Kitchens are made to last, which means they’re less prone to the ins and outs of fashion. When you’re going to live with something for at least a decade, you’ll want to make sure it’s something you’re not going to fall out of love with. So if you’re looking for kitchen inspiration, the best thing to do would be to agree on the genre of kitchen you’d like – i.e. modern, classic, rustic – before you start looking at what’s available.
The most in-demand kitchen genre at the moment is modern/contemporary, with many popular styles available. Advances in technology and changes in society’s social dynamics are impacting the way we use our kitchens and contemporary kitchen design reflects this, with clever accessories for drawers and cupboards that will help us manage our kitchen gadgets, as well as allow us to follow recipes on our devices at the same time as keeping them out of harm’s way. Here are some of our stylish kitchen ideas:
If you’re looking for a kitchen that’s industrial in style, you can have the look without losing any of the warmth of a modern kitchen. Schüller’s Next 125 Ceramic Concrete kitchen is an understated and elegant style that will fit in with any modern home. From Schüller’s C Range, the Concrete White Grey and the darker shade Concrete Quartz Grey are more affordable options – on a par with the DIY-store ranges. For the more budget-conscious, Nobilia provides a great option in the form of the Cement Grey kitchen. All will look great with your industrial-style accessories, furniture and decoration.
There’s no reason why kitchens have to be neutral in colour. As we spend more and more time in the kitchen, whether it’s where you sit when working from home, part of open-plan living or somewhere you tend to socialise, it’s more important than ever to enjoy your kitchen, and beautiful colour can make all the difference. Schüller’s Next 125’s Curry Satin Kitchen in saffron yellow can be contrasted with darker colours to make it stand out more, or it is cheerful enough to stand out on its own. By contrast, the C Range’s sumptuous Aqua Blue Matt Kitchen will add a sophisticated air to your home – you’ll love entertaining in this room. And if you prefer pastels, the Nobilia Aqua Supermatt will bring colour into even the darkest of kitchens.
With the modern kitchen ranges, you can have all the advantages of a wooden kitchen with none of the difficulties such as price and the fact that worktops are so easy to stain. For example, Schüller’s Next 125 Natural Walnut is flexible, hard-wearing, long-lasting and, above all, beautiful. The C Range Old Oak Barrique is a beautiful oak effect that will give your kitchen a sophisticated look. The Nobilia range also offers a choice of wooden finishes, including the Sanremo Oak, a light oak reproduction that will look great in any kitchen.
Increase your feeling of space with a white kitchen such as the Next 125 Solid Polar White. White kitchens are a great way of instilling a sense of cleanliness and minimalism, as well as providing a great backdrop to display objects in strong colours. In Schüller’s C Range, the Crystal White Gloss Curved Kitchen adds interest in the form of shape and a high-gloss finish that has a real wow factor. Again, we also offer a budget-friendly option with the Nobilia Alpine White, which offers a neutral timelessness that will never go out of style.
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