Whistler StreetContemporary Kitchen, London
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Style an island If you can’t afford a high-end kitchen all around your room, consider making your island the star. Fit a worktop that contrasts with the rest of the kitchen, such as this wooden number, for look-at-me appeal, and invest in stylish bar stools and lighting for a break-out dining area with star quality.
Hang a decorative hoodSuspended over a central island, this cooker hood is the focus of the room. Its unusual design and pattern mimics that of a pendant lampshade and draws the eye upwards, towards the impressive skylight. The simple shape of the island, coupled with an unobtrusive glass hob, perfectly complement the hood and show how adding one striking decorative element to a kitchen can give a unique twist to the whole room.Find out more about buying an extractor fan
Do double duty Get a little extra work surface by extending the worktop beyond the footprint of your island to form a small lip. This easy improvement increases prep space without forfeiting valuable floor area, as well as creating a bijou breakfast bar.
Mix influencesThis airy extension has a mix of glazing styles for a rich, interesting look. Crittall-style doors open onto the garden while a sash window sits above the sink. A large and simple roof light, meanwhile, pulls masses of light into the back of the room.