Islington Flat RefurbishmentScandinavian Kitchen, London
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5. They can give you the best of both worldsAlmost-matching chairs are a clever compromise when you want to break up a sense of order and uniformity… just not too much.Head-of-table chairs are good to mix up (as seen here), as often there’s room to expand a little and choose a slouchier design. Opt for coordinated modern classics if you want to maintain a formal and contemporary feel. Do you think mismatched chairs look dated, or are they timeless? Share your preferences and thoughts in the Comments section.
Keep it simpleCabinets that have minimal accessories, fiddly designs or internal mechanisms will certainly keep the pennies in your pockets. The units themselves are usually less expensive to make as it’s the drawers, pull-outs and special materials that pile on the pounds. Keep the aesthetic minimal, too, by choosing a basic white door, like the ones in the kitchen here. The design is subtle and uses only one wall, but stretches up with tall wall units to maximise storage space. You can use flat-pack units to achieve this look, which of course brings down prices.