterday for the launch of the Inox and was instantly smitten with the sleek, contemporary design. But it’s what lies beneath that really appeals.

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    New finish for Modulnova’s Blade design

    by  • June 19, 2014 • Kitchen Inspiration

    Modulnova Cucina Blade

    No one does style quite like the Italians, as this revamped design from Modulnova aptly demonstrates. The innovative contemporary kitchen brand has recently introduced a new finish to its Cucina Blade collection. Originally launched in graphite-coloured aluminium and Kerlite (a tough, non-porous porcelain), panels and worktops are now available in ultra-thin glass, while anodised aluminium lends a sleek edge to cabinetry. The result is a design that is strong, hardwearing and seductively good-looking. Bravissimo, Modulnova!

    Modulnova kitchens are available in the UK from DesignSpaceLondon, from £25,000.

    Looking for more contemporary kitchen inspiration? Have a look at this gorgeous open-plan scheme from Cesar

     

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    Inspirational galley kitchens

    by  • May 5, 2014 • Kitchen Inspiration

    A galley kitchen is often the only answer in a small room, when space is tight. But don’t let a long narrow kitchen stop you from creating a practical and good looking space. A well-planned galley layout can deliver everything you need.

    Here are a few of my favourite galley kitchen schemes:

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    Round-edged worktops open up this space, creating a welcoming entrance to this galley kitchen. The slate flooring mimics the patio area for an uninterrupted and unified feel.

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    New Year, New Kitchen

    by  • December 29, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    So was your Christmas all you’d hoped it would be or was it a bit of a let-down filled with kitchen catastrophes?

    Have you decided that next year it’ll be different?

    No more struggling to get the turkey into the smallest oven known to man; spending hours digging that mixer out from the back of the cupboard; struggling to prepare a gourmet Christmas meal for 20 with just half a metre of useable workspace…

    A new kitchen is clearly in order but where to start? Well, at the risk of blowing our own trumpet here at Beautiful Kitchen we’d recommend a very reasonably-priced subscription to our extraordinarily useful magazine. Every issue there’s tons of inspiration for kitchen design ideas, plus loads of expert advice on how to get the most from your space, our top picks for appliances big and small plus lots of lovely finishing touches.

    Call 0844 848 0848 and visit magazinesdirect.com/icqk for our New Year offer that will save up to 45%.

    We think it could make the difference between ending up with a nice kitchen and a truly beautiful one…

    Why not buy yourself (or a friend) a subscription?

    Why not buy yourself (or a friend) a subscription?

     

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    Mark Wilkinson's Newlyn kitchen

    by  • May 19, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Kitchen designer Mark Wilkinson has always taken inspiration for his designs from a variety of sources. People, places and culture all play a part when he first puts pencil to paper to design a kitchen. These are not merely boxes designed to fit contents and fill a room.

    So it is with his latest creation the Newlyn, which takes as its inspiration the Newlyn school of artists, both old and new. Old, in the sense that it makes use of natural materials simply presented, much like the paintings of artists such as Walter Langley depicting the honest toil of fishermen in the late 19th and early 20th century and new in the sense that it looks at the modern, linear designs of artists working and living there now.

    This manifests itself in the two contrasting materials used to create Newlyn, strikingly linear grained walnut and shiny chrome accents.

    Mark Wilkinson's latest design, the Newlyn kitchen

    Mark Wilkinson's latest design, the Newlyn kitchen

    The attention to detail is exactly what you’d expect from a Mark Wilkinson design, with a beautiful place for everything and every beautiful thing in its place.

    The plate rack has both form and function in the Mark Wilkinson Newlyn kitchen

    The plate rack has both form and function in the Mark Wilkinson Newlyn kitchen

    Narrow spice storage painted cupboard with contrasting walnut interior

    Narrow spice storage painted cupboard with contrasting walnut interior

    Unusually, though, it’s of a more modern construction, being a flat fronted design rather than in-frame and, in a nod to modern tastes it’s also effectively handless using as it does, recessed finger pull. It’s linear, pared back and understated.

    Ysanne

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    Mark Wilkinson’s Newlyn kitchen

    by  • May 19, 2012 • Kitchen Inspiration • 0 Comments

    Kitchen designer Mark Wilkinson has always taken inspiration for his designs from a variety of sources. People, places and culture all play a part when he first puts pencil to paper to design a kitchen. These are not merely boxes designed to fit contents and fill a room.

    So it is with his latest creation the Newlyn, which takes as its inspiration the Newlyn school of artists, both old and new. Old, in the sense that it makes use of natural materials simply presented, much like the paintings of artists such as Walter Langley depicting the honest toil of fishermen in the late 19th and early 20th century and new in the sense that it looks at the modern, linear designs of artists working and living there now.

    This manifests itself in the two contrasting materials used to create Newlyn, strikingly linear grained walnut and shiny chrome accents.

    Mark Wilkinson's latest design, the Newlyn kitchen

    Mark Wilkinson’s latest design, the Newlyn kitchen

    The attention to detail is exactly what you’d expect from a Mark Wilkinson design, with a beautiful place for everything and every beautiful thing in its place.

    The plate rack has both form and function in the Mark Wilkinson Newlyn kitchen

    The plate rack has both form and function in the Mark Wilkinson Newlyn kitchen

    Narrow spice storage painted cupboard with contrasting walnut interior

    Narrow spice storage painted cupboard with contrasting walnut interior

    Unusually, though, it’s of a more modern construction, being a flat fronted design rather than in-frame and, in a nod to modern tastes it’s also effectively handless using as it does, recessed finger pull. It’s linear, pared back and understated.

    Ysanne

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